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Summer Rugby

We are excited to announce our 2017 SUMMER YOUTH RUGBY SESSION!!!

Our 2017 SUMMER SESSION will take place in both Anchorage and Eagle River.

2017 Summer Session Programs:

Coed Rippa Rugby
- U6 (Ages 5-6)
- U9 (Ages 7-9)
- U12 (Ages 10-12)
* 2 Days per Week (Monday/Wednesday)
* $45 (Ages 5-9);  $60 (Ages 10-12)

Tackle Rugby
- U14 (Ages 13-14)
- High School (Ages 15-17)
* 3 Days per Week (Monday/Wednesday/Other)
* $60 (Ages 13-14);  $70 (Ages 15 & Up)

Practice and Match Schedule Details:

AKYRC uses practice sessions during the month of May to provide satisfactory and necessary instruction in rugby skills, conditioning, and tackle drills (if applicable) prior to competitive matches.  

Match Days occur weekly, on Wednesdays, beginning the last week of May and running through the month of June.  When Match Days begin each week, Monday's serve as a practice day at each location.  

Coed Rippa Rugby
May & June
Mondays and Wednesdays
*Matches will be scheduled on Wednesdays starting in late May

Tackle Rugby

U14 & High School Boys
UPDATE:  Rugby 101 Academy Training (Learn the Basics, Essential Rugby Skills)
$20 - Tee provided
RSVP:  akyouthrugby@gmail.com  Provide Tee Size.
Sunday:  April 23, 30
5:30pm - 8pm
Wells Fargo Sports Complex, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Main Gym Floor
Match Play (Teams & Matches)
May & June
*3 days per week

U14 & High School Girls
UPDATE:  Rugby 101 Academy Training (Learn the Basics, Essential Rugby Skills)
$20 - Tee provided
RSVP:  akyouthrugby@gmail.com  Provide Tee Size.
Sunday:  April 23, 30
5:30pm - 8pm
Wells Fargo Sports Complex, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Main Gym Floor
May & June
*2 days per week
Match Play (Teams & Matches)
Tentative:  July
*3 days per week

Times:

- Zones runs practice from 6pm - 8pm (unless otherwise noted)
- Matches run from 6pm - 9pm (unless otherwise noted)

* Plan on practices running approximately 60-75 minutes with coach notification for start time of specific age divisions.
* Matches generally take place on the Delaney Park Strip.  AKYRC will have away games where matches take place in Eagle River or South Anchorage.

Zones:

Parents choose a zone and program that meets family needs and travel time.

South Anchorage Rugby
Goldenview Middle School
15800 Golden View Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516
Contact:  Dr. Rob van Zweeden
Mobile:  480.221.4759
E-mail:  coachrob-gv@akyrc.com

Downtown Anchorage Rugby
Delaney Park Strip
10th Ave. and L St.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact:  Tusi Fa'afetai
Mobile:  907.748.1854

Eagle River Rugby
Gruening Middle School
9601 Lee St.
Eagle River, AK 99577
Contact:  Rob Sackerson
Mobile:  907.242.9012
E-mail:  coachrob-er@akyrc.com

Join us as we help our young athletes continue to grow in their rugby talents and be a part of the fastest growing youth sport in America!

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ALEV KELTER RUGBY CAMP
Saturday, June 3rd
Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds
7:30am - 3pm

Age Divisions
U12 (Ages 10-12)
U14 (Ages 13-14)
High School

Join U.S. Olympic athlete Alev Kelter and friends for a full-day youth and high school age rugby camp at the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds.  Gain valuable rugby skills, strength and conditioning tips, and video analysis to improve your  match play and raise your level of rugby.

Early Bird Special (Valid through Friday, May 5th, 2017)
$50 - Ages 10-12
$80 - Ages 13 and Up
(Sibling Discount - 10%)

After Friday, May 5th, 2017
$75 - Ages 10-12
$125 - Ages 13 and Up
(Sibling Discount - 10%)

Lunch and Camp Tee provided.

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MANGATAINOKA BARBARIANS RUGBY CAMP
Wednesday, July 12th
Delaney Park Strip
6pm - 8pm


Ages 5-12               6 pm - 7 pm
Ages 13 & Up        7 pm - 8 pm

The Mangatainoka Barbarians are a touring side of former New Zealand All Black and Super Rugby professional rugby players.  Join these world class athletes on the Delaney Park Strip and learn the game of rugby from only the best.

Have your boys and girls join arms and stand-up to the Haka!

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DUES & FEES

There are two components of cost to play youth and high school rugby:

1.  Alaska Youth Rugby Club Dues
2.  USA Rugby Registration Fee

2017 ALASKA YOUTH RUGBY CLUB DUES

The Summer Session Fee is $40 per Player with a 20% Sibling Discount ($32 per Sibling)

If you paid the AKYRC annual fee to participate in the 2016-2017 winter sessions, you have paid the summer session fee.

2016-2017 USA RUGBY Registration Fee
$5 Rookie Rugby (Ages 5-9)
$20 Youth (Ages 10-14)
$30 High School (Ages 15 & Up)

PLEASE NOTE:  Your USA Rugby registration is good for rugby season which is September 1st through August 31st each rugby year.

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How to Register with USA Rugby and AKYRC

EXCITING NEWS for 2016-2017 AKYRC Rugby!

 

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Our on-line registration is now all inclusive in one set-up step via our SportsEngine website.  The SportsEngine registration will collect AKYRC dues and register your players with USA Rugby.  In years past, the collection of AKYRC dues and USA Rugby registration was a two-step process involving multiple website registrations and payments.

We are happy to announce that your player registration and payments can all happen via our SportsEngine website.

With this new registration process, PLEASE NOTE:  DO NOT REGISTER AT THE USA RUGBY WEBSITE.

PLEASE USE THE AKYRC SPORTSENGINE WEBSITE TO REGISTER

If the link above does not work, please use the following link in your web browser: https://akyouthrugby.sportngin.com/register/form/526150413

Register for Summer Session only.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your USA Rugby registration is good for rugby season which is September 1st through August 31st each rugby year.

Financial Policy

Alaska Youth Rugby Club will work with parents to make the game available to all youth rugby athletes.

It is the desire of  AKYRC and the mission of the Alaska Rugby Foundation to allow all children to actively participate in the greatest game in the world.  However, there are costs associated with running rugby programs year-round in the State of Alaska.  We have done our very best to keep the costs of participating in youth rugby as low as possible compared with other individual and team sports programs.  We graciously thank our many sponsors or donors for helping us achieve this important financial policy.

AKYRC's registration process allows for:

  1. Payment Online (At the time of registration)
  2. Payment Offline**

- Payment offline should be made to an AKYRC Official within 30 days or registration.
- Payment offline can include a payment plan beyond the 30 days of registration.

**Please discuss Payment Offline with Craig Cornichuck (Mobile:  513.446.3114 / E-mail:  akyouthrugby@gmail.com)

The Alaska Rugby Foundation has been founded to support the goal of making the game available to all youth players.  If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact AKYRC Director and Coach, Dr. Rob van Zweeden in writing at coachrob-gv@akyrc.com.