Senior Club Council: Call for committee members
Open positions: 15s Committee Chair, 15s Committee, 7s Committee, Eligibility, DE&I, and Governance.
15s Competition Chair nomination: https://tinyurl.com/2pccsjzt
Level One Coaching and Referee Courses in Gainesville, GA and Level One Coaching in Memphis coming up in October. Register now on Rugby Xplorer or contact TrueSouthRugby@gmail.com for help.
Please feel free to share outside our union as well.
Administration Program @ Comfort Inn Irondale, Birmingham, AL
Saturday, September 10 (8a – 12p)
This course covers governance, finance, membership, and marketing with an emphasis on recruiting. The goal is for each participant to “walk away” with a plan of action in each area – there is post-course homework. Program is instructed by Alex Sharland
Players Camp @ Ramsay Park, Birmingham, AL
Saturday, September 10 (12p – 6p) & Sunday, September 11 (9a – 11a)
The camp will be run by coaches that work with USA Rugby High Performance. There will be familiar faces if you came to the camp last year. The coaches will go over attack and defense principles and provide specialized positional breakout sessions. Please have your players take advantage of this opportunity. Your own coaches are welcome to attend and learn as well.
Also, new this year is a breakout session for beginners. Ask your newer players to choose this selection when registering.
*Club incentives apply to True South Member Clubs ONLY
The camp and admin program are being offered at substantially low prices ($10 & $5) thanks to our Union fronting most expenses. We will also reimburse half of your team’s hotel costs for Saturday night (Sept 10) for every filled room (so every 4 players attending). If you choose another hotel out of the block, the reimbursement will be up to half that rate. After the event, send me your hotel receipt(s), a point of contact, participant numbers, and an address to send the check (+who to make it out to). We’ll send 1 check per team.
Comfort Inn Hotel
4965 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
Telephone #: 205-777-4009
Group name: Rugby team
Group rate: $120.00 plus tax per night
Call to reserve
Due to the cancellation of the courses that were scheduled concurrently with the mid year meeting in Nashville, the mid year IN PERSON meeting has also been cancelled. The meeting will now be hosted virtually only. Please email Truesouthrugby.com with any questions. An email will be going out shortly with the meeting link.
True South Members,
After the 2022 AGM, the general consensus of our members was that hybrid meetings are in the best interest of our union. Therefore the Mid Year Meeting on August 20, 2022 and all subsequent union meetings, until further notice, shall be hybrid. We encourage all club representatives to consider attending in person to facilitate conversation, networking, and camaraderie. However, virtual attendance is a resource-effective alternative. The meeting will run from 9am-1pm Central time with the in-person venue at Father Ryan HS in Nashville TN. There are coach and referee courses on the same day in the same location. Send a group from your club and make a weekend of it in Nashville!
Zoom information will be sent out closer to the meeting date. See also the Facebook event at: https://fb.me/e/eNda6Hv5R. As always, meeting documents and minutes can be found on the administration tab once they are available.
Here is a preview of the agenda:
- The 22-23 Competitions season!
- Volunteer committee opportunities
- New and probationary member applications
- USA Rugby Registration for 22-23 (these expire on September 1, so be ready!!)
- Other riveting business
Come prepared for lively banter, friendship, and … Rugby!!!
It’s feeling like summer in the True South! Here’s the list of the 2022 sevens tournaments in our union.:
06/11/22 – Redfish 7s – Baton Rouge, LA
06/18/22 – Music City 7s – Nashville, TN
06/25/22 – Vulcan 7s – Birmingham, AL
07/09/22 – Tennessee 7s – Knoxville, TN
07/09/22 – Luau 7s – Mobile, AL
07/16/22 – Rocket City 7s – Huntsville, AL
07/30/22 – Pitch-A-Tent 7s – Chattanooga, TN
08/06/22 – Elvis 7s – Memphis, TN
08/20/22 – Hurricane 7s – Panama City Beach, FL
April 9th & 10th in Knoxville, TN
Congratulations to the 2022 True South semi-finalists!
The Knoxville Rugby Clubs and Tennessee Rugby Park look forward to welcoming the union semi-finalists to East Tennessee. All travel and match details can be found on the Union Championship page under Competitions.
The schedule can be accessed on the page. Team names will be filled in after the final round of matrix matches are played.
September 18 & 19, 2021
Rick Cooper Memorial Park
The True South Union is pleased to provide a weekend of development across the game. This includes a player camp for any women’s team player that will run Saturday and Sunday. There will also be an administration/recruiting workshop and referee course Saturday morning before the camp. The courses are open to anyone that’s interested. RSVP to the Facebook Event.
WOMEN’S PLAYER CAMP – Registration Link
The player camp will focus on skills, general play, continuity with positional breakout sessions that culminate in scrimmages on Sunday. Players from any women’s team are welcome. Times are Saturday 12p-6p (Check-in 12p) and Sunday 9a-11a.
- Martha Daines, USA Rugby Women’s High Performance Pathways Manager
- Joel Bonnaud, USA Rugby Women’s U20 Head Coach
- Lisa Jackson, USA Rugby Eagle Scout and Women’s National Pool Player
ADMINISTRATION COURSE – Registration Link
This course covers governance, finance, membership, and marketing with an emphasis on recruiting. The goal is for each participant to “walk away” with a plan of action in each area. Course runs Saturday morning, 8a-12p.
Instructed by Alex Sharland, Educator
REFEREE COURSE – Registration forthcoming
This L1 Referee certification course runs before and alongside the player camp with practical refereeing sessions on Sunday morning. Times are Saturday 8a-12p and Sunday 9a-11a.
Instructed by Erin McCroskey, Educator
COACH DEVELOPMENT – Email email@example.com
There’s also an opportunity for any coach that’s interested to get hands-on experience through the player camp. This includes a program overview and involvement with the camp coaches before and during the camp. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
HOTEL GROUP RATE
Fairfield Inn, Huntsville
1385 Enterprise Way, Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Phone: 256-971-0921 Fax: 256-971-2072
- Group Name: Women’s Rugby Training Conference
- Individual book and pay. Guests may call the hotel directly at 256-971-0921
- Cut-off date: 9/10/21