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Concussion Education

Concussions are a hot topic in the media and in the world of sports; with all involved trying to better understand the signs/symptoms and risks associated with a concussion. In an attempt to better educate players, parents and coaches about concussions the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) has partnered with Sport Safety International to offer a free online educational series titled Concussion Wise.

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Proper tackle

Baseline Concussion Testing for all EPRU Athletes

For the past few years the term concussion has been a buzz word throughout the sports world gaining much attention.  While concussions are not new to sports - how we identify, treat and manage them has changed dramatically. ImPact Concussion testing is an online testing program that tests an athletes memory and reaction time.

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EPRU Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meeting - Feb 6

The EPRU Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza in the Independence South room, 3 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA.

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EPRU 7s Rugby Camp January 2012

EPRU High School Boys hold first ever 7s Camp

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, 41 EPRU players representing 13 teams met at the University of Delaware Field House for a Rugby 7s Camp. The camp combined the introduction of all aspects of 7s rugby as well as fitness testing.

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Level 1 Referee Certification Courses February 11 - 2 locations in EPRU

Level I Referee Certification Courses

The EPRRS will be conducting two Level I Referee Certification Course on Saturday, February 11th at 11:30  -- Weather Permitting.  Courses will be located in both Eastern (Allentown) and Western (Camp Hill) locations for your convenience.

The "Eastern" course will take place at the Troxell Building of the Allentown School District (2219 North Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown PA 18104-9665).

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Coaching session

USA Rugby Coaching Certification Courses - Feb 4-5, 2012, Phoenixville

Get your required certification at a course in the EPRU. Remember that all previous CAP certifications expired in August 2010 so you must take a new CDP course.  If you have taken a CDP course in 2008 or prior, your certification has also expired UNLESS you took a CEU course (such as Luke Gross's Lineout Clinic) which extends your certification expiration.  

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USA 15s Coach Al Caravelli at the 2011 MARFU Testing Camp

January 21 EPRU High School/U19 Boys 7s Individual Testing & Development Camp

The rugby athlete must train and develop unique skills for 7s, be able to make the right decisions in the open field and under pressure and learn to use space. Since 7s is played on the same sized field as 15s, there's more room. This camp will emphasize developing the skills necessary to compete at a high level in the game of 7s rugby.

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Indoor High School Rugby Clinics - Lafayette College - Jan 29 & Feb 5

Lafayette College Rugby will host two indoor High School Rugby Clinics on two consecutive Sundays, January 29th and February 5th. Each clinic will include a warm up, rugby games, skills, drills and a video presentation.

Hosted by Lafayette College Men’s Rugby            

Ages 15 to 19
Only $10 per session.

Dates: 1st session Sunday January 29, 2012      2:30 to 8:00/ Registration @ 2:30
            2nd session Sunday February 5, 2012     2:30 to 8:00/Registration @ 2:30

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grey wolf

Media hosts the annual CANIS LUPUS Winter 7s

Media hosts the 20th annual CANIS LUPUS Winter 7's Tournament this Saturday, January 14.

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Introducing 7s to the EPRU Boys All-Star Program

As announced at the December Coaches Meeting, the EPRU Boys All Star (also known as Select Side) program will be introducing 7’s in its 2012 program. The first step of this effort will be a Boys EPRU 7’s Camp on Saturday, January 21st at the University of Delaware. It will start at 5:00pm and conclude at 10:15pm.

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Hope Rogers, South Penn Girls

Hope Rogers, South Penn Girls, is Higgins Scholarship Recipient

Hope Rogers was introduced to the sport of rugby in 2009 with the South Penn Girls U19 team. Although just a sophomore, Hope immediately found her game. She scored four tries and kicked three conversions during her first season and received the team’s Rookie of the Year Award.

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USA Rugby Coaching Certification Courses, January 21-22, 2012, Kutztown U

Get your required certification at a course in the EPRU. Remember that all previous CAP certifications expired in August 2010 so you must take a new CDP course. If you have taken a CDP course in 2008 or prior, your certification has also expired UNLESS you took a CEU course (such as Luke Gross's Lineout Clinic) which extends your certification expiration.

You can check your current certification standing at the USA Rugby website - www.usarugby.org - Click on Coach the Game on the left side menu.

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Tim Acker, Kutztown, Junior, Doylestown, Pa.

National Team, All-American Coaches Select USA Rugby College Sevens All-Tournament Team

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby national team selectors have named the USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s College Sevens National Championship All-Tournament team.

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KU Rugby

Kutztown Finishes 4th at the USA Rugby National 7s Championships

Kutztown Rugby competed on the national stage on Friday and Saturday December 16th,17th, on the campus of Texas A&M at the USA Rugby Collegiate National 7s Championships. KU defeated Florida State, Florida and UC Davis Friday in pool play and then defeated Tennessee in the Cup Quarter Finals Saturday before losing in the Semis.

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December 7th - MANDATORY HS Coaches Meeting (Boys & Girls)

Mandatory HS Coaches Meeting (Boys & Girls) to be held at the Crowne Plaza-Valley Forge Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA promptly at 7:00pm in the Independence South Ballroom. All Boys and Girls High School/Under 19 coaches MUST attend. Boys and Girls teams must have a separate representative. Non-attendance by any team will result in a $100 fine. Prospective new teams for Spring 2012 should send a coach or team representative. Everyone should arrive by 6:45 pm so the meeting can start promptly at 7:00 pm.

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NSCRO's Top 20 Division 3 Women's Collegiate Teams

NSCRO has just released its final rankings for the Top 20 Division 3 Women's Collegiate Teams. The list includes 3 teams from the EPRU, #2 Lock Haven University, #9 Millersville University and #18 Lafayette College.

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Registration Now Open for 2012 Youth Development Conference, Atlanta, GA

USA Rugby is extremely excited to announce that registration for the 2012 Youth Development Conference is now open! This conference welcomes coaches, referees, and administrators from all over the country to participate in professional development opportunities focused on growing youth and high school rugby.

Who - Anyone interested in learning about current youth and high school best practices and new USA Rugby initiatives for 2012

Where - Atlanta, Georgia

When - January 27th-29th

Cost*

Early Bird (Now until January 8th): $100

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East Stroudsburg University 27-7 over The College of New Jersey

2011 Men's Collegiate Final Results

On November 19th, the 2011 Men's Collegiate Finals wrapped up a fantastic season. In Division I Shippensburg University beat St. Josephs University 36-24 to take the Founders Cup and advance to the Sweet 16. East Stroudsburg, Lafayette, Rowan and Lock Haven both won in DII and DIII action.

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Villanova Rugby

Nov 18 - Friday Night Lights - Rugby Style

Lafayette v. Villanova in rugby playoff match this Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm. While the hearts of the majority of Lafayette football fans will be set on Saturday's renewal of the nation's oldest football rivalry on Saturday with Lehigh, there is a group of athletes who will be playing for Leopard honor on Friday night at Fisher field.

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Media Rugby U13

Media Youth Wolfpack U13

Media Youth Rugby (MYRFC) Wolfpack, an affiliate of Media RFC, is recruiting students for the new U13 team forming now. No experience necessary. Organizational meeting coming soon. COACHES NEEDED!  

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