Sep 24

USAR CMS and Policies

Two things:

  1. CMS entries are due by Monday night (or 48 hours after a match).
  2. When USAR policy is different than MAC policy, USAR policy stands. We are looking for items that are in conflict and are fixing them as we catch them.
Apr 15

2018 7s Qualifiers

Wilmington June 16
Baltimore June 23
Richmond July 7 (men only)
Schuylkill River July 14

Note that the July 7 is a men’s only qualifier as it is the same weekend as Cape Fear.

Sep 08

Ruck and one player

From Richard Every at USAR (9/8/17, 1135; this is an excerpt since we’ve all seen the video and know the new law):

If a player has to step with one leg over the ball, they would be a prone target to be cleared out.

AT THIS TIME, in the USA, WE WILL DO THE FOLLOWING, until further clarification:

If, at a tackle, a player on their feet positions themselves over the ball, a ruck is formed. That means, your body has to be over the ball. It should be in a controlled manner, and both legs can still be on your side of the ball and they may grasp their player that is on the ground. Try not to over-complicate it.

If that player then decides to play the ball, they have to step back so they are no longer over the ball, then play the ball coming through the gate.

If, after they have formed the ruck, they pick up the ball in that ruck-forming position, it is a PK against them for hands in.

Jun 27

Fall Schedules 2017-2018

The following final schedules for each division:

D1 Men, including D1B

D2 Men North

D2 Men South

D3 Men North

D3 Men Central

D3 Men South

D4 Men

Women – D1, D2, D3

Note: Clubs are allowed to make modifications to their schedules but must coordinate with the other teams and inform their coordinator of any changes. These schedules will be loaded into CMS in August before season KO. It is up to YOU! to ensure that your coordinator posts any changes made by your club.

Jul 02

Annual Meeting Announcement

On July 26 at 11:00, the Mid Atlantic Conference Competitions Committee will be meeting in person at Hamilton’s in the Washington DC area.

Hamilton’s:
233 2nd St NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://www.hamiltonsdc.com/

The agenda for the meeting includes reviewing and updating several different policies and electing the chairperson for the 2015-2016 term.

The chairperson was originally an appointment made by USA Rugby for a two year term. We are now required to have the current MAC committee members elect the individual to fill this seat on an annual basis.

If you are interested in running for this position, please notify Margaret Dessypris Thomas <greekdaisy@gmail.com> of your intent to run, and be prepared to show up in person at this meeting. The incumbent is seeking reelection as well.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the MAC Competitions Committee, those positions are elected/appointed at the CGU and EPRU AGMs that are organized by your respective union’s administration. Please consult with your local rugby union presidents if you have an interest in seeking a position.

While the meeting is open, MAC Club representatives’ attendance is not required.