Under the Posts – Week of Mar 19, 2017

The top headlines from last week include England winning the Grand Slam, more on the boycott of USA Women’s National Hockey team, what teams are doing to prepare for the WRWC and looking ahead to Hong Kong 7s and Kitakyushu 7s. As a reminder, we are doing weekly posts recapping the top women’s rugby news. Can’t … Read more

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USA Rugby Training and Education launches new Spanish courses

USA Rugby’s Training and Education department is pleased to announce the addition of Spanish language courses to be offered for coaching and referee clinics starting this October. A Level 1 Officiating course and a Level 200 Coaching course will be held Oct. 8 in Weston, Fla., at the Weston Community Center. These courses will be fully presented in Spanish by World Rugby Educators. The courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, with lunch provided.

In addition to joining more than a dozen other training and education courses currently offered by USA Rugby, these courses will be the inaugural classes offered in a language other than English. USA Rugby recognizes the need to reach out to underserved populations within the rugby community and these courses open a pipeline for members who have not had the opportunity to participate due to existing language barriers.

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Refereeing Abroad, Halfway Checkpoint

Hello again! Emily here, one of the recipients of the Don Morrison Scholarship for referees. Although I’ve already returned home to Boston and settled back into my American life, I want to share some more of my experiences from refereeing in South Africa. This post was originally published on my personal blog right after the Easter … Read more

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Oklahoma Rugby adds Wendy Young to their Hall of Fame!

University of Oklahoma Rugby will enshrine its 2014 class of Hall of Famers in conjunction with its 40th Anniversary Friday, March 14, 2014 at Sooner Legends, starting at 7:00 pm. Jon Velie, OU’s Director of Rugby says, “This year’s class is indicative of the great tradition of OU Rugby, our first coach Kieran Malloy, our … Read more

USA Rugby Referee and Laws Committee Adopts New Pathway

from USA Rugby: The USA Rugby Referee & Laws Committee has restructured the requirements to be promoted to a B Grade (Territorial) referee and to retain that grade. The changes allow a more realistic pathway to be promoted to B Grade and ensure that B Grade referees maintain the expected standards. Previously, referees had to … Read more

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USA Rugby National Development Summit – Feb 21-23, 2014 in the Philadelphia area

We are hoping to host our USA Rugby National Development Summit on February 21-23, 2014 in the Philadelphia area. This event is on track to be bigger and better than ever, featuring the best opportunity to learn and share about coaching, refereeing and administration. Last year featured all of our national team coaching staff, our … Read more

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McNally named IRB Men’s Sevens Referee Selector

from USA Rugby: Patrick McNally, or ‘Paddy Mac’ as he is known around the world, has been appointed as the IRB Men’s Sevens Referee Selector for the Northern Hemisphere. Vinny Munroe of New Zealand got the nod for the Southern Hemisphere position with Paddy O’Brien as the Sevens Referee Manager. This is a great achievement … Read more

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