Maryland Select Side – deadline extended to May 15


We are in dire straits with regard to RCT registration.  We’ve had several expressing interest but only 3 register.  Either way, we are a far cry from being able to field enough players, JV and/or Varsity.  Coach Scott is going to extend the deadline to Wednesday, May 15th to get enough registered to make it possible. He will make a final decision on Thursday.

2019 Maryland Select Side


The goal is to field two sides, varsity and junior varsity (JV). All players with a safe 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 Massachusetts is geared toward elite pathway.


Targeted Events:      Old Glory Event                      RCT in Springfield, Massachusetts

June 9th, location (TBD)          June 29-30th, 2018

Grades 9-12                           Varsity and Junior Varsity (based on interest)

Maryland v. Virginia                Two-day event


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

In order for players to be considered for Varsity at the RCT in MA, said player must be 16 years old on, or prior to June29th. This guideline established by USAR and is NOT negotiable.  We do not have this restriction for the Old Glory event (MD v. VA) on June 9th.  

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.


Registration is $175 per player. A $50 commitment/deposit as part of registration due by May 15th 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 4th training session as we prepare for our first event.

  • Registration will cover lodging, snacks at the field, and a team dinner on Saturday night in MA. Snacks will be provided at the field for Old Glory event. Lunch will also be provided at the May 18th training 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, May 18th 9:00am-2:00pm Location:  Demarco Park, Aberdeen, MD

9:00 – 11:00 Registration/Introductions/Ice Breakers/Skills

11:00 – 12:00 Lunch break/chalk talk/team building (meal provided)

12:00 – 2:00 Skills/Scrimmage

Tuesday, May 28th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: 1103 Omar Dr., Crownsville, MD

Tuesday, June 4th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Demarco Park, Aberdeen, MD

8:00 pm sharp, Jersey Ceremony (First 15 Selections will be announced)

Sunday June 9th Old Glory Event, est. kickoff 1:00 PM but TBD. Location TBD, likely in VA.

Thursday, June 20th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: 1103 Omar Dr., Crownsville, MD

Saturday or Sunday June 22nd or 23rd – Potential friendly with PA, Kickoff and Location TBD.

June 28th-30th RCT in Springfield, MA.


Travel Logistics: We will car pool to and from MA so parents’ assistance is paramount.  We will be staying Friday and Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Amherst-Hadley at 400 Russell Street Hadley,

Massachusetts 01035.  More to follow on transportation and lodging


To be included in registration: Picture ID, Health Insurance information (copy of health insurance card), CIPP number, player questionnaire, health and medical history, and emergency contact information.