The youth rugby clinic on Saturday was a huge success!!! The final numbers on the day were 21 returning ruggers and 48 new participants to the sport or club! That is SUPER AWESOME! We are very excited!
I want to thank all the families who took the time to give it a shot and get their kids out there. So far I’ve only heard super positive reactions and a ton of the new players that plan on joining the club! Also, I want to thank all the coaches and volunteers from the Mighty Oaks Men’s club as well as the Knotty Oaks Women’s club that assisted and made the clinic a huge success!!
With that said, we start practice this week, and can’t wait to see all the new faces and all the returners that couldn’t make it out this past weekend!
Here is the news and update for this week:
PRACTICE SCHEDULE – Wednesday and Thursday 3:30-5:00pm. (this will be the seasons practice schedule moving forward for the whole season, unless otherwise notified)
LOCATION – E 20th St Park. – we will be located at the north end of the park, just past the tennis courts. (please note, our back up field in case of rain or field conditions is always Bidwell Jr. High School)
WHAT TO BRING – please be sure to have your rugger wear their boots – AKA cleats. It will make practice much better for them. Also, have your rugger start getting in the habit of bringing their mouth pieces. While there will NOT be contact until the kids get registered and, more important, the coaches feel they are ready, it’s a good habit to get in to.
AGE GROUPS/TEAMS BEGINNING PRACTICE THIS WEEK – White Oaks (U-10), Gray Oaks (U-12), Red Oak Boys (middle school boys) and Wild Oaks Middle School Girls.
BLACK OAK BOYS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM – we are not scheduling “official” practices until January. However, if there is enough interest from the players, we would love to get them out to play “touch” and start getting their legs underneath them and ball in hand. FAVOR – please ask your rugger if they would be interested in beginning to play touch? It would be a great opportunity to get all the new people out to start getting an understanding of the laws as well. Please email me back with their response so we can plan. I look forward to hearing back from you all by Wednesday of this week!
REGISTRATION – I should be getting the registration link in the next day or two, so be on the lookout for that.
MATCH SCHEDULE – As I mentioned to those who attended Saturday, the first match for the White, Gray and Red Oaks will be on Saturday January the 15th. I’m unsure of where we will be playing at on that day.
PARK CLEANUP – Also as mentioned Saturday, we are trying to secure a parks clean up on Saturday January 8th. More info to come as we hear back!
RECRUITING – we are always looking for new players! Please reach out to your friends and pass the word!
I think that’s it for now. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out anytime!