The GRU is responsible for hosting the NCR2 Finals for both men and women in May and we need help to make the event successful. Below is a bid form to indicate your interest to host this event along with a check list to help insure a successful event.
Please give this some thought and return the bid form when you are ready. You have plenty of time to plan and make this event something to be proud of.
The GRU is providing college clubs that have left the GRU the opportunity to participate in its 7's programs with a 7's only limited membership. Union Dues for this type of member will be $100 and allow clubs access to the GRU A/S 7's program and reduced entry into the GRU 7's Tournament. Contact any GRU officer here.
GRU 7's joins forces with the Georgia Games
GRU 7's joins forces with the Georgia GamesAfter great success last year, the GRU 7's looks to expand the tournament this year by partnering with the Georgia Games.
It has taken a while to get the logistics in place this year and some things must be put to bed yet but we are looking forward to increased success this year and in the years to come.
These things we know for sure: 1) The tournament will be held June 7, 2014 on three fields at Fowler Park in Douglasville, GA 2) There will be three divisions of play - Mens, Womens and HS men. 3) The GRU will pay $100 towards the entry fee of $200 for any of its members. 4) We are in the process of finding a party location closer to Atlanta.
More information will be sent as it becomes available.
GRU AGM Information
LocationAtlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria 200 Interstate N Pkwy SE Atlanta, GA 30339
The date for the GRU 7's tryout has been set for May 17th from 1pm to 5pm. The location is still not confirmed but will likely be held in Gwinnett any the GRITS pitch. Please respond to Jesse Posnansky if you plan to attend or if you have selected players from your club to attend. Thanks Jesse
The Annual General Meeting of the Georgia Rugby Union will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 12:00pm.
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria 200 Interstate N Pkwy SE Atlanta, GA 30339
Each club is expected to have its representative(s) present.
GRU Appoints Men's 7's Coach
The GRU is proud to appoint Jesse Posnansky as the Coach of our Select 7s squad. Jesse, a product of the GRU 7's program will build on Coach Rene Daniel's past success. We will be announcing try-out schedules in the next few weeks.
Brian Auerbach President, Georgia Rugby Union
GRU Seeks Men's 7's Coach
The role of the GRU 7s Select-Side Coach is to continue the legacy of the program and expose GRU players to high-level and different competition. Duties:
Run selection camp and select players
On-going player development
Run training sessions
Coordinate tournaments and games
Maintain allotted budget
Must possess or being willing to attain USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification.
Any questions or to apply, please send a rugby resume to: GRU President, Brian Auerbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosalind Chou to lead LIFE's new women's rugby program See more here
Both Emory University and Georgia Tech Rugby will be hosting a Brumbies Rugby 2-Day Advanced Coaching Course which will be held at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta Georgia on the weekend of the 11th & 12th of January 2014.
The course will be conducted by Brumbies Academy and Commercial IP Manager - Nick Leah.
This course is the first of a range that Brumbies Rugby will be rolling out over the next 12 months. Specifically, this course broadly introduces all the interdependent variables and networks that drive performance, while utilizing case study examples from different environments, which often presented alternate methods of intervention, but with the same desired outcome. While the Brumbies transformation from 13th place basket-case in Super Rugby in 2011 to 2nd in 2013 with the most inexperienced squad in Super Rugby as the primary case study.
The course provides a whole range of easily implementable tips that are relevant to all levels of rugby
The course costs USD205.00 to register for the 2-Days and USA Rugby have confirmed that any attending coach will attract 10 Coach Professional Development Credits towards their re-accreditation. Please register here
SEREVI Rugby- Atlanta 2/14/14 - 2/16-14
We are really excited to be coming to Atlanta and offering one of our USA Rugby Academy Training Camps. To give you a little more information we are running 7 of these camps around the country between February and May. See more .........
USA Rugby Concussion Clarification
In a letter to all referees and coaches, USA Rugby’s Dr. Harry Laws issued information to clarify that there is no “Brain Bin” for any USA rugby competitions except Elite international level contests. Referees and coaches are directed to follow IRB Regulation 10, which in summary requires:
All players with suspected concussion where there is no appropriately qualified person is present to diagnose concussion must be removed from the field of play and not return to play or train on the same day and should be reviewed by an appropriately qualified person and then should complete the graduated return to play protocol described in the IRB Concussion Guidelines; and
Where concussion is diagnosed, a player must be removed from the field of play and not return to play or train on the same day and must be guided through a dedicated return to play protocol.
For more information on this matter, please reference: http://usarugby.org/concussions/irb
Referees and coaches are also encouraged to view IRB’s Concussion Management modules at:
The top Georgia clubs in Men's D3 will compete this Spring to determine the team that advances to the Southern Conference final four. The spring competition for the remainder of the D3 clubs will be announced as soon as all teams competing are confirmed.
International Double-Header headed to Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
November 14, 2013 by Wendy Young
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced today ticket information for the International Double-Header at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University.
The nearly 9,000-seat stadium will host Atlanta 7s, the second stop of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, Feb. 15-16, 2014, and the second leg of the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Qualifier between the Men’s Eagles and Uruguay March 29, 2014. See more.........
2013-9-24 USA Rugby's new competition model begins this Saturday for most GRU members. There will be new responsibilities for clubs to master and there are sure to be problems to iron out with the online system. Everyone needs to help make it work. The scoring system will be new as well. A version of the Super Rugby Scoring System will determine which teams advance from Pool Play. The GRU website will link to the USA Rugby Competitions system so all results will be readily available to all in a central location. The Men's competitions are already available and the women's competitions will be available soon. Try the new forum to share your experience with the new online system. Click Here
NSCRO 7's Information
The 2014 NSCRO 7s Men's Small College National Championship is returning to Philadelphia, PA on May 31 and June 1....., see more
Dues and Budget Information Now Available Click Here
An agenda will be posted later but known items to be covered are:
GRU status as an LAU into the future GRU membership pertaining to college conference members. Senior men's competitions – Division 2, Division 3, Division 4 (are there enough clubs) College competitions for Women's D2 and Men's NSCRO We need someone to take charge in this area! Elections – Vice President and Secretary