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MN Rugby AGM & Coaching Summit

When: Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26, 2017

Where: St. Johns University Campus

The Minnesota Rugby AGM will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 3pm - 5pm in the auditorium of the Peter Engel Science Center at St. Johns University. This is the Annual Business Meeting for the Minnesota Rugby Football Union to discuss the upcoming year, as well as plan for conference play, and union events. To remain in good-standing, ALL MEMBER CLUBS MUST SEND AT LEAST ONE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE AGM. 

In conjunction with the AGM, MN Rugby will be hosting a two-day Coaching Summit at St. Johns University with multiple development options for coaches. There will be three pathways for attendees:

  • Professional Development for Certified Coaches: Prior to the AGM on Saturday from 10am - 3pm, MNRFU will offer interactive sessions from experienced rugby educators to assist coaches in developing their teams competitive level and organization. The cost for this event is $35, which includes all course materials and lunch. Attendees will receive 5 CEU credits from USA Rugby towards maintaining their coaching certification. ALL COLLEGE CLUBS MUST SEND AT LEAST ONE REPRESENTATIVE - preferably your certified coach - TO THIS CLINIC. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
  • USA Rugby Level 200 course: This course will be held on SUNDAY, February 26 and is required for ALL member clubs who do not have a registered coach of this level to be eligible for competition this Fall. The cost for the event is $110, which includes all course materials and lunch. Limited Spaces available. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
  • USA Rugby Level 300 course*: This course will be held on Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26. The Level 300 course is for coaches to increase their ability to coach technical skills to achieve strategic and tactical outcomes. The cost for the event is $250, which includes all course materials and lunch. This is a two-day course, so attendees WILL NOT be able to attend the AGM.  Limited Spaces available. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
  • Level 1 Referee Course: A one-day referee course will be held on Sunday for anyone interested in becoming a referee. The course will teach the basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. The cost for the event is $75, which includes all course materials and lunch. Limited Spaces available. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

MN U24 Men's & Women's Select Side Squads

This is a great opportunity for PLAYERS OF ALL SKILL LEVEL to learn from coaching staff, as well as compete alongside players from different teams. It is open to all men and women born after 1/1/93.

The first practice for each team will take place on Sunday, February 26 at the Gagliardi Field Dome on the St. Johns University campus. Practice times are as follows:

  • 10am - 12pm: Women (Coached by Roger Bruggemeyer)
  • 12pm - 2pm: Men (Coached by Nate Osborne)

Please REGISTER for Select Side Practice BY CLICKING HERE. If you are unable to make this first practice session but still want to be considered for the squad, please complete the link above and explain the schedule conflict in Additional Information section. 

What to bring: All necessary rugby kit for contact practice, water, tape supplies if preventive taping is needed. This is a turf field, so bring appropriate footwear.

Players will be invited to additional practice weekends throughout the spring until the squad is selected. The final teams chosen will represent Minnesota at the Midwest level and beyond!

If you have any questions regarding the team or selection process, contact Becky R.

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