Fall 2014 Schedule

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2014 Dues now posted

An email has been sent to all conference club accounts detailing information about 2014 dues.  Deadline for payment is extended to May 1st.  Please ensure your club treasurer gets the information.

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ImPACT Testing Effectiveness Debated

If you want motivation to read it (which I doubt you’ll need), take this quote into consideration:

Yet a study — really a study of studies — published last year in Current Sports Medicine Reports reviewed the entire span of research on ImPACT and concluded: “[T]he false positive rate appears to be 30 percent to 40 percent of subjects of ImPACT … the false negative rate may be comparable. … The use of baseline neuropsychological testing … is not likely to diminish risk, and to the extent that there is a risk associated with ‘premature’ return-to-play … may even increase that risk.”

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8297794/neuropsychological-testing-concussions-not-panacea

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Rugby University how to coach and referee the Tackle and Breakdown

Good day all,
For anyone who is interested there will be a webinar this evening on how to coach and referee the Tackle and Breakdown.

 https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/926421894
Want to learn from USA Rugby Coach Luke Gross and USA Rugby
Referee Educator Mike Cobb on how to coach and referee the
Tackle and Breakdown?
Join us for a live free webinar where Luke and Mike will
review the latest techniques and skill around this important
part of the game.

Perfect for coaches looking to hone their skills and
referees looking for clarification around this tough be
vital part of rugby.
Thanks
Bill

 

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DIII Final Four

We want to send along our congratulations to Smith College on a great regular season and wish you success in the Semi and National Championship matches this weekend. Good luck ladies! Look forward to watching it.

Ruck Over!

Coach Anderson
USCG Academy Women’s Rugby Club

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Select Side final details

We’re in the home stretch, and the first NEWCRC Select Side teams will take on the Colonial Coast’s this Saturday at CCSU.

1) Rosters
Final rosters for the Men’s and Women’s sides are out! Email me if you need a copy!
2) Final Practice – Thursday 4/25 8pm @ CCSU
Ryan has secured the CCSU turf for a joint practice (men and women) on Thursday night at 8pm – one last run-through to get things set.
3) Player packages
The jerseys are almost in! (Design attached, if you don’t remember what they looked like…)
There will be a basic $25 player participation cost for all players that helps cover refs and trainers, and will include a pair of white rugby shorts with the NEWCRC logo on them for gameday.
(If it’s absolutely impossible for a player to cover this cost, please let us know.)
Also, if the players want to buy their jersey at cost, they can for an additional $40 (great price for a jersey). Otherwise the jerseys will stay with the conference for next year’s team.
4) Schedule for Saturday 4/27 @@ CCSU
Then on Saturday there’s a full day of rugby at CCSU, thanks primarily to Ryan Ginty’s arrangements, with the following schedule:
  • 11:30am – Hartford Ronin U19 vs. Fairfield Prep
  • 1pm – CCSU Men vs. Canadian Touring Side (40:00 match)
  • 2pm – Hartford Wanderers vs. Village Lions (men’s club)
  • 3:45pm – Hartford v Lions B-side
  • 5pm – NEWCRC Men vs. Colonial Coast Men
  • 7:45pm – NEWCRC Women vs. Colonial Coast Women
Let me know if you have any questions, and look for those rosters tomorrow!
Thanks,
Matthew Cameron
Head Coach
Brandeis University Women’s Rugby Club
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Select Side camps, Round 2

The second round of Select Side camps will be held in the next 2 weeks. All players nominated by their coaches are welcome, and the select side coaches will select their rosters from there. 

Men: Wednesday 4/10 at 8pm at CCSU, on the Rec Field at the end of the athletic complex, under the lights.

Women: Sunday 4/14 at Smith, most likely 9am

Thanks, 

Matthew Cameron
Head Coach
Brandeis University Women’s Rugby Club
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