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!
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

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.

2nd North Trial in 5/4 in Farmers Branch

The 2nd Trial for the Northern Region of Texas High Performance will be held at Don Showman Park, Heartside Place, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 from 1 to 4pm.

This is the last opportunity to participate in the tryouts for Texas High Performance in the North.

This trial is for the Northern Region ONLY! Other HP Regions will post their trial information at a later date. Players are welcome to travel to the Trial from other regions, but attendance is only mandatory for NORTHERN region players.

Bring full rugby gear, jersey, rugby shorts, mouthpiece, cleats, water, ice, snacks. Water fountains and restrooms available.

Please contact Coach Tiny (Duane Watts) duanewatts(at)aol.com with questions.

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!


Rob Potter

Tx HP Performance coordinator

More Invitational Trial Info

We are looking forward to seeing the Invited players at the Rugby Texas High Performance Trials, this Saturday, May 4, at Burr Field in Austin.

Burr Field
6013 Loyola
Lane Austin, Texas 78724

rugby shorts,

Selections will be made after a hard day of training and scrimmages. You will be required to stay until the selections are announced. Leaving early will disqualify you from any chance of selection.

If you are selected you will be required to:
Return Sunday to Burr Field Sunday, May 5, at 10:00AM.
Provide a $100 deposit, demonstrating your financial commitment.
Attend the HP training camps
   May 18, Dallas
   May 25, Houston
   Possible other training sessions TBD - we will notify ASAP.

On Sunday we collect your $100 deposit and you will be provided player packets and some general information about what is in store for you. What is expected, requirements, various details.

Keep up with the latest details on:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/115007201956294/ (Rugby Texas Academy & High Performance)

Invitational Trials May 4th

The Invitational Trials will be held May 4th 10:00AM at Burr Field in Austin. You must have been invited by Coach Rock to attend this INVITATION ONLY trial. If you tried out at Texas A&M and have not heard from Coach Rock whether you made the team or not, please contact him immediately.

Date: Saturday May 4th, 2013
Time: 10:00am until the team is selected
Location: Austin, Texas Burr Field

Burr Field
6013 Loyola
Lane Austin, Texas 78724

Please wear proper rugby attire. The field is natural so include accommodating boots. You must have a mouth guard. Bring water, snacks and anything else you feel necessary for a long, physical day. If you are selected for the team (JV or Varsity) you will need to be at training the following day, so please be prepared. And, if you are selected you will be required to submit a $100.00 deposit.

Please note that this is a tryout for the team. We will be selecting representative players from this day to play in Houston on June 8th and travel and play in Denver, Colorado from June 13th through June 16th. You must be available on those dates to qualify for selection. Also, there will be practices on either Saturday or Sunday, every weekend in May. You must also attend these training sessions to prepare for the games. We will have the practice schedule decided by the trials and it will be included in the player packets.

You must also have registered online and ensure that your information is correct and up to date. Do NOT register twice! Check to see if you can log in first .

You must have also notified Coach Rock of your intentions. (accept or decline)

Rugby Texas HP Open Trials

Sunday, April 14th, Open Trials for Rugby Texas High Performance Rugby team will be held at

Central Park, College Station, Texas 77840
- map.

Time: 10AM to 1PM

The trials will NOT be held on the A&M campus! But close! And it is the day AFTER the Gareth Jones Tournament held at A&M.

You MUST REGISTER to tryout.

If you have registered for the Academy Schools already, registering for the trials is not necessary. Unsure? Login at http://www.rugbytexas.net/player/loginform.cfm If you cannot login, you have not registered and MUST do so to try out.

You will not need the waiver signed to tryout for HP but will need the waiver signed to play in the Gareth Jones Tournament. That is attached just below where it says Download Attachment.

What You Need to Tryout

  1. to be registered
  2. mouthpiece
  3. rugby jersey
  4. rugby shorts
  5. water
  6. food/snack

What's Next?
Invitational tryouts will be held in Austin, Saturday, May 4th. You may attend if you make the cut on April 14 and get invited to Austin for the next phase of the process. Further selections will be made that day and a practice will be held for the remaining players on Sunday May 5. See the Schedule for details.