VYRA Calendar

Be sure to check out the new Calendar feature on our site. It includes camp dates, scheduled games, and clinics for all ages. If you’d like VYRA to add anything to our Calendar, please contact the board@vyra.org or bannis@vyra.org and submit the information about your event! 

USA Rugby National Development Summit

Calling all players, coaches, referees and rugby admins of ‪#‎802Rugby‬! The USA Rugby National Development Summit ‪#‎NDS ‬is February 21-23 in Philadelphia, PA. Check out all the info you need about the conference:

National Development Summit

The 2014 National Development Summit brings best practices in rugby development for all coaches, referees, and administrators around the country. This can’t-miss event is sure to be one of the best events of the year with sessions and clinics from the country’s top experts!

Participants can expect presentations from:

  • Men’s and Women’s National Team Coaches
  • National Panel Referees
  • National Team Players
  • Top Level Administrators
  • Top Medical Professionals including National Team Doctors and USA Rugby’s Medical Services Director
  • Other Coaches, Referees, and Administrators in Rugby
  • Special Guest Keynote Speaker at the Conference Banquet

Be sure to register today to reserve your spot to network with the best of the best in rugby around the country. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Dates: February 21-23, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Conference Registration:

  • Early Bird (Tuesday, January 21): $100
  • General (January 22 – February 20): $125
  • Walk-in (February 21, 22 and 23): $175


Coaches Meeting and Updated Content

A reminder to all coaches that the VYRA Coaches Meeting will be taking place this Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 pm at St. Michael’s College. We are looking forward to giving the coaches an update of what VYRA has been up to, and listening to the questions and updates from coaches.

We have also updated the coach’s content in the Coaches section of the VYRA website (vermontyouthrugbyassociation.wordpress.com) with Player/Parent Contact Sheet and Coaching Expectations. Be sure to check it out!

Rookie Rugby Clinic @ Norwich University

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!

USA Rugby State Board Conference

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!