WANDO RUGBY PLAYER REGISTRATION

SAT OCT 14 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Cario Middle School

 

Team Overview

  • Wando Rugby is a club with two teams (A & B)
  • We are planning to field a C team (based on player registration), giving all players ample playing time
  • All students from Wando, Oceanside and home schooled are eligible to play (no experience is necessary)
  • Our goals are to grow the game of rugby, compete at the highest level nationally, coach through 100% positive encouragement, teach both the basic and technical skills, and have a crazy amount of fun!
  • All teams play in the Rugby South Carolina (RSC) league, which is divided into two divisions based on strength. We are the 4-time State Champions:  A Team: 2014/16/17 (Division 1); B Team: 2017 (Division 2)
  • The A Team is also a member of the MSIRL (Mid-South Invitational Rugby League); an elite league comprised of the top teams in SC, NC and GA. We are the 2017 Champions.  Oh yeah, we are really good!
  • RSC is a member of USA Rugby; the organization that governs all levels of rugby in the USA. See RugbySouthCarolina.com and USARugby.org for details
  • All 9 Wando coaches are volunteers (not school employees) and must pass a Federal background check
  • The team does not receive any funding from the school and rely on corporate sponsors and one major fundraiser raffle per season

Player Registration

  • New & Returning players must register on USA Rugby each school year as follows:
  • Go to USARugby.org and click the Register/Login button on the top right corner
  • New players should create a new membership by selecting the “Join USA Rugby” option, while returning players should choose the “Renew Membership” option
  • Fill out the online form, and pay the online registration membership fee of $80 (this fee covers fields, referees, trainers, insurance, league operations)
  • Print & sign the “Participation Waiver & Medical Release Form” located on the Wando Rugby Team App or WandoRugby.com. Do not print or sign the form on USA Rugby (because we have our own version of the form)
  • Give signed form to Coach Steve at practice

 

Player Dues

  • All players must pay $50 Player Dues every year
  • Dues are payable via the Team App (see below). This is the preferred method of payment for easy tracking.
  • Dues are also payable via check payable to Wando Rugby. Give checks to one of the coaches.
  • The dues fee covers Wando Rugby team costs such as balls, uniforms, supplies, Awards Banquet, etc.

 

Equipment Needed

  • Players must purchase the following from Cambria Sports in Mt. Pleasant:
    • Wando Rugby practice jersey
    • Wando Rugby shorts
    • Wando Rugby socks
    • Wando Rugby warm-up jacket and pants
  • Other equipment needed:
    • Cleats (either rugby or soccer style, but football cleats are not allowed)
    • Mouth guard
    • Padded rugby undershirts are optional
    • The above items are available at Cambria Sports or via other online retailers

Practices

  • Cario Middle School – Tue & Thu from 4:30pm-6:30pm from Oct 26 thru May
  • No practice during Thanksgiving week, two Christmas weeks & Spring Break week
  • Bring rugby shorts, practice jersey, cleats, mouth guard & water to every practice

 

Matches

  • Fridays evenings or Saturday (depending on location and opponent)
  • Home games are at Cario Middle School
  • Roughly an 8 game schedule from Jan to May against teams from around the state
  • Admission is $3 per person (each player receives 3 free tickets for home games). Students are $2.

 

Communications

 

  • Facebook
    • Our private Wando Rugby group provides casual information between players and parents such as ride sharing, common questions, photos, etc.
    • Simply search for Wando Rugby & request to join

 

  • Team App
    • The “Team App” is a simple, small, easy to use app that all players & parents must install on their phones
    • All team announcements, player selections & online payments are done via the Team App
    • This includes practice cancellation, game locations, and other important information
    • YOU MUST INSTALL THE APP ON YOUR PHONE

 

Team App Instructions:

  • Download & install the app called Team App on your phone via either the App Store or Google Play
  • After the installation is complete, open the Team App and click Sign-Up
  • Enter your personal information, including your email address & password, to create your account
  • The Team App will send you an email. Go to your email app, open the email and click Confirm
  • Go back to the Team App, and click Log in using your email address and password
  • On the top right corner of the Team App, click SEARCH
  • Enter Wando Rugby
  • Select Wando Rugby
  • Click Become a member of this team
  • Select Players or Parents as your Access Group (select the proper group)
  • Click Continue
  • Answer the questions
  • PLAYERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR:
    • Phone Number
    • Address
    • Emergency Contact Info
    • Do not fill in your occupation or employer (these are default fields but not needed)
  • Parents do not provide your age, emergency contact info, occupation or employer
  • Once you complete the above, you must Enable Push Notifications by going to the Settings à Notifications tabs

 

 

Wando Rugby Player Info Packet & Form

This info is on the website, but here is the PDF in case you want to download and print out a copy

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