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Rugby Kick-Off Tournament: Cordova High Hosts 35th KOT
Northern California Rugby Season Officially Gets Underway Across Nine Levels Of Competition At Long-Running Kick-Off Tournament • Northern California youth and high school rugby season officially begins January 26-27 at Cordova High in Rancho Cordova. The 35th Annual Kick-Off Tournament hosted by the Sacramento Valley Rugby Foundation is everything... Read more
Perry Baker Wins Consecutive Men’s Sevens Player of the Year
World Rugby announced at the 2018 World Rugby Awards in Monaco, Perry Baker has earned his second consecutive World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year Award. At a star-studded affair in France, the Eagles Sevens’ star was honored after voting and nominations from his peers made an easy... Read more
Danville Oaks Rugby Catapults Cal 7s Pac 12 Win
According to Opps VP, Kevin Barth (Danville Oaks Rugby Football Association), “the Oaks were everywhere” when asked about the championship tournament win for the Cal 7s on Nov. 5th over Arizona. Current and former Danville Oaks Rugby players contributing to Sunday’s win are (pictured above) Jake Ryan (MS), James Carney (MS),... Read more
Common Sense College Recruiting Guidelines
My College Recruiting Guidelines will help you with what you need to look out for in terms of red flags of unacceptable behaviors. As more college programs are able to recruit in the traditional sense, I want to make students and parents aware of the conduct that is expected.... Read more
How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation
GET RECOMMENDED. GET RECRUITED. You are probably still considering all your options and trying to nail down which colleges and programs to apply to, so now is the time to get your letters of recommendation in line. With the application season quickly approaching it is both helpful and advantageous... Read more
What You Need to Know About Head Injury
Rugby is a contact sport – we all know it, and while we all do as much as we can to prevent head injury, each year I come across students who have had a concussion (or two). And unfortunately, not only do head injuries affect the ability of a... Read more
Key is to Work on Your Explosiveness and Power
You often hear “speed kills…” …and if you caught any of the World Cup 7s in San Francisco, you know this is especially true. Watch these videos featuring the best tries in rugby, these from the RWC7s. Rugby is a game of stops and starts, and therefore, not only is... Read more
Rugby NorCal to hire new Exec
Teamwork. It’s what sets us apart! If you have a penchant for rugby beyond that of all your friends. If you dream about shepherding the USA team to the RWC Sevens championships, then we want you on our team. Rugby NorCal is looking to hire its next new exec! Ok,... Read more
Rugby, A Battle of the Fittest: 3 Fitness Drills
Before we get started on this month’s blog about Rugby, a battle of the fittest, a huge round of applause to our USA Rugby Eagles Men’s team. The Eagles defeated Scotland in June, marking the first time the US has beat a Tier 1 country in 94 years. The Eagles... Read more
Danville Oaks Rugby Carve Path to Finals, Victory
Danville Oaks Take Down Defending Champions In Extra Time To Claim The Varsity Boys National Championship In Kansas City • Beat the Best to Be the Best. That’s how the saying goes. And that’s exactly what the Danville Oaks varsity boys rugby club did on May 19 in Kansas City.... Read more
9 Key Tips On How to Be A Successful College Player In Rugby
Rugby Tip of the Month University of Arizona Head Coach Sean Duffy shares with us some key off field tips for the future college rugby player and on how to be a successful college player. Especially, high school seniors should take note before heading off to college this fall!... Read more
Bay Area Lands Rugby D1A Rugby Semifinal and Championship Playoffs
Northern California has long been a hot bed for collegiate rugby, that’s why the D1A Rugby Semifinal and Championship Playoffs are coming to the Bay Area As home to two of the most successful college programs in Saint Mary’s and Cal, the Bay Area again finds the postseason spotlight with... Read more