Capital AGM

capital logoThe Capital Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, August 16, at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia.

Elected officers are under Contacts. Minutes will be posted soon, but officer reports are here:

CGU AGM Reports

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting:
10 am – Welcome – President
10:20 am – roll call – Secretary
10:30 am – officer reports
– Vice President
– Referee/Discipline
11 am – Break
11:15 am – Treasurer
11:45 am – USA Rep
12 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – President
1 pm – Neil – request updated contacts. Review communications to date and ask for feedback on how the clubs prefer communications.
1:15 pm – break
1:20 pm – Strength and Conditioning like an Eagle – Guest Speaker
1:30 pm – MAC Discussion – Break out by division
2:45 pm – Break
3:00 pm – Elections and other votes to the floor
4 pm – dismissal
4:15 pm – Board Meeting

Capital Selects (Men)

On Sunday June 28th, the first camp for the Capital Select Side men’s team will be held. The camp will start at 11:30 am and is being hosted by Rocky Gorge at 6500 Mansion Lane, Elkridge, MD 21075. Other camp dates are July 19th in Richmond and August 2nd in Raleigh.

Please let all your players that are interested in playing at a higher level know about the camp.

The coaching staff consists of Chris Porter ( as head coach, Chuck Moore (forwards coach), Jeremy Frayne (scrum coach), and Roland Pratt (team manager). Chris is also asking other coaches from the CGU to help at each camp. Please let Chris know if you have any questions.

The Capital Selects will be taking on the Northeast Academy on August 22nd in New Jersey.

Please review and heed…

USA Rugby 2015 FOCUS AREAS (on Vimeo) for ALL REFS

Game Management Guidelines – 2015

The Laws of the Game

Protective Equipment and Clothing Guidelines – 2015 (USA Rugby)

HP Player & Coach Camp for the CRU!

Serevi RugbyWHO IS IT FOR: ALL coaches, 7s/15s/youth/hs/club/college, both certified and uncertified are invited to attend. ALL players, college and club, are invited to attend.

Free – All Capital Rugby Union Coaches and Players
$75 – Non CRU Players
$50 – Non CRU Coaches

WHO ARE THE COACH EDUCATORS: Put on jointly by Serevi Rugby® and the Capital Rugby Union, this highly-interactive program will feature former England flyhalf Ben Gollings, former USA Eagle Shawn Pittman, and former USA Eagle and Connacht center Pate Tuilevuka and USA Women’s Forwards Coach Luke Gross!

Book your room today! Use the code Serevi Camp. Coach’s social will be held here as well on Friday.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC | 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20005

More information here.

New Competition Management System

This applies to ALL Club Men (D1, D2, D3, D4) and Club 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.

Links for Schedules and Results: Men – Women

Standings: MenWomen

Capital Rugby Union Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 9 AM – 4 PM. The location was Harbour View, 13200 Marina Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191,

AgendaPresident’s Presentation (PPT)Budget information (PDF)USA Congress Rep report (PDF)Discipline report (PPT)MAC Report

2014-2015 USAR Event Sanctioning News & Notes

Sent: 8/8/2014 3:00:12 PM

As we look forward to the 2014-2015 season we are reaching out to all recent event organizers in regard to the event sanctioning process. Event Sanctioning is the means by which USA Rugby accident and liability insurance coverage is extended to tournaments and other rugby events. Any event outside of the practice, scrimmage, and league play of compliant clubs may seek sanctioning by submission of an application.

To achieve sanctioning an event must follow the enclosed steps:

Submission of the event sanction application four weeks prior to the event.
A listing of participating clubs to accompany the above application. All clubs must be in compliance and all participants registered in advance of the event.
Club compliance for all participants in the event. This achieved when a club has registered for the current membership cycle, maintains an appropriately certified coach on the club roster, and has met the roster minimum for competition.
Note: Appropriate accommodations will be made for motley/social sides with the understanding that all participants in a sanctioned event need be registered.

USA Rugby staff will continue to provide situation-specific instruction to clubs out of compliance. Please note that an expedite fee will now be required of all applications that fail to meet the four-week submission deadline. This fee will also apply to applications missing the listing of participating clubs four weeks in advance of the event. It is understood that these listings are dynamic and stand to change.

Lastly, USA Rugby is excited to offer web space to sanctioned events. Any sanctioned event will be free to upload event write-ups, photos, and results to their own, event-specific USA Rugby webpage. Upon approval of uploaded content, the relevant entry on the Sanctioned Event Listing will change to a hyperlink directed to the event’s own webpage. The Event Sanctioning webpage houses an Event Report Upload link for this purpose, alongside other common event sanctioning resources. Any event sanctioned in the previous membership cycle may use this space for event promotion after submitting an application for this year’s event.

USA Rugby would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all the best in preparation of the new membership cycle. We look forward to hearing from you in regard to this year’s event. As always, feel free to contact me at your convenience with questions or concerns.

Eligibility – 7s

[From USAR, 6/3/2014.]

Dear USA Rugby Member,

As we transition to the sevens competitive season, please accept this reminder of upcoming senior club eligibility deadlines: all clubs must achieve compliance before Sunday June 15th, 2014, at 11:59 pm MST, all individuals must be reflected on their club’s public roster, either by virtue of initial registration or an electronic transfer request, by Tuesday July 1st, 2014 at 11:59 pm MST. To fully understand this deadline, we strongly encourage you to reference the USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations.

Club compliance for seven-a-side competition is achieved when an active coach, primary contact, and nine players appear on a given club’s public roster.

Remember that players must appear on their club’s public roster before July 1st in order to participate in qualifying competition, inclusive of the postseason and national championship. This deadline applies to you if:

  • You are currently registered with a club that is not the club you plan on playing with for the sevens competitive season
  • You have not yet registered
  • You desire transfer for any other reason

If unregistered, please remember to register in advance of the deadline. Reference our registration FAQs with any questions regarding registration. If you are registered but desire transfer, you must submit a transfer request to USA Rugby before 11:59 pm MST on Sunday July 1st, 2014. Please reference the instructions that precede the electronic transfer request to learn of required documentation.

Coaches and club administrators may view public rosters here. If you do not appear on your club’s public roster, utilize the member search to view your club affiliation. Registrations may be accomplished at your convenience with the red ‘register’ button in the upper right of all USA Rugby webpages.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and best of luck.
Best regards,
James Wilber