Month: May 2018

Army West Point Girls Rugby Camp

Exiles,

Army is offering two camps for high school girls this year, grades 7 through 12

Camp #1:  June 28 – July 1

Camp #2:  July 12 – July 15

Lilli is attending camp #2 and we can give players a ride up and back.

GIRLS RUGBY 2018 Flyer

    ARMY WEST POINT WOMENS RUGBY

 ODIA PROMO VIDEO LINK

http://wearearmywestpoint.com/team/womens-rugby/

West Point Women’s Rugby Page

http://goarmywestpoint.com/index.aspx?path=wrugby&

West Point Camp Page

https://armywestpointsportscamps.com/womensrugby/index.php

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Update to Select Side for Saturday, June 9th

Instead of practice, we will kickoff our Select Side prep with a scrimmage on June 9th. A little unorthodox, but a terrific opportunity for team continuity and player evaluation. We will still train on Sunday the 10th, location TBD.

On Saturday, June 9th, we will will play Rugby VA at:

Little River Farm

22006 James Monroe Hwy, Aldie VA

https://t.co/1oaMMD5Uka

Kickoff is at 11:00. We will meet at the field at 9:00 am to go over some things ahead of time. There may be a JV game for later in the afternoon.

Players need to register ASAP. You will not play on the 9th if you have not registered and paid your initial down payment, or in full.

2018 MD Select Side

Please see below for details on the Select Side – we encourage everyone to participate.  It is not all or nothing, but selections will be made based on performance, participation and availability.

We had an excellent experience last year at Mount St Mary’s (MSMs).  I anticipate a similar experience this year and hopefully, better with the added event in NJ.

Contact Karl or Hugh if you have questions.

2018 Maryland Select Side

Overview:
The goal is to field two sides, varsity and junior varsity (JV). All players with a safe level of level of experience and are interested in improving their skill and performance are encouraged to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to get exposure to high level play and coaching. The USA Rugby RCT in New Jersey is geared toward elite pathway.

Targeted Events:

RCT in Rahway, NJ; June 16-17th, 2018, Varsity only (2-day event)

Mid-Atlantic Select Side Tournament, MSMs University; June 23rd, 2018, Varsity and Junior Varsity (based on interest) (Single day event)

New USAR elite pathway guidance: A Player must participate in a RCT to be considered for elite pathway.

Note: In order for players to be considered for Varsity at the RCT in Rahway, NJ, said player must be 16 years old on or prior to June 16th. This is the guideline established by USAR and is NOT negotiable. We do not have this restriction for the event the following event at MSM University on June 23rd.
Requirements for select training sessions:
Players with at least one full season of experience, have a firm grasp of fundamental skills and have the physical and mental ability to train in an intensive/competitive environment.
Cost:
Registration is $200 per player. $50 payment will be due as part of registration due May 31st and is non-refundable. Payment can be made to Ms. Wendy Thomas, team manager, via Venmo to @Wendy-Thomas-15. The balance will be due on or before the June 12th training session.
● Registration will cover lodging, snacks at the field, and team dinner on Saturday night in NJ. Snacks at the field at MSMs. Residual funds will be applied to a team social immediately following the MSMs event.
● All Players will get a practice T-shirt and socks to keep. We will play in black shorts. Players can either use existing shorts, i.e. from selects last year, home-club black shorts, or acquire some on loan or from a supplier.
Training Dates/Times:

Saturday, June 9th, 9:00AM – 2:00PM Location: 1103 Omar Dr., Crownsville, MD
a. 9:00 – 11:00 Registration/Introductions/Ice Breakers/Skills
b. 11:00 – 12:00 Dinner break/chalk talk/team building (meal provided)
c. 12:00 – 2:00 Skills/Scrimmage
Sunday, June 10th 9:00AM – 2:00PM Location: TBD
d. 9:00 – 11:00 Introductions/Ice Breakers/Skills
e. 11:00 – 12:00 Dinner break/chalk talk/team building (meal provided)
f. 12:00 – 1:00 Skills
g. 12:00 – 2:00 Scrimmage, team TBD
Tuesday, June 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: 1103 Omar Dr., Crownsville, MD
Thursday June 14th 6:00 – 8:00pm Location: Demarco Park, Aberdeen, MD
• 8:00 Jersey Ceremony (First 15 Selections will be announced)

Note: June 12th and June 14th locations are subject to change pending availability of scrimmages.

Travel Logistics: More to follow on transportation and lodging
– To be included in registration: Picture ID, Health Insurance information (copy of health insurance card), CIPP number, and emergency contact information.

Outstanding season for the girls

Dear all.

A tough match yesterday but our girls certainly gave North-bay a lot to think about, and more opposition than they were expecting. A huge performance from the exiles and two well earned tries , the final score certainly does not represent accurately the flow of the game.

Some of the better educated rugby critics at the game were amazed at our ball handling, physicality, determination and rugby IQ, our second try came after a series of 27 phases which in international rugby would be noteworthy and quite unprecedented at our U19 level.

This was the Exiles first trip to the state finals and we very much hope to go back next year for a different result.

If any one could forward me some of the pictures of the team under the posts I would appreciate it, I have to write a piece for the local paper.

Finally, I understand that we have a venue and a date for an end of season celebration, others will be sending out that information later.

Karl and I thank you all for your support through the season and we look forward to seeing you at the party.

 

 

 

Exiles are in the finals: Sunday, May 13th

Congratulations to all the players for their hard work this year – you have one last test on Sunday.  Kick off is at noon at UMBC’s Walker Field.  Walker Field address:   5451 Wilkens Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228.

All players must arrive at 1030 for check in and then warm up.

1.   EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID WITH THEM ON SUNDAY  [no ID = no play]

2.  We will submit a player list for the match in advance.  They will check IDs against the roster.  EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID WITH THEM ON SUNDAY.  Driver’s license/perm,it, passport, or school ID is sufficient.

2.  All players must be in high school or of high school age (15-18).  Any high schoolers that are 14 years old must sign an under 15 waiver.  Contact Coach Karl for the under 15 waiver.

3.  Parents and fans will be on the opposite side of the field from the teams.

 

Sunday Semi final

Dear all.

Sunday we face the girls from West Carol again. Make no mistake, they are hurting from last week, this will be a tough tough game .

We need everyone, and I mean everyone to come out to Shadygrove road to support our girls in this crucial game, we are 70 minutes away from the state final, it doesent get much bigger than this.

Spread the word, aunties, uncles, grandma, grandad, brothers, sisters, cousins neighbours, passersby, even the postman!! Get them all to come and support.

We need a huge crowd Sunday at 1pm to give the team every possible encouragement.

See you all there,

Karl and Hugh