One More Form!

USA Rugby has just sprung another requirement on us. There is one more form to be filled out. It's similar to the release forms signed earlier, but for USA Rugby.

Please print, sign and email as soon as humanly possible. I'll see if I can print off a whole bunch for the game tomorrow. Please have parents available to sign, if at all possible.

There's a little link just below this post. Please click on the link below that says "Download Attachment".Download attachment.

School Photo ID Requirements!

I need your Student Photo ID issued from your school now! If you haven't sent it to me do so immediately. You will also have to bring it with you to Colorado. If you do NOT have a Student Photo ID you will need a photo ID, such as a Drivers License or passport AND a VOE issued from your school. That's a Verification of Enrollment. I need copies of these. They will be required by the tournament director – bottom line is "No ID, No Play".

Please send Joe Kelly copies of your insurance and signed release forms. Release Forms

June 7 College Fair

College Fair after training on Saturday June 7.

June 7 & 8 Agenda

Saturday June 8

British school of Houston

4211 Watonga Blvd, Houston, TX 7709

We are planning to hand out the USA Scotland tickets at this practice.

8:45am - Arrive

9:00am - Warm up – Using under and Overs as part of it & then break into warm up for selected groups

9:15am - Set Piece work – Rotate 4 groups

11:00am - team run

11:45am - Leave – Official team meeting time

Sunday June 9

Saint Pius X High School

811 W Donovan St, Houston, TX 77091

8:45am - JV meet

9:45am - Varsity meet

10:00am - JV versus TX Select Side

11:15am - Varsity versus NOLA

12:30pm - Final team meeting and Food

Sunday June 1 Training at Burr Field Austin

Mandatory High Performance Training will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014 at

Burr Field
6013 Loyola Ln
Austin, TX 78724 ‎

http://goo.gl/maps/cP33h

from 10:00AM until 3:00PM (length will be contingent upon performance and execution).

Lunch will be provided.

Please bring water bottles, full rugby gear, including mouthpieces, rugby shorts, cleats and a training jersey, plus some clean clothes for the ride home!

Check your account on this site and see what paperwork you need to bring.

Make sure your initial $100 deposit is paid.

Plus, we will be collecting $200 for the fundraising cards.

Due to fantastic fundraising efforts, the trip cost has been lowered to only $300 a player! Fundraising t-shirts and USA vs Scotland tickets are not included, but this is really great!

2014 Colorado Trip Itinerary

WEDNESDAY June 11, 2014

8.00am Pick up location for Houston Players

The Woodlands Mall
1201 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands TX, 77380

8.15am Depart for Dallas

12.30 Arrive at

Jesuit School of Dallas
12345 Inwood RD
Dallas, TX

1.30- 4.30pm Practice

4.45pm- Shower

5.15pm Meeting & Dinner TBD

8.00pm Depart for Denver

THURSDAY June 12, 2014

Closed Team Day

FRIDAY June 13, 2014

Closed Team Day

SATURDAY June 14, 2014

7.00am Breakfast at Hotel in Team Meeting Room

8.00am Depart on Bus for field

9.00am Opening Ceremonies

5pm on Bus TBD

6.00-8.00pm Dinner TBD

10.09pm Curfew

SUNDAY June 15, 2014

7.00am Breakfast

8.00am Depart for Field

9.00am Games TBD

3.00pm Closing Ceremonies

5.00pm Dinner at Hotel

7.00pm Depart for Dallas

MONDAY June 16, 2014

8-9.00am Arrive at Jesuit in Dallas, TX

1.00pm Arrive at Woodlands Mall

More Instructions!

There are just a few more directions for you to follow so that we can get everything straightened out for the trip.

Please login to http://www.rugbytexas.net/player/loginform.cfm and:

  1. Make sure all your personal data is correct
  2. Make sure your grade level is correct
  3. Update your short and shirt sizes, you'll want clothes that fit correctly!
  4. Indicate how many tickets to the USA v Scotland game you would be interested in buying.
  5. This is NOT a commitment, just a means to gauge interest. Details below.
  6. Verify that your deposits/payments are correct. If not contact me.
  7. Ensure that your Required Paperwork all says "Yes". More details below.
  8. Ignore the Total Due, this is a rough estimate and will hopefully go down as donations come in.
  9. How many and which size fundraiser shirts you wish to order to sell. Details below.

Your discount cards - Lorenzo Romero, one of the managers is your front man on this fundraiser. Contact him with questions.

When using PayPal, you no longer have to email Joe Kelly, unless you have an issue. I look at the PayPal web site and credit your account from there.

I need your Student Photo ID issued from your school now! If you haven't sent it to me do so immediately. You will also have to bring it with you to Colorado. If you do NOT have a Student Photo ID you will need a photo ID, such as a Drivers License or passport AND a VOE issued from your school. That's a Verification of Enrollment. I need copies of these. They will be required by the tournament director – bottom line is "No ID, No Play".

Please send Joe Kelly copies of your insurance and signed release forms.

I am deeply appreciative of the diligent parents and players who have sent me all the required information already.

USA v Scotland game – we usually get end zone seats for about $25 a piece. It's better to go through us because, we get to sit together, and you save about $5 each in ticket fees. Please put in a number on the rugbytexas site form.

Fundraiser T-Shirts – you are lucky enough to receive 8 free t-shirts to sell and put towards your trip costs. The High Performance Management Team is making even more, better looking shirts to sell, but at a slight cost to you. You will be charged no more than $10 and sell them for $20 reaping a 100% profit to put towards your trip costs.

Thank you for reading all of this and following all the instructions – immediately!

Crowdtilt Fundraising Campaign

Please first post the link to your facebook, email to family and friends and share with anyone that may be able to support the program:

https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/rugby-texas-high-performance-fundraiser-2014

The main idea is to reduce the total cost of your trip by gathering donations. The more we advertise this link, the more donations we will receive and the lower the cost of your trip will be!

The Texas High performance Program aims to give the best selected players in Texas the opportunity to make great changes to lives in the form sporting, social and most notable educational opportunities. Unfortunately, for the players to play on a national stage and represent the state of Texas and have the opportunities it will cost them $500 without support of great generosity.

HP Training May 17 Dallas

Training and final selections to be held in Irving at the old polo grounds at Las Colinas from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Be there at 8:30 dressed and ready for training.

Spring Trail Park, Riverside Dr, Irving, TX 75229
Map Link
We will be playing on the South pitch farthest away from the bridge.

We are training on the same fields as the USA National Championship Playoffs!
http://dallasrugby.org/usa-rugby-final-eight/
Please be aware that there is a $10 parking fee for this privilege. Free entry afterwards with food and drink available as well as tournament and rugby merchandise.

Parents, I would consider getting the VIP day package for free food & drink all day long under the shade up on the berm with the best view of all the games.

Please see below for all requirements!

Required for Dallas Training May 17, 2014

I will need copies of the following to provide to USA Rugby. Please sign the forms. They can be scanned, copied, photographed and emailed to me, Joe Kelly, in digital format or placed in my hand as hard copies. They can be faxed too, if people still do that.

Ensure Rugby Texas Registration is Correct!
You will have to make positively sure that everything is filled out correctly on your RugbyTexas.net profile. Fill this out as completely as possible. The link is on the menu to the right or Player Login. This information is used for EVERYTHING. We use this to contact you, make sure you are actually on the squad, buy your tickets and room, and we give this to the USA selectors.

Valid 2013-2014 Student ID with Photo
If your son does NOT have a student ID, then he will need a document from the student registrar proving enrollment AND a photo ID.

Medical Release and Consent to Treat Forms
The forms is an attachment and can be downloaded by clicking on the "download attachment" link at the bottom of this posting. It's in small letters.

Please ensure that your son has these forms along with their government issued IDs and/or birth certificate(if your son has only a school ID). Bringing your insurance card is a good idea too.

$5 for lunch

Extra cash
The USA National Championships will be going on, you may want to buy some rugby merchandise or some more food.

Personal Hydration and Nutrition
Water and lunch will be provided but you may want to bring your own drinks or healthy snacks for during the day.

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