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Thursday Practice Cancelled

Posted by Your Coach on Thursday, February 28, 2013,
Sorry but due to weather and lack of space at school we are going to cancel Thursdays practice session. 

We will see the boys Friday for practice at the ASH Centre from 2-4.

Please bring $5 and let us know if you need a ride from school. 

REGISTRATION: Deadline is March 2!! register at www.rugbyindiana.com 

Also, helping on Sat at the coaching clinic from 12-4 does count for service hours. 

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BD Rugy News 2/25

Posted by Your Coach on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
Schedule:
Tuesday: Practice 3:30-5:00 at school
Wednesday: Mum Scrum Parent Volunteer meeting at 7:30 at BD, location TBD
Thursday: Practice 3:30-5:30 possibly outside at Northwood
Friday: Practice 2-4 at the ASH Centre $5
Saturday: 12-3pm players needed to help at coach clinic at St. Joe School on Brooklyn Ave. 
Sunday: Jamboree in Indy, leave Dwenger at 8:45am

I know that Saints Alive is this weekend and also we have a possibility of bad weather so things are a little crazy, but this is a good kin...

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Weekend Update

Posted by Your Coach on Friday, February 22, 2013,
Saturday: Unload trucks at the SAC lobby at 8am should take about 45 minutes, this is our Saints Alive service
Sunday: Practice from 12pm-2pm at the ASH Centre, please arrive by 11:45 and bring $5 and a MOUTHPIECE and tennis shoes. 

Also all forms from Tuesday's parent meeting can be found under Forms and Links. 
 
Thank you and God Bless.

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Sunday Practice and Parent Meeting

Posted by Your Coach on Thursday, February 14, 2013,
We have added a practice for Sunday Feb 17. from 12pm-2pm at the ASH Centre (1701 Freeman Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802)

This practice is indoor on turf, we would like for boys to be in tennis shoes, rugby shorts, and have a mouthpiece.Arrive at 11:45 so we can begin on time!

These indoor practices are very important for us to get a jump start on contact training for tackles and scrums. 

We ask that boys bring $5 to help offset the cost of field rental, however not having the $5 should not keep y...

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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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