Again this Spring, the Archdiocesan CYO will be offering a Rugby Clinic that Will Allow Children, Parents, and Coaches to Learn Together about this New Olympic and Fastest Growing High School Sport.
A. Eligibility Requirements
Boys and Girls (Touch Rugby Clinic will be Co-ed)
Ages 7-13 (DOB as of 7/31/15), with all current 8th Graders Eligible
Must Be a Parishioner in a Catholic Parish or Attend a Catholic School
B. Clinic Formats
1. Co-Ed Touch Rugby - NO Tackle: Touch rugby is open to all boys and girls in grades 1-5. Touch rugby is a fast-paced combination of running, passing, and kicking, where every player plays both offense and defense and has the opportunity to score. Touch rugby is a great way to learn rugby fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. No experience is necessary: any beginner in grades 1-5 is always welcome.
There will be four separate clinics providing an introduction to rugby for grades 1-5 boys and girls on four Saturdays in April and May at locations to be announced.
2. Boys Tackle Rugby: Tackle rugby is offered for boys in grades 6-8. This program will introduce players to tackle rugby in a safe and progressive environment and is a great introduction to the tackle rugby played at the area’s local Catholic high schools. (Currently rugby is the fastest growing sport at Gonzaga, Georgetown Prep, St. Johns, Good Counsel, and DeMatha!) All coaches hold tackle instruction certifications from USA Rugby or England Rugby. No experience is necessary: any beginner in grades 6-8 is always welcome.
Practices will be held on Sundays in the early evening and there will be up to three live matches against other local clubs.
Soccer or football cleats and a MOUTHPIECE are required for boys tackle rugby.
Conducted clinics missed by players will not be refunded or prorated.
Additional clinic sessions may be added depending on interest.
Participants can register by using the St. Jane SportsPilot website at https://www.sportspilot.com/Register/Family/Default.asp?ASOID=106083
Clinic Registration Fee is $55 Per Player and Each Participant Will Receive a T-Shirt.
Registration fee assistance is available by contacting Lindsay Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be assured of a place in the CYO Spring 2016 rugby clinic, a child’s on-line registration and fee must be completed prior to the due date on the registration website.
Contact Lindsay Hamilton, email@example.com, for on-line registration questions.
E. Assisting with Clinic
The Clinic Organizers are Looking for High School or College Players and Adults Who are Interested in Helping with the Clinic in Either Administrative or Coaching Roles.
Those Interested in Coaching Will Be Provided with Instruction.
Those Interested in Helping/Coaching Should Register at www.washcyo.com.
F. More Information
To Request Further Information, Send an E-Mail with the Subject Line "Rugby Information" to Mary Fava at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jorje Molinari at email@example.com or Matt Chalfant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archdiocesan CYO Rugby Contact
Send an email with the subject line "Rugby Information" to:
Mary Fava at email@example.com