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Weekly Update 4/30

Posted by Your Coach on Monday, April 30, 2012,
Tuesday: Practice 3:30-6:00
Wednesday: Practice 3:30-6:00
Thursday: Practice 3:30-5:30 

Saturday: Midwest Rugby Tournament in Elkhart IN information on the tournament and a list of hotels can be found at http://www.midwestyouthrugby.com/ 
Moose Rugby Grounds
1500 County Road 6 West
Elkhart, IN 46514
(Across from the Elkhart Airport)
The list of players that are going are listed below. There is an alternates list if any player cannot attend due to injury or schedule conflict. Permission slips will be ...

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Wed 4/25 games

Posted by Your Coach on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,
 We will be kicking off the Varsity game at 5:00pm with JV and Dev Following around 6 and 7. Games are being played at McMillen Park

Following the Varsity match we invite everyone to join us in celebrating Coach Joe's retirement at the food tent, word on the street is that there will be cake. 

He has spent the last 10 years balancing this club and the police dept. Going to many home and away games after working 3rd shift the night before. So if you get a chance please congratulate him when you ...

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Weekly Update 4/23

Posted by Your Coach on Tuesday, April 24, 2012,
OK, big week coming up I will try to keep things as easily detailed as possible. If you still have carwash tickets please get them in....we will take the tickets or the $40. More details will follow at practice. We have had a lot of boy sick recently, please if your son is having flu like symptoms he cannot be at practice, we know how the boys can get, but we need to be cautious, the coaches will understand. 

Tuesday and Thursday: Practice 3:30-6:00
Wednesday: Home game against Cathedral at McM...

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Weekly Update 4/15

Posted by Your Coach on Monday, April 16, 2012,
Sorry about the cancelled game this weekend, this one was out of our hands, we are currently working on rescheduling. This weeks games are against Culver and Hamilton Southeastern. The Culver game was a late addition to the schedule, and is not a regular season game, it was added for development for players on both teams, no seniors are required to play in Wednesdays game. Both games are home games at McMillen Park, so please pray for decent weather. Also I have attached a team gear order for...
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Saturday 4/14

Posted by Your Coach on Thursday, April 12, 2012,
We play Notre Dame La Salette this weekend. The game times are 4 and 5:30 with a 3rd half being played after the JV game

We will travel by bus and leave from the BD parking lot at 12:30. 

Address for Pitch:
Cyntheanne Fields
12383 Cyntheanne Road
Fishers, IN  46037

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Weekly Update 4/9

Posted by Your Coach on Tuesday, April 10, 2012,
Hope everyone had a great Easter and spring break. We have a lot of rugby left to play this year, and we are very please with our progress so far. 

Team wear orders are in and will be distributed at practice on Tuesday. If you missed out and still want to order something let us know, if enough people want to order we will make a second order. 

We have a lot of things that we are going to try to work on this week, and film sessions are a big part of that, so thank you for your cooperation with u...

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"In spite of having very sore feet and tight hamstrings, I have a warm glow about the game of rugby today. 

I have just finished two days of refereeing at the UK National Schools Sevens in London.

Normally I only get to referee my own team, which, like most coaches, I hate. But the event has been running for 71 years and is the world's largest rugby tournament. So instead I felt honoured to be asked. 

It's certainly a feast of sevens action, involving more than 600 teams, overseen by some 180 volunteer officials and helpers - including this year, yours truly. 

I had a wonderful time. The standard of rugby was excellent, with some close games and no lack of endeavour. 

In these days of cynical play and aggressive touchline comments, I can safely say I witnessed none of it. 

The sidelines were universally well behaved and players were responsive to the referee's decisions. 

For me, only one player questioned a decision and he quickly apologised. I had one coach, very politely, ask me about a decision of mine which went against his team. 

On reflection, his view was correct, and if I had not been told, then I might have let it go in later games. 

At one stage, a 13 year old took a drop kick for a conversion from near the touchline. It dipped as it reached the crossbar so I wasn't sure if it had gone over. 

As I considered my decision, he turned to me to say it was short. 

All these factors prove to me that tournaments can be hard fought and yet well behaved. 

Yes, players and coaches are disappointed by losing or not going through. But I heard plenty of coaches saying as the day wore on: "Well done guys, much better than the start of the day". 

Quite simply, after a tough few weeks coaching at the semi-pro level, refereeing those boys and girls at the Schools Sevens was the perfect reminder of why I love rugby." 


written by, Dan Cottrell
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