8 game season (April-May), followed by a MN state tournament (Early June).
Home Field Info: Billings Park Field 3903 N 18th, Superior, WI 54880.
Practice/Conditioning Info: Billings Park Field as well.
Indoor training to be determined.
Outdoor practices will be 5:30-7:30 Tue & Thurs - as weather/field conditions permit.
Games are typically on Sat. @ noon
Equipment and Uniform:
NSR will supply game jerseys for all games.
Players must obtain:
Mouth guard – fitted guards are cheap at Lake Superior College
Footwear (rugby, soccer, or football cleat)
Black rugby shorts
Black game socks
Optional Equipment & Gear- compression shorts, scrum cap, protective gear, soft braces - the general rule is “no metal or hard plastic allowed, fabrics only”
You can find a complete list of allowable protective gear at: www.worldrugbyshop.com
Player Safety Precautions in Rugby
Proper Tackling Technique will be taught – FORM tackles.
Concussion Management – all coaches have gone through significant training to ID and address concussions.
CPR qualified coach is present at practices.
Paid First Responders are required at each match.
Coaches will always have player’s safety in mind: when in doubt, sit them out.
American Football vs. Rugby
No blocking, no diving, no leaving the feet to tackle without wrapping
Must wrap on tackle - no putting a "Superman shoulder or head” into anyone
Contact only with the ball carrier
Registration Process and Club Dues
Register with MN Youth Rugby $85 - this registers you with USA Rugby as well
Club Dues for 2017 @ $150 per player – Fees cover food for post-game socials, referee fees, sideline trainers during match play, pitch maintenance/line painting, stocking first Aid kit, field and training equipment.
Checks are made out to: North Shore Rugby
Travel to Away Matches
Players are NOT allowed to drive themselves to “away” games.
A parent/coach driver is preferred.
Parents are required to help get everyone down and back.
Field prep & goal posts.
Game day programs.
Team photography & Video.
Half time energy food (home and away).
Game day beverage coordinator (home and away).
It is impossible to excel at something you don’t enjoy.