Coaching Vacancy

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Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, PA is excited to announce the development of a club rugby program for the Spring 2015 season.  ACHS is a well established Catholic School with a history of strong athletics and a growing student body.  Coach Robert DeLuca is actively seeking assistant coaches to support the implementation of the program.  DeLuca is looking for coaches who are able to commit to two days of training and one match per week during the season.  ACHS will be providing a stipend to all members of the coaching staff, as well as paying for the Level 1 Coaching Certification required by USA Rugby.  Please contact Robert DeLuca at robertfdeluca@hotmail.com or 301-787-6685.

USA Rugby Girls Stars and Stripes

Bernie Cantorna, ( Stars and Stripes Forwards Coach, RugbyPA Girls All State Coach, State College, PA), Paige Krahling (Downingtown), Anne Marie Reed (Doylestown) and Joie Krahling (Downingtown).

Bernie Cantorna, ( Stars and Stripes Forwards Coach, RugbyPA Girls All State Coach, State College, PA), Paige Krahling (Downingtown), Anne Marie Reed (Doylestown) and Joie Krahling (Downingtown).

RugbyPA High School Girls Rugby was well represented at the High School Stars and Stripe Camp hosted by USA Rugby in Colorado. Three RugbyPA All State Girls players were invited to the National Camp by USA Rugby. Joie Krahling and Paige Krahling (Downingtown) and Ann Marie Reed (Doylestown). All three played were selected through the RugbyPA All State team at the Regional All Star Tournament in Pittsburgh, whose forwards were coached by Bernie Cantorna from State College, PA.  Joie Krahling was named a High School All American, first team and Captained the USA Rugby Stars team.

 

 

 

 

USA Rugby Level 200

RugbyPA will be hosting a USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification on Sunday August 23rd at Cumberland Valley.

http://usarugby.org/coaching-courses/course-calendar/item/level-200-certification-course-66?category_id=367

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This clinic is aligned with the ARM (American Rugby Model) designed to continue the learning process and education of a coach with a focus on the progressive implementation. The new coaching structure focuses on coaching the right thing at the right time with the best interest of the players at hand.

The Level 200 Sevens courses consist of a required prerequisite online session and a 1- day in person clinic. The clinic focuses on teaching the skills required to play Sevens rugby and was developed in conjunction with the National Sevens coaches. The course develops a coaches ability of how and what to coach in Sevens.

This course is aligned with the NFHS (National High School Federation), interscholastic coach certification and is required at a minimum for every USAR registered coach teaching the contact game.

The goal of this workshop is for coaches to refine their coaching skills and knowledge with a focus on teaching the technical aspects of the game through the use of games, questioning and progression.

Throughout the workshop coaches will not only get hands on experience but participant in continuous feedback, evaluation and a peer review processes aimed at improving and creating more well rounded coaching approach.

Atlantis Open Rugby Sevens Camp

Sunday September 21st

The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls, Collegiate and U23 Men and Women on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced players alike and is open to any male or female player registered with USA Rugby.

http://www.atlantisrugby.com/news/register-now-fall-open-rugby-sevens-camp

Aspiring & Developing Coaches

RugbyPA Level 150 Coaching Certification

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Level 150 will be the minimum certification requirement for all assistant coaches of contact teams within RugbyPA.  The new coaching structure focuses on coaching the right thing at the right time with the best interest of the players at hand. The Level 150 is a half day in person workshop and introduction to rugby for the aspiring and developing coach.

The level 150 course consists of a required prerequisite online (USARugby) Level 100 session and a L150 half day in person workshop. This course is aligned with the National High School Federation, interscholastic coach certification  and is required at a minimum for every USA Rugby registered  coach teaching the  contact game.

Who should be at this level?
Any RugbyPA assistant coach of a contact team  should complete this course as the minimum requirement for coaching.

L150 Courses- (limited places available) – $30

West PA – Sunday 17th August –  Kiski Valley Titans, Leechburg, PA – 9am – 12pm

Central PA – Sunday 7th September,  Hempfield Rugby Club, Lancaster, PA – 1pm-4pm

East PA - Sunday 14th September, Doylestown Rugby Club, Doylestown, PA – 9am- 12pm

Register - https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1714049-94WPabKZCw

Any questions please contact J.English jenglish@rugbypa.org

Thanks

RugbyPA

RugbyPA High Performance HS Boys 7′s Clinic’s

 

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Specific to high school boys sevens players, the RugbyPA Sevens Clinic will focus on the development of performance critical areas in sevens and the application of individual skills in a team-like environment with elite level coaching. Learn to play the ‘RugbyPA’ way, promoting fun, developing players to make decisions and encouraging them to utilize their individual creativity.

West PA -Sunday 17th August – 12.00pm- 2.30 pm,  Kiski Valley Titans, Leechburg, PA

Central PA – Sunday 7th September – 10.00am -12.30pm, Hempfield Rugby Club, Lancaster, PA.

Cost: FREE

Register https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1782332-yW6lzLQhVx

  James English – jenglish@rugbypa.org

RugbyPA Player of the Month

RugbyPA Player of the Month – Joie Krahling, Downingtown Rugby Club.

Joie’s passion for rugby started in the 7th grade when her science teacher, who is also the coach for Downingtown Girls Rugby Club, encouraged her to try out rugby. She has now been playing for 5 years now and just graduated from Downingtown East High School.

Joie was RugbyPA’s All State Varsity Girls MVP at the recent Regional All Star Tournament, Challenge Cup in Pittsburgh and her stand out performances has seen her included in this years USA Rugby Stars and Stripes Camp in Colorado with All State team mates Anne Marie Reed and Paige Krahling.

Joie Krahling pictured with RugbyPA All State Varsity Girls Coaches Tony DeRemer and Kevin Castner.

Joie Krahling pictured with RugbyPA All State Varsity Girls Coaches Tony DeRemer and Kevin Castner.

“My dream is to one day be a USA Women’s Eagle. I definitely wouldn’t be the player I am today without the support and encouragement of all the coaches and players that I have worked with over the years.”

RugbyPA HS Boys Sevens Clinic

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Specific to high school boys sevens players, the RugbyPA Sevens Clinic will focus on the development of performance critical areas in sevens and the application of individual skills in a team-like environment with elite level coaching. Learn to play the ‘RugbyPA’ way, promoting fun, developing players to make decisions and encouraging them to utilize their individual creativity.

When – Monday July 14th

Time – 5.30-7.30

Where – La Salle College High School,
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038, http://www.lschs.org/

Cost: FREE

Register https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1782332-yW6lzLQhVx

  James English - jenglish@rugbypa.org

Referee Payments Cleanup for Spring 2014

A number of referees have indicated that they were either underpaid or unpaid for refereeing matches for the Spring 2014 season.  Rugby PA is taking steps to avoid this problem in the future, but affected referees should complete this form (link below too).  You will receive an email response (either confirming that payment has been sent or citing specific reasons why not) within 1 business day.  Also, you can request payment via PayPal using the form – which should further expedite payment.

https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1771221-SmRY5mMk4v

Again, Rugby PA apologizes for the inconvenience and we’re taking steps to correct it in the future so that payment is made promptly after referees officiate matches.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we resolve these issues.