Maverick 2011 Fall Practices

The Maverick Youth Team will practice with the Men's side at Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie. Practices run from 7:00 to 9:00PM every Tuesday and Thursday, weather permitting(GP Parks make the call on this). Please bring rugby jersey, rugby shorts and a mouthpiece as well as drinking water and bug spray.

The North Texas HS teams do not hold a Fall season, but there are a few Fall 7s tournaments held in the North Dallas area. Those who wish to participate in those tournaments should contact Mr. Kelly about details. The dates and locations should be on the Maverick schedule as soon as they become available.

In the mean time, all High School Ruggers are encouraged to practice with the men on Tuesdays and Thursdays to improve skills and talent levels. Personal coaching for new players will be available.

When the Welsh Ruled World Rugby

Brian Lloyd, is one of, if not he best coach the Maverick men have ever had. Being the fine Welshman he is, he has shared some of the absolute best rugby footage of all time. Watch this incredible team work and amazing tries by the Welsh international team from the 1970's. Yes, the 70's.

June 11 Plano 7s Tournament

Plano Rugby Club is hosting a Youth 7s Tournament at the Las Colinas Polo Club located on 600 E. Royal Lane, Irving TX.

As the Mavericks probably do not have enough in any age bracket to make a complete team, we will participate in the U17/19 Barbarians side. Younger ages can fill in with other teams.

Make sure you bring plenty of ice, water and towels. It's gonna be hot!

Match Schedule Field 1 (Full size) U19/17

Group 1 U19/17 Round Robin
Plano A
Alliance B
Barbarians (Coppell/Mavericks/Panthers)

Group 2 U19/17 Round Robin
Alliance A
Plano B

Field 1: (U19/17)
9:00 Plano A v Alliance B
9:25 Alliance A v Allen
9:50 Alliance B v Barbarians
10:15 Plano B v Allen
10:40 Plano A v Barbarians
11:05 Alliance A v Plano B
11:30 5th place
0-2 Group1 v 0-2 Group 2
12:00 3rd place
1-1 Group 1 v 1-1 Group 2
12:30 1st place
2-0 Group 1 v 2-0 Group 2

Match Schedule Field 2 (U15s, U13s, U11s)
9:15 Plano U15 v Richardson U15
9:45 Plano U13 v Alliance U13
10:15 Plano U15 v Alliance U15
10:45 Alliance U13 v Richardson U13
11:15 Richardson U15 v Alliance U15
11:45 Plano U13 v Richardson U13
12:15 Plano U11 v Alliance U11 (note – one match only but halves will be longer)

Match Schedule Field 3
11:00 am U9s (If enough players)

Harlequin Cup 7s

The Dallas Harlequins are excited to be hosting a High School bracket in our Harlequin Cup Sevens Tournament. Also, they are hosting the Western Rugby 7's Qualifier that day as well. So, you get to watch of the best 7's teams (some of the USA 7's players) in the region. The event is going to be host in Irving Texas at Trinity View Park. They have enough space to run 6 pitches and can handle a large a bracket. Take a look at the flyer(click the Download button just below). $75 per team for the early bird.

Episcopal School of Dallas Hosts Youth 7s Games

ESD will be hosting what hopes to be a great event for youth rugby 7's. So far, there are age group teams from the following :

Richardson U13,U15
Alliance U11 U13
Plano TBD

John Shafto indicated that he had one referee committed as of yesterday. Assuming all this is correct, we plan on starting at 9AM . At that time we can decide who plays whom and when. The ESD campus is located on Midway Rd. at Merrill Rd. between Walnut Hill Ln. and Royal Ln. in Dallas. Troutt Field is adjacent to Midway. It is very easy to find.

Episcopal School of Dallas

After the games, we have informally planned to gather at Ball's Hamburgers, just a mile or so south of the campus on Midway Rd. at NW Highway.

ESD Summer 7's Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 AM Arrival and Warm up
8:30 AM Coaches/Referee Meeting
8:45AM U9 touch match?
9:00 AM ESD vs Plano U11
9:25 AM Alliance vs Richardson U13
9:50 AM U15 match ?
10: 15AM ESD vs Alliance U11
10:40 AM Plano vs Alliance U13
11:05 AM Alliance vs Plano U11
11:30AM Richardson vs Plano U13
11: 55 AM U11 Final *
12: 20 U13 Final *
1PM Lunch at Ball's Hamburgers ( Midway @ N.W. Highway)

Mavericks Host Youth Tournament 5/14

The Mavericks are hosting a youth tournament and rugby clinic for all ages at our game pitch (map link on the menu to your right) Saturday 5/14. It looks like we may be having a cookout. Maverick HS guys not going to Houston are encouraged to come out and play some games or just help run the tournament.

Here's the ad from Life is Grand Summer Schedule from Grand Prairie's Parks and Rec Department.

There is the plan for this Saturday's friendly tournament in Grand Prairie. Please email John Kurylas ( to let him know if you are coming.

Also, if you have any girls please have them come at 1:30pm. We will have a short clinic and discuss creating a NTX Team to play in a TOLA tournament and the State Championship. The Woodlands will have a team for State.


8:00 Set-up/Warm-Up

9:00am to 12:00 - U9, U11, U13, & U15 play their games.

12:00 - 2:00pm - Boys U17/19 round robin 7s or barbarian matches

2:00 - 5:00pm - Girls NTX HP Practice (or extend boys round robin time if needed)

5:00pm Pack-up & go home.

Important Notes

· There is plenty of space in the park for teams to individually warm up or run specific preparatory drills.

· We will have water available, but please bring your own. There are no convenient locations for water refill.

Texas High Performance Camp This Weekend May 14 & 15

For those who are trying out for Texas.

Congratulations on making it to the next round for the Rugby Texas High Performance selection camp at Sam Houston University Sat May 14th and Sunday May 15th.

All players are required to reply to this message (please do not reply all) to RSVP that you will be attending this camp on Sat May 14th to - please reply YES or NO.

If YES we will require the following information when you RSVP:

1) Name 2) Phone # 3) Email address 4) Club: 5) Date of Birth 6) CIPP number listed on USA Rugby rosters

If NO we will need the following information when you reply:

1) Name 2) reason

Please note due to the cancellation of the 1st annual Rugby Texas Academy Shootout last weekend in Austin - we are changing the format for this next Rugby Texas HP camp - all academy players are invited to attend on Sat May 14th we will begin the morning with all players splitting up into equal teams and scrimmaging to allow the coaches to see all players in game situations - Note: the coaches will let some players go home after the scrimmages as not all players will be asked to stay over night - but come prepared in case you are choosen to move forward:

Details for the Camp is as follows:

When: Sat May 14th and May 15th Where: Sam Houston University - (fields across for the University Hotel) - 1610 Bobby K Marks - Huntsville, Texas 77341


Sign up: 9 am

Scrimmages start: 10 am to 2 PM

Lunch will be served: 2 to 3 PM to all players

Players cut: 3 to 4 PM

4 to 6 PM - players remaining coaches to advise

7 PM - Dinner

8:30 Pm - Team meeting

10:00 Pm - lights out

Cost: $10 per player

PLUS - Additional Cost: $50 per player choosen to stay over night

Note: All players choosen to stay overnight - the $50 fee will cover your Hotel, Dinner, Breakfast, etc...All players should plan on staying over night just in case so come prepared:

Things to bring:

Rugby shorts Rugby Jersey Mouth Piece Water Boots Tape Wrap Misc equipment you need

Great Attitude and ready to work......

For all players choosen to move forward from the Sat camp and staying over night the Sunday Schedule will be:

Sunday May 15th:

6:30 AM - Breakfast

7:30 to 9:30 AM:

Forwards - scrum and lineout (introducing the RT HP system) Backs - back skills and backline moves (introducing the RT HP system)

9:30 AM - Break

9:45 to 11:30 AM:

Cat, Bat, Rat and development of team pattern

11:30 - team return to Hotel for announcement of final squads - U17 and U19

12:00 PM - Final squads announced by the coaches / final gathering of information required by team managers



If any questions please contact:

John Shafto - 214-673-7367

Rick Marshall - 281-389-9620

Please reply to:

Hope to see everyone this weekend...

Rattlers Trip to Austin CANCELED!

The North Texas Rattlers trip to Austin has been canceled this weekend, May 7.

The head coach sent out the announcement Friday afternoon. This is extremely disappointing news for those players who were invited and had planned on going. Low numbers at Wednesday's practice and low commitment numbers for the weekend, along with Mothers Day, etc., forced this difficult decision.

Those players who committed themselves to this weekend should be recognized. They are Chris Merimon, Christopher Kelly and Lorenzon Marconi. Be assured that none are more disapointed than these three. Other Mavericks were invited to attend the practice and tournament but could not fulfill the commitment.

The next All Star related event is the Texas Camp to be held at Sam Houston State University. See the schedule for dates, etc.

Any event changes will be posted here. Stay tuned!

North Texas Rattlers Practice 5/4

The North Texas Rattlers All-Star Practice will be held this Wednesday, 5/4, from 6-8:00PM at the Las Colinas Polo Club at 600 E. Royal Lane, Irving TX.

Rattlers are the North Texas All Star team. There are 3 teams U19 ( '92 & '93 ), U17 ( '94 and 95 ) and U-15 (96 and younger)

All Rattlers teams – U-19, U-17 and U-15 will be playing in Austin this Saturday 5/7!.

May 7th – Rattlers vs. Stormer's & Cyclones - U19 & 17 & 15 – Burr Field - Austin

Big Day April 30

As you can see from the earlier post, we have the our big volunteer event, 7:30AM, Saturday morning, April 30th. Everyone is required to show up and help out for the KaBOOM playground event, especially if you have not paid your dues! Free food and drinks, must be present to win.

Afterwards, we are scheduled to play Coppell in a game of 10s or possibly 7s. This is a demonstration event to recruit new players for the summer 7s series. Please bring out friends and family, to assist in the playground build and give rugby a shot. This is an unofficial, non-CIPP event and is not associated with TYRA in anyway, thus your dues will not have to be paid to participate.

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