Dec 31

New policies (approved 12/29/2019)

Technical Zone. Effective immediately, USA Rugby requires that all Senior Club Rugby Qualifying Matches must adhere to the Technical Zone field set up as detailed by USA Rugby’s Technical Zone Document: https://assets.usa.rugby/docs/club/Technical-Zone-Policy.pdf?v=1576414329758. MAC extends this policy to describe local sanctions. If the home club fails to establish and adhere to the Technical Zones appropriately, the assigned referee has the right to abandon the match. Referees and Clubs may also report Technical Zones issues to the MAC coordinators. Clubs found to be out of compliance may be subject to a match forfeit.

Qualification on appeals. Members, individuals, and clubs aggrieved by a decision, determination, or ruling by the MAC competition committee or concerning any MAC policy regarding matches or other competition matters shall have the right to file a protest of the decision. The MAC Competitions Committee will not hear protests that are on the basis of (1) a club disagreement or protest on who the assigned referee is or (2) for an incorrect referee interpretation, call, or judgment.

Nov 10

Closing out the Fall Season

All matches that need to be rescheduled from the Fall, must have updates in CMS reflecting the newly agreed upon date by November 21st.

EPRU clubs are encouraged to submit bids for one or both championship dates by November 30th. Bid information is available here. The dates have been published.

There are two event weekends:

May 7-8 will be the Women’s MAC Championship weekend.

May 14-15 will be the Men’s MAC Championship weekend.

2016 Championship Information:

Men’s D3 seeding for 2016 is:

  1. D3-North #1
  2. D3-Central #1
  3. D3-South #1
  4. D3-North #2
  5. D3-South #2
  6. D3-Central #2
  7. D3-North #3
  8. D3-South #3

Seeding will be rotating from year to year.

 

Nov 21

Two notes on match reporting

First:

As the fall portion of the 2013-2014 Competitive cycle is now complete, please make sure all score reports and rosters are complete not later than December 7th. This includes setting the match status to a “Finished” status. If you are still having issues with any aspects of this system, please inform your Representative and Margy Thomas to escalate to USA Rugby.

Second:
In an effort to give feedback to USA Rugby about the Competition Management System used for score reporting, please take a look at the survey at the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DH7QKLM

The competitive region is looking for feedback on the system and would like to receive your input based on your experience using the system this season. The survey should only take about 10 minutes so please complete it as soon as possible. From my understanding, there is no limitation on the number of people who can complete the survey for each team but please limit to the one or two people per club who used the system the most this fall so we can get meaningful data from experienced users.

The survey will close on Friday November 29th.

Sep 16

Match Reporting Webinars

Two remaining phone calls and webinars will be hosted in order to review the new reporting system and how to use it. Guidelines for use will also be reviewed on the call. There are 25 available seats on each call. Please download any necessary software you need in order to join the phone call and view the online screen sharing session.

Sunday September 22nd 1pm:    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/945704461

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (619) 550-0000  Access Code: 945-704-461   Meeting ID: 945-704-461    Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

 

Tuesday September 24th 5pm:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/817487805

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.  Dial +1 (630) 869-1013  Access Code: 817-487-805  Meeting ID: 817-487-805  Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting