Aug 15

2013-2014 USA Rugby Membership Registration Cycle

The new membership cycle takes effect August 15, 2013, through August 31, 2014.

To register for any role with USA Rugby go to www.usarugby.org and click on the red REGISTER button at the top of the screen.

Benefits & Improvements
NEW Member Center user experience with enhanced “View Roster” and “Member Search” tools and navigation
Continuation of our popular participant accident insurance program
Returning member information has been automatically transferred to make renewals easier

Membership Renewals
Renewing members will need to log on to complete registration
For security purposes, your email address is your user name and you will need to request a new password the first time you sign on

Membership Means Insurance!
Nationwide Insurance will continue to carry USA Rugby’s accident insurance policy. The new policy for the 2013-2014 membership cycle takes effect September 1, 2013
The policy covers only registered members who are participating in sanctioned USA Rugby activities
USA Rugby strongly recommends that all members retain primary medical coverage before participating this season. The new deductible for uninsured members is $3,500
Please visit http://www.usarugby.org/insurance/accident-insurance/accident-overview for more details about USA Rugby’s insurance policy

Tournament Sanctioning: Growing the Game!
USA Rugby continues to require a formal sanctioning agreement for all tournaments and events outside of regular season play and practice. For a complete list of sanctioned tournaments and the breakdown of the process, please go to http://www.usarugby.org/event-sanctioning.

USA Rugby Coach Development: Give back to the Game!
USA Rugby is leading American sports in Coach Development. We are now officially certifying all rugby coaches, partnering with the top coaching education programs in the country and focusing on player welfare more than ever before. Make sure you register early. Certification and background screening completion will be required before activation of any coach registration.

Further Information:
Lucy Zugschwert | Membership Manager | USA Rugby | membership@usarugby.org

Aug 12

Mid Atlantic Competitions Committee

The Mid Atlantic Competitions Committee for the 2013/2014 competition cycle is composed of the following members, who were appointed by the Chair:

MAC Rugby Competitions Chairperson – Margy Thomas

CGU Representative – Matt Robinette

EPU Representative – Jennifer Bustamante

At Large – David Chapman

Men’s D1/2/3/4 -Brett Biggs, David Hatwell, Gerry Timothy, Laryy Lamaina, Jeremy Miller and Jake Jacobs

Women’s D1 – Meredith McAlister

Women’s D2/3 – Erin Strelec

Sevens – Michael Bertoni (M)  and Dre Koury (W)

Referee Rep – Simon Smith

Discipline Rep – Riann Van Greuning

Jun 20

CIPP for Fall 2013

USA Rugby CIPP registration for the Fall Season (that is, the 2013-2014 cycle) will be open around August 15.

You can currently request a certificate of insurance (COI) from USA Rugby for Fall 2013; however, they will be unable to issue the COI until registration opens and the clubs involved are in compliance. (The current COI is valid until 8.31.2013.)

Additionally, eligible players for competitions, must be CIPP registered not later than March 15th 2014 for the 2013/2014 competitive cycle.  For more information on eligibility rules, visit USA Rugby. You must be CIPP registered in order to play any rugby at all.