Orientation Documents Are Now Posted

Thanks to all the teams who came out last Saturday for our February meeting.  Documents and materials from the meeting have been posted in the All Teams folder in your google drive.

Clubs requiring account access or password resets may contact president@newcrc.org.

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Conference Coaches eligible for High Performance Conference

All NEWCRC coaches are eligible to attend the upcoming High Performance Coaches Conference for free.  NEWCRC is reimbursing all qualified coaches for their registration costs.  For more information about this program, please contact Ben Murray.  For more information about the Conference, click here.

NEWCRC is putting your conference dues to work for YOU.

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Conference Trophies Presented

At the Annual Meeting, NEWCRC recognized Coast Guard Women, Wellesley Women and the Central Connecticut State University Men for their achievements this fall season.  (CCSU were presented their trophy at the match and we are still hoping for that picture.)


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Congratulations to CCSU, UVM and Wellesley

Congratulations to the Central Connecticut State men on making it to the DII championships and a national (#39) ranking. Also wish the UVM women (should be ranked after beating Colgate #19) all the best in their DII round of 16 matchup vs. Vassar. Looks like the weather will be a little bit better this weekend. Nice job also to Wellesley on making it to the NSCRO Championships last weekend.

Good luck CCSU and UVM!

Coach A
CGA Women’s Rugby Club

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Mount Holyoke Rugby in the News

There is an article about Mount Holyoke Rugby that was just published online on rugbytoday.com by Clara Lefton.  Some nice pics and a good reflection on the program.  Check it out!

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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.”


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