2nd High Performance Academy at Jesuit 4/15

The 2nd North Texas High Performance Academy school will be held at Dallas Jesuit, Sunday 4/15 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Players should be at Jesuit's football field to check/register at 9:30 and dressed, ready to start at 10am sharp. Please have them bring water bottles, mouth pieces and a jersey. The school is open to all High School players. We hope to put together a full U17 side and a full U19 side from North Texas for the May 12 tournament in Austin.

To be considered for an opportunity to represent Texas U17 or U19, the player must attend the High Performance camps. Please encourage your better players to attend, as well as those desiring to improve. Though we had many fine eager athletes at the last school, not all teams' best players were in attendance.

Coaches and parents are more than welcome to attend. If interested in assisting, please contact me well ahead of time.

Announcements concerning the Academy schools in North Texas will be made on the Maverick Youth Rugby web site – here. Schedule of NTX HP Events. Coaches and players are encourage to join on FaceBook - www.facebook.com/groups/115007201956294/

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 (john.kurylas@ericsson.com) 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.

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Fall 7s Series is ON!

The Fall 7s Series is on and we will be putting in teams for the tournaments. Midlothian has a crew of about 10 very good athletes just itching to play. The current part time Maverick ruggers can fill in the gaps with experience and skill to put out an extremely competitive team.

If you are new or are from Midlothian, here's what you need to do. First sign up to email notifications on the web site. There's a "Subscribe" box on the right hand side. Put in your email address.

Next, get CIPP'ed. That is, register with USA Rugby. This will last you through the Spring and Summer seasons. There are instructions under the "Dues/Registration" menu link, on the top right hand side of the site. For ease of paperwork, register under the HS (U19) and Grand Prairie Mavericks High School – RFC (Club). We get none of this money, it all goes to some other governing entities.

After that, show up to the men's practice on Tuesday and Thursdays. If we have enough dudes, we'll hold a separate youth practice. We'll still run some drills with the men though. Good stuff there.

This weekend there will be a tournament in Frisco. Allen will have 2 or 3 teams and Plano will have 2 teams. If you show up you can play with one of those teams. Otherwise, we are shooting for next Saturday 10/23.

Tentative Schedule

  • Oct 16 – First weekend of "real" games. Frisco
  • Oct 23 – Jesuit probably won't play because of Homecoming
  • Oct 30 – San Antonio tourney. Participation optional. Teams that do not travel might play here.
  • 11/6 - Play at LCPC?
  • 11/13 - Play at LCPC?
  • 11/20 - Venue TBD
  • 11/27 – Nothing because of Thanksgiving
  • 12/4 – Allen wants to host a Tourney


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Exhibition Game Sunday June 27 - Las Colinas Polo Grounds

Plano Rugby has a new home field, Las Colinas Polo Club at 600 E. Royal Lane, Irving TX. They have requested a Barbarian style (mixed players from other teams) exhibition match for their new sponsor and pitch starting at 5:30, Sunday June 27. The Mavericks, being fine gentlemen and supporters of rugby, have graciously offered players for this event. It is strictly voluntary and should be lots of fun. We already have several committed and are looking for more. All are welcome, just communicate your intentions to Mr. Kelly and show up at 4:30 to the polo grounds.

This complex is 24 acres of beautifully manicured natural grass, which will be able to host on multiple fields for future events, including the NTX 7s Series Tournaments on both July 10 & 24.

Schedule of events for this Sunday, June 27th:

1. 4:30 pm - Arrive at Las Colinas Polo Club
2. 5:15pm - Play exhibition 15s match for the Polo Club Patrons
3. Immediately following rugby match there will be an Australian horse acrobatic team performing.
4. Immediately following the Australian horse acrobatic team the Las Colinas Polo Club will take to the field for their polo match.
5. All family members are encouraged to come.
6. It is BYO, tailgating is allowed, concessions & wet bar are available.

USRFF Accepting Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Applications

There are partial scholarships for Rugby out there!

Tthe United States Rugby Football Foundation is pleased to announce the third year of the Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Program. Last fall, the USRFF awarded seven $1,000 Kevin Higgins College Scholarships to deserving high school seniors who went on to play rugby in college. This year, the USRFF will once again provide up to 10 Higgins Scholarships. These independent scholarships are open to all graduating high school rugby players in the US who will be pursuing their rugby career while continuing their education at the collegiate level. (read more...)

Last year Ryan Bachman of Alliance won one of the scholarships. (read about Ryan...)

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