There are a number of events this weekend as we approach the opening of or tackle rugby schedule and the upcoming Rookie Rugby season.
First off, for the High School Boys teams (both Freshman/Sophomore and Varsity) there is training Saturday morning 3/21 from 10:00-12:00 at Norwood Park, 5801 N Natoma Ave, in preparation for our first game on 5/2 against Chicago Hope Academy (4:30 kickoff). Our HS Girls are also welcome to attend, but will train separately (tackle) from the HS Boys.
The following day, Sunday, 3/22, there is training for all of our tackle teams (MS, HSB, and HSG) from 2:00-4:00 at Altgeld Park, 515 S Washtenaw Ave.
Earlier in the day, also on Sunday 3/22, there is a coach’s training session led by John Robinson and Tom Peroulas at Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy, 3645 W. Chicago Ave, at 9:00.
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend. Dress for the weather, bring your mouth guards, water bottle, and cleats.
While we try to finalize training times and locations for our Middle School and High School Girls players, there is a training opportunity for our HS Boys at Norwood Park today and Wednesday (4/16, 4/18) from 4:00-6:00, and Saturday 4/21 from 10:00-12:00. Norwood Park is located at 5801 N Natoma Ave Chicago, IL 60631. Look for Coach Brian Hayes. If you cannot find them, send a text to the club number at 773-270-1314 and we’ll get right back to you. Take your cleats, mouth guard, and water bottle.
Mark your calendars – 2015 Rookie Rugby (non-contact) Opening Day will be April 12th. CPS families please note that April 12th is the last day of Spring Break.
Rookie Rugby, which is non-contact, begins on April 12th.
Ages 4-6 will be 1:00 – 2:00
All Other Ages will be 1:00 – 2:30
Revere Park, 2509 W Irving Park Rd
Training will be outdoors at Altgeld Park from 2:00-4:00. Dress in layers and bring a mouth guard.
But training will again be at Mt. Carmel this Sunday, March 8, from 3:00-5:00. Altgeld Park still has 2-3 inches of standing snow on the artificial turf. If the weather holds as forecast for the following week, we hope to be outside at Altgeld Park on March 15 – make sure you bring your mouth guard. If you have yet to register, you must do so in order to be CIPP covered.
Training for the Wapiti tackle squads (MS, HS Boys, and HS Girls) will continue on Sundays from 3:00-5:00 at Mt. Carmel, 6410 S. Dante, from 3:00-5:00 until further notice.
At Mount Carmel High School Cacciatore Center, 6410 S. Dante from 3-5 PM for all tackle squad players (Middle School, High School Girls, and High School Boys). Date has been added to the calendar. Bring gym shoes, workout gear, and a water bottle.
Superbowl Sunday? Pass. Snow? No Thanks!
This brings us to Sunday, Feb 15th to initiate training at Altgeld Park. All players, Middle School, High School Boys, and High School Girls will gather at Altgeld Park at 2:00 for a training run. Length of training will be determined by the weather. If it is below 32 degrees, training will be for one hour; 32-45 degrees, an hour and a half; over 45 degrees, two hours.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-270-1314 with any questions.
Tackle Rugby Training Begins January 25th
The tackle rugby program is for girls and boys in 5th grade and older. Training sessions will begin on Sunday, January 25th and will be three days per week.
Rookie Rugby Opening Day April 12th
The Rookie Rugby program is USA Rugby’s non-contact version of the game. It is the first step in USA Rugby’s player pathway, introducing the newest Olympic sport in a fun, safe way for girls and boys of all ages.