Update for Women’s Restructuring Survey:
Survey Monkey Link for providing input. Survey will be open until March 10th.
Information discussed on call is available for reference.
Forfeits – A reminder any forfeits should be marked at 28-0. The policy has been updated and a previous message was sent regarding this change.
The final adjudication of two recent appeals to the National Competitions Committee is as follows:
Division 1 Teams:
When teams look at the CMS standings for Men’s D1, you will see that USA Rugby has added an additional set of matches for Schuylkill River in order to give a -5 point penalty for playing a player that was not CIPP’d in four matches. The match results of those four matches remain in place.
Division 3 Central Teams:
Rocky Gorge has been given a forfeit for playing a player that was not CIPP’d during a match in the Fall.
If you have questions, please contact your coordinator.
This applies to Men (D1, D2, D3, D4) and Women (D1, D2, D3).
By 9/4/14 (if not already), everyone’s club officers will have information about the new USAR Competition Management system for 2014-2015. Your rosters must be submitted online prior to your league matches (so-called ‘friendlies’ are not included). USAR guidelines are being distributed along with club IDs and PWs; this has information about due dates and times. This is required by USAR.
The bottomline: make sure your club does this and don’t play around with this.
Final 2014-2015 schedules
MAC teams were asked to consider promotion/relegation or declare divisions for the 2014-2015 competitive season. Now that most of our information about team movements has been received, the MAC Division List is provided to confirm with all teams that the information is correct.
Draft Schedules will be published by May 31. Schedules will be finalized by June 15. You need to provide bye dates or home/away considerations to your respective division coordinator not later than Friday May 23rd as previously requested in earlier emails. (Coordinators are listed on the spreadsheet.)
If your team is not receiving emails, please be sure to provide your GU your updated contact information.
The final MAC seeds for competition in the National Sevens Championship taking place August 9&10 in Tukwilla, WA are:
Men: Schuylkill River and Maryland Exiles
Women: NOVA, DC-Furies, and Philadelphia.
Best of luck to our teams!
Congratulations to Rocky Gorge, the 2014 USAR D2 Club Men National Champions!
Rosters need to be submitted to the MAC Chair for each match. Each game counts individually towards USA’s eligibility for playoffs, so we aren’t treating this as a weekend, with a roster of 28. Each match can have 23 players. Use this Roster Form. Teams will need to track of the players that played in each match to attain eligibility towards USA National playoffs.
Eligibility for each player is based CIPP before the March 15th date with their club. All transfers should be complete at this point. If a player did transfer from another club, and a waiver is required, it should already be submitted to USA. So if they aren’t already on the team’s roster by the 3/15 date, they are not eligible to play. The waiver will be needed should a team continues to May 16th national playoffs.
We don’t have these matches posted online via the CMS system. Scores will be collected from the referees and posted online to macrugby.org.
Margy Thomas will be there in person at 10am on Saturday to start Roster ID checks for the first teams playing and sign Roster forms. The teams that advance will need to save the signed roster form for future reference.