June 7 College Fair

College Fair after training on Saturday June 7.

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

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!

May 10 & 11 - Sam Houston State University Trials

They are to meet at Sam Houston state university grounds in Huntsville;

University Hotel 1610 Ave H Huntsville, TX 77341‎
(936) 291-2151

University Hotel - http://goo.gl/maps/w3OGF
http://www.shsuhotel.org‎

Meet at 9am to 9.30 am registration at the hotel meeting room.

They are to bring their own lunch and snacks for the day time on both days.

Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided for all players

Cost of weekend camp will be $50 and should be paid via PayPal link on the right.

Players are expected to bring rugby gear and lounging clothes for the Saturday night for dinner and team meetings.

Players will leave be ready to leave around 3pm on the Sunday.

Players will be notified of their selection on the Sunday before leaving and issued with information packs.

2014 Trials & Calendar

From Coach Rob Potter:

It is my pleasure to invite you to the Tx regional select trials that will take place on April 13th...

Across the state we will have trials for the Central, North and South select sides:

Central: Burr Field, Austin 10am

North: Lake Highlands Park, Dallas 1PM

South: British school of Houston, 10am

Maps & Times for your area are HERE!

All players will be required to register here. If you tried out or made the High Performance squad last year, your information should still be in the system. Try logging in here before registering again.

Please note that state selection weekend will take place the weekend of May 10th & 11th.

Please rsvp to Coach Potter, who will be leading the performance side of things this year for the program.

It is the first stage of USA rugby performance pathway program and can lead to fantastic opportunities with the game... 2013 further opportunities review:

· 8 players awarded rugby college scholarships

· Players invited to All American camps for 7 and 15's

· Players highlighted to play U20's

· Players identified to be involved with the new Eagle Impact rugby academy (in partnership with USA rugby)

So, I would personally like to see you all at the trials and see if you can make that next step from representing your state to representing your country... in reality it is only one step away!

Regards

Rob Potter

Tx HP Performance coordinator

HP World Rugby Shop Coupon

10% of any order from World Rugby Shop for High Performance Players and family. www.worldrugbyshop.com.

Message from Coach Rock about Bridgend

Players,

One week to go before our first match. I am trusting that all of you are maintaining your fitness training and improving every day. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you the details of the day for next Saturday (June 8th).

All players need to arrive to the field by 9:00am. The JV team will begin training promptly at 9am so don't stroll up at 9. The varsity will then begin preparation for the game. I will have an agenda for you later next week.

JV will train for one hour and then get a shower, then watch the varsity.

Varsity will follow the agenda and play the game and shower after the match is done. The entire team will be hosting Bridgend so we all need to be there for post game activities.

When we are through with the festivities we will all be going to the Eagles match. So, it will be a fun filled day of rugby.

Please bring your training gear with you as we MUST look the part. Every player will be in their grey issued HP trainer. Also, BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL AND TOILETRIES FOR SHOWERING.

All monies for the trip MUST be provided for you to receive your official RT-HPP kit. We will be getting this on that day. We also will be in the same shirt for the Eagle game. Please wear khaki shorts for the game, the shirts will be provided from your kit.

Coach Rock

Last Chance to Order T-Shirts - other info too

It's last chance to order T-shirts! Please go online at
http://www.rugbytexas.net/player/loginform.cfm
and order fundraiser t-shirts. Recommended are at least 3 shirts per player, to keep and trade. Players will wish to make trades at the Bridgend game and always at the tournament. The t-shirts are extremely valuable for trading. Don't forget that each player makes $10 on each shirt sold (does not keep)! If your son's trip is paid, this will make easy pocket money.

If the site is NOT coming up, please send me an email right away so that I may fix.

If the site is working, order t-shirts and check your balance. Make sure that all money paid was correctly attributed. Please contact me with any issues. Note: the number of raffle tickets sold is displayed and the total bill is adjusted. The remainder of the balance will be collected June 8 and all raffle tickets will be turned in at that time. My mailing address is 1106 N. Maryland, Carrollton, TX 75006.

PayPal is now on the web site – See "PayPal" under Navigation on the right. Email me you r receipt so that it may be applied to your balance.
http://www.rugbytexas.net/page.cfm/PayPal

IDs!!!! I need a copy of your son's student ID. Either, scan and email to me, photograph and email to me, or copy and fax to 972-242-2071 care ofJoe Kelly. Copies of insurance cards are optional but recommended.

Memorize the playbook!
http://www.rugbytexas.net/index.cfm/2013/1/25/The-Play-Book

June 8 weekend schedule
9:00AM – All players to meet at St. Thomas HS (link) Granger Stadium.
        JV – dressed and ready to train by 9:00AM wearing gray shirts.
        Varsity – start getting dressed, taped and game prep
        Parents make final payments to Joe Kelly
10:AM - Varsity warm up
        JV showers
11:00AM Kick off
1:00PM – BBQ for Bridgend and HP players and family
2:00PM – parents and players help tear down pitch and clean up post BBQ.
        AFTER cleanup, Players dismissed to meet up at BBBVA Stadium for USA v IRE game and festivities – on own recognizance.

Bridgend Game

Varsity Parents,

I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of the privilege we have hosting the Bridgend team from Wales. This is going to be a very good team with many representative players involved, some that may be playing for Wales in the very near future. The tour they have will take them around Texas, ending in Houston to play our team and watch the Eagles game. They will be saving their best players for us as we are the Rugby Texas team, the best in the state.

As in any other home game, we do have a collective responsibility to host them. It will be no different than any other home game you have participated in this season. Which means we will have some set up, operating, break down and hosting duties to attend to . Therefore we will need volunteers to assist us in the day's events.

Rugby Texas has generously donated monies for the officiating crew, and $250.00 for the post game meal. Our budget for the trip is not included in this match as we use all the money (your contribution and the funding from Rugby Texas) for the Colorado trip. So, this being said , we would appreciate any volunteers to assist us in making this a class act for our visitors. Please respond to this email and Joe and Duane will include you in helping us that day.

Thank you in advance for being part of this historic day, as it's the first for a HP team to play a game outside of the tournaments we participate in every year.

Thanks,

Coach Rock

Training in Dallas on Saturday May 18th

Training in Dallas on Saturday May 18th Location will be just north of the Polo Fields were the USA Rugby Sweet 16 Tournament is being played.

700 E Royal Ln
Irving, TX 75039
Las Colinas Polo Grounds

One you enter the polo grounds turn left over the bridge (the speed bumps are killer!) and turn left again. Park under the bridge if you can. We will be practicing just on the other side of the bridge.

We will begin at 9am sharp. Please wear your grey HP issued shirt. From 9am-10am we will train hard on fitness. Please show up fit! At 10am we will go watch some rugby for a rest and an 11:00am lunch.

At noon we will begin training again (location either the same or another pitch nearby, we will let you know) and go until 3pm.

Once we are done you are welcome to go home or go watch some more rugby It is required that you all show up for training.

Also, if you can't scan your commitment letter to Coach Rock, copy it and bring one to the practice session. You need to keep a copy.

Finally,
Coach Rock appreciates all those choosing to comply and send him the required times. Also, thanks for the commitment letters to date. Please make sure you are reading the commitment letters daily to reinforce your vow.

2013 USA RUGBY MEN'S SENIOR CLUB DIVISION I, II, & III PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Special notes about the practice location:

We will be practicing right next to the USA National Championship playoffs. You will see the best teams in the USA competing. There are 3 teams from Texas!

BUT....... Certain rules will be in effect.

Parking is $10 per vehicle. This provides free admission to all games for each person in the vehicle.

No coolers allowed. If you bring a cooler it must stay in your car. The tournament will provide water and ice. There will be food and drink available for purchase.

You may volunteer to assist the with the tournament. If you have a volunteer in your car you get free parking. Volunteer parking is in a different place but is easier to get in and out and no charge for reentry. Go to
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054EACA69-usarugby
and sign up for something. As of this writing, there are plenty of open opportunities in Parking. This might be something a sibling or bored parent may want to do during the day.

Hotels, if you would like to spend the night Friday and/or Saturday. This sheet has details on the hotels and how to ask for the special rugby room rate.
www.rugbytexas.net/enclosures/USAChampionsipsHotelList.pdf
There is one addition to this list:
$69/night plus tax (15%):
Hilton Garden Inn Las Colinas
7516 Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063
Call 972 444-8434 and ask for the "USA Rugby room block," to make reservations.

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