2016 Boys 7th & 8th Grade State Champions Photo by Maria Valenciano
2016 Boys JV State Champions Photo by Maria Valenciano
2016 Boys Var State Champions Photo by Maria Valenciano
Rainier Highlanders swept the day winning all three divisions on Saturday May 21st at a beautiful but very windy Central Washington University field.
Rainier Highlanders 7th/8th Graders over Budd Bay 14-5
Rainier Highlanders JV over Eastside Lions 31-10
Rainier Highlanders D1 Var over Liberty Patriots 25-15
Tacoma Tsunami D2 Var
Kent Crusader Girls Var over Rainier Highlanders 56-0
Rainier Junior Rugby Girls 6th-8th Grade Summer Program
We are excited to invite you to an inexpensive and low commitment seven week summer program which will include four core skill introduction practices followed by five week night Jamborees. All practices and Jamborees will be held in the Auburn area. There are no school district boundaries affiliated with this program and any female currently in Grades 6-8 are eligible to participate.
All participants will be provided instruction in the necessary core skills to participate in a modified version of the normal game. Scrums and lineouts are eliminated but tackling, running, passing and kicking skills are included to maximize the exposure to the primary elements of the normal game. This version will involve full contact and players will be tackled and expected to tackle others.
Teams will be selected after the four preliminary practices to ensure we have a good balance of players on each team. The teams are likely to have at least one current Rainer player and will be limited in size to 7 or less. Teams will be coached by Rainier Coaches and former players.
Athletes who play other sports that will be out of season during this period or have the flexibility in their schedules to do both are encouraged to come out and try the fastest growing sport in the country and the newest sport in the Rio Olympics.
Practices will commence the week of July 11th and continue twice a week in the evening until July 21st.
Game nights will commence on Monday 7/25 from 7pm-9 pm at Auburn Riverside HS Sports Turf Football Field. Game nights will continue 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 & 8/22.
All participants will receive mandatory membership to USA Rugby and a Uniform Jersey to keep.
Current Player who played spring 2016 - $20
New Player to Rugby $45
Forms of payment include cash, check or credit card.
More Information Needed
Please email Coach Andy email@example.com and provide the following information
Online Registration Sign up - Available at www.rainierjuniorrugby.com look for the green registration
We look forward to all divisions and levels encouraging participation in this year's Summer 7s Series.
There will be scheduled matches for Girls Varsity levels, Boys 7/8, JV and Varsity level as well. We will be scheduling time slots between matches for our youth participants; to include 1st-4th (non-contact) and 5th/6th. These can be motley games so all can participate.
The schedule looks like this…..
July 10th – Chuckanut tournament. This is a Sunday and understandably all clubs may not be able to field a team; however all clubs are encouraged and invited to participate. This weekend will not count towards points in the series.
The Summer 7 series will be three Saturdays this year, July 30th at Orting Lions Community Park - 19725 Orville Road East Orting 98360, August 6th, Cedar Heights Middle School - 19640 SE 272nd St, Kent, WA 98042 , and August 13th, Regional Athletic Complex - 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513
Didn't play in the Spring but will in the Summer, register here and NOW! Click on the picture and it will take you the the registration page.
Excited to play Summer Sevens! Ready to sign-up and be part of the fun! Don't know if you registered and paid already?
If your player is in 1st thru 8th grade and they played in the Spring Season, they are eligible to play Summer Sevens already!!! The grade level of your player for the summer is the same of what they are in right now.
RugbyWA has also signed a sponsorship agreement with World Rugby Shop. WRS is able to set up a team store for each of your clubs. Apparel can be printed with your team logo and your club will receive and annual 10% rebate check. Ask your coach or manager for your store so you can represent. Buy only 1 item and have it printed with your team logo!
These are kids, your kids, and your friend's kids
This is just a game. These are teaching moments.
All of the coaches and assistant coaches are volunteers.
The Refs are human and have kids of their own. They get it.
We are always looking for new refs and would be happy to have you sign up and take the course.
This is not Six Nations, The World Cup, The Olympics or The Super Bowl. It's just a game. Please be Respectful of the players, the refs and the game.
Practice and camp dates have been set for players wanting to be considered for the Girls Loggers team. We will be selecting about 50 girls for the Varsity and JV teams to play in the Great Northwest Challenge in June in Corvallis, Or.
The practices will all be at the Magnuson Park Rugby Pitch in Seattle are are each 2 hours in length. Please communicate with Sharon or Carly if you are unable to get to a practice because of school or family commitments. This communication lets them know you are very interested and want every consideration for the team.
Next Camp will be Saturday April 30 from 12-2. Check this calendar and join the Facebook group for all up-to-the minute Girls Loggers information and messages.
Hannah S, Teulia T, Telikai M, Gracie S, Nadine A, Hepisipa O, Alexa V Not shown Jessica M, and Martina L
These are the first year players in our newly formed 7th and 8th grade girls team. Credit Andy Ramsay for taking the lead in getting the girls together from a couple of squads and all the parents and girls for wanting this to happen. They drive down every weekend to play in the Rugby Oregon girls league and are 2-0!
Thank you's to Andy and the Parents to make this happen for them.
Vance Hill of the Eastside Lions is committed to rugby and the growth of RugbyWA. He has pledged $15,000 over 3 years and 10% of his sellers commission from referrals made thru RugbYWA. Thinking of buying or selling, call Vance Hill at Remax.
In general, RugbyWA eligibility rules follow those of USA Rugby with some local variations. Please see the full Eligibility Policy document below as well as the Eligibility Waiver Application.
As we continue to move toward more acceptance by the local schools to gain school-based team status, we are also changing the way we register our players by considering their grade level of instead of their birthday and year. This is more in-keeping with the way the schools think and talk about their students and athletes, making us less weird.
The 2015-2016 School year registration for RugbyWa will open September 1, 2015.
Students going into 1st and 2nd grade, 6 -8 years old, previously the U-9 teams, will play in Jamborees. These are team sponsored matches where all kids in that age group come together, to play rugby. They are coach reffed with coaching happening on field of play. All boys and girls are welcome and matches will be played so every player gets maximum playing time. These Jamborees are usually followed by a potluck.
Students going into 3rd and 4th grade, 8-10 years old, previously the U-11 teams, will also be part of the Jamboree scheduling.
Students going into 5th and 6th grades, 10-12 years old, previously the U-13 teams will have scheduled games but scores will not be recorded or kept as league play. These are the early development teams and the importance is on skill acquisition, sportsmanship, fitness and safety.
Students going into 7th and 8th grade, 12-14 years old, previously the U15's, will have scheduled and refereed matches using USAR rules for time and discipline. These teams are considered league play and will follow the path for play-offs and state championship tournaments.
Students going into 9th and 10th grade, 14-16 years old, previously the U-17's will be called Junior Varsity, JV. These, too, will be refereed matches and follow the path for play-offs and state championships.
Students going into 11th and 12th grade, 16-19 years old. previously the U19's will be called Varsity. Also refereed and will follow the path to play-offs and state championships