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We’re happy to announce that a Rookie Rugby Clinic will be held this Sunday, November 3 10:00am-1:00pm at Norwich University Dog River Pitch. All ages of players, parents and friends are welcome to this free event. There will be friendly co-ed sevens matches played by Norwich men’s and women’s teams to follow, all are welcome to watch and join in the BBQ afterwards. Spread the word and join 802 Rugby!
VYRA has added a presentation for coaches, parents, players and spectators. It introduces the game and can be used by anyone interested in learning more about the game of rugby.
Check it out here: Parent’s Presentation and under the Coaches Tab of our website.
Have you checked out this new film yet?!
This weekend I was fortunate enough to be sent as the representative for the Vermont Youth Rugby Association at the USA Rugby Conference in Glendale, Colorado at Infinity Park (where the Nations Cup is being played by the USA Women’s Eagles are playing as well!)
Check back next week to read some updates, future plans or chime in on what you’d like to see from VYRA!
What a great display of rugby played this weekend! Below are the final scores from the matches played this past weekend.
Girls’ match: Essex 44 – 3 Rutland
Referee’s report here: http://nerugbyrefs.org/schedules/match_report.cfm?match_id=10788
Boys’ match: Essex 46 – 0 S. Burlington
Date set for Vermont State High School Rugby Championships
Essex faces South Burlington in boys’ title game. Rutland girls wait outcome of final week’s play to find out championship opponent.
ESSEX — The Vermont Youth Rugby Association 2013 high school state championship games will be played June 2 at the Tree Farm Recreational Facility in Essex. Girls kick off at 1 p.m. and boys at 3 p.m.
In a repeat of the 2012 boys title game, Essex will face-off against South Burlington. The South Burlington boys team, based at South Burlington High School, also includes players from Champlain Valley Union and Burlington high schools.
The final week’s play will determine which team – Essex or South Burlington — will play Rutland in the girls’ championship match.
The Vermont Youth Rugby Association is the governing body for youth rugby in Vermont.
VYRA is dedicated to the promotion, development, and support of youth rugby programs in an effort to encourage the integrity and character that makes rugby unique. Visit VYRA online at http://www.vyra.org/.
Contact: Tiff Renaud
Here’s a pic capturing the awesome group that gathered for the U19 Clinic last month. If you have any other pictures of Vermont Youth Rugby, please comment or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more photos, visit VYRA 2013 Clinic.
Vermont Youth Rugby Association (VYRA) welcomes Players, Parents and Coaches to the 2013 U19 Player’s Clinic on Sunday April 7 at St. Michael’s College. The cost will be $20. Coaches and players from Vermont colleges and high schools will take players through a circuit of skills, techniques and knowledge.The day will be fun, informative and physical!
NOTE: There will also be a parent information session that will include a brief tutorial of rugby, discussions on player safety, and a Q&A session.
||Core skills circuit (25 min each)
* Ball handling
* Defense and Break-down
||Lunch (bring your own lunch)
||Forwards/backs training (30 min each)
Scrum and lineout (scrum machine is available)
Backline movement and attack/decision making
Rookies – non-contact
Experienced – contact
The VYRA Board met Sunday morning on March 10, 2013 at St. Michael’s College and welcomed 4 new Board members who are excited and motivated to revamp VYRA and Youth Rugby in Vermont. The new members include:Teresa Bertram, Burlington Womens’ Club Coach and South Burlington U19 Girls’ Coach, Baylee Annis, Vice-Captain and player at Norwich University, Aki Soga, South Burlington Parent and Tom Langan, South Burlington Parent. The new Board members are already working to update vyra.org and set goals for restructuring VYRA.