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2017-2018 Season overview

By Rob, 08/31/17, 8:00PM MST

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Calendar and important dates for the 2017-2018 Rugby Arizona season

 

Fall 7s Season for Youth and HS Boys & HS Girls

  • Fall 7s season:  Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18.
    • Nov 4 - Benedict Park. Youth 4-6pm, HS/U16 6-10pm.
    • Nov 11 – Saturday daytime at Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, with Pac7s tournament.
    • Nov 18 - Pecos Park. Youth 4-6pm, HS/U16 6-10pm
  • Dec 2: Arizona Rugby Festival (run by ARU) - 7s matches for U8, U10, U12, U14 in tackle & touch.
  • Dec 9:  Roadrunner 7s HS/U16 Invitational for Boys & Girls  (details here - Roadrunner7s)

 

Spring 7s Season for Youth & HS Girls (7 weeks total)

  • Jan 13 – Feb 24: League Season
    • 5 weeks of home and away
    • Semi Finals on Feb 17
    • Finals on Feb 24

 

Spring 15s Season for HS & U16 Boys (15 calendar weeks total)

  • Jan 13: Mixed scrimmage in Phoenix at WSC
  • Jan 20 – April 21: League season.
    • 8 matches over 10 weeks of home and away (Jan 20-Apr 7).
    • Mar 3 - bye for Las Vegas 7s
    • Mar 31 – bye for Easter weekend
    • Semi Finals on April 14 for HS and U16.
    • HS Finals on April 21
  • April 28:  North vs South All-Stars match
    • Rotating up to Phoenix (hosted by ASU or GCU, tbd)

 

Bobcats All-Stars Program Highlights

  • EIRA Camp in Phoenix:  Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10.   $120 participation cost.
  • Bobcats Winter Camp in Phoenix:  Dec 2, Dec 16.
  • 7s:  Las Vegas LVI = March 1-3, 2018
  • 7s:  Albuquerque Celtic – late May
  • 15s: Denver RCT - mid June
  • 7s:  Potentially California State Games, NAI 7s (Utah) or Victoria 7s (B.C. Canada) over July-Aug

 

Education/Certification Dates

  • Level 1 Referee Clinics - Sept 3 at ASU; Oct 6 at Flagstaff.
  • Coaching 7s - Sept 30 in Phoenix.  (click here for info and registration)
  • Strength & Conditioning Course – Oct 1 in Phoenix
  • Level 200 Coaching Clinic – Nov/Dec TBD
  • Level 300 Coaching Clinic potentially in Jan/Feb.
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