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Rugby Maryland Girls’ Fall Academy

This academy is for middle and high school aged girls (12-18) in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area to come together once a week in the fall to have fun and improve their Rugby Skills.  We are working on booking national team players, as well as college coaches from the region to enhance the instruction at each session.  

Clinic Dates: 9/23; 9/30; 10/14 & 10/21

Location:  Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Register for all 4 dates and get a discounted rate!

http://rugbymaryland.com/e/rugby-maryland-girls-fall-academy

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MD Selects win the NE RCT!

Hey everyone!
In case you hadn’t heard, Maryland won the Northeast RCT Tournament this past weekend in New Jersey. It was an incredible weekend of rugby and we played every game, bar one half, down 1-2 players. You should all be proud of Lauren, Lilli, Mikayla and Mady who represented the Exiles.
Link to an article about the weekend and our win.
Go Exiles — Go Select Side!!

https://www.therugbybreakdown.com/single-post/2018/06/19/Maryland-Wins-Northeast-RCT

Dartmouth Varsity Rugby applications

All,

Stacy Bridges is a friend of ours , shes #2 coach at Dartmouth, we have some girls who would absolutely fit into her program, let me know if you would like to connect.

 

From: Stacey M. Bridges
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:42:04 PM
Subject: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby – Recruiting

 

Hello Coach,

 

My name is Stacey Bridges, Assistant Coach of the women’s rugby team at Dartmouth College. As a NCAA Varsity program, we have been given a number of recruiting spots for promising high school players whose admission to Dartmouth we can support. I am on a mission to expand our recruiting outreach and cast a much wider net – in an effort to provide this opportunity to as many young, talented players as we can!

 

This is where you come in: Are there rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors on your team who have the drive and the character to excel at Dartmouth, who you would recommend for our recruiting spots in the coming years?  I would love to hear about them.  They do not need to be 4.0 students – please point any student with what you believe to be a B average or higher our way. If they are within range, excellent. Often, they are much closer than they may think and those are the students we are trying to reach earlier so that they know what to strive for and are inspired to make DI rugby and an Ivy League institution a reality. This is far more attainable than many players and coaches realize, and we want to see rugby open these doors for more and more athletes.

 

We would be grateful if you could help put us in contact with these promising students. You can simply reply with the names and details (grade, position, contact info) of any player that you think has what it takes to play NCAA Division 1 Collegiate Rugby. You can also have your players contact us directly or they can submit our Dartmouth Rugby Recruiting Questionnaire. I’ve attached a helpful guide for players interested in our program that contains some pointers for navigating the NCAA recruiting rules.

 

Additionally, I am planning a summer recruiting tour and would like to see your team in action. Are there any major HS girls tournaments this summer that your team will be participating in?

 

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding our program or the recruiting process.

 

Cheers,

Bridges

 

Stacey Bridges | Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

6083 Alumni Gym, 118 | Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

(603) 646-6987 | www.dartmouthsports.com

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“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the HOURS, WEEKS, MONTHS, AND YEARS they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance is merely the demonstration of their CHAMPIONSHIP CHARACTER.”

 

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

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.