All players must complete online registration with Rugby Colorado prior to our East Registration Night scheduled for Wednesday, January 7th. Click here for directions to register online.
Beginning December 4, East Rugby study hall sessions will be held weekly to assist our student-athletes with their academics and to help maintain their eligibility to play rugby. The study sessions will be held in room 221 from on Thursdays, and all players that are East students are required to check in with Brandon Raycraft (team sponsor) at the start of the session each week. This time coincides with the school-wide tutorial, so this is a perfect time for players to meet with other teachers and get extra help, if needed. This is a great opportunity for players to dedicate time to stay on top of their workload, while not conflicting with other schedules. Any players that are not East students and need academic assistance should contact Bill Baer.
East Rugby Community- here are two upcoming events. Hope you can join us.
ALUMNI & CURRENT PLAYER PARTY and HALL OF FAME Sat. Dec. 20, 6-8 P.M. in the church basement at 1100 Fillmore Street. Enter off alley on east side. for all alumni, current players, parents, siblings and friends of East High Rugby.
Pizza Party. 21 and over- $15, 20-12 years old- $5, Under 12- free. Coach John Falkenberg will be inducted into the East Rugby Hall of Fame. This is a great opportunity for new players and families to meet people and see what we are about.
ALUMNI & CURRENT PLAYER TOUCH RUGBY
Sun. Dec. 21 , 2-4 p.m. at East H.S. turf field. Rain, snow or shine. This is a annual event that includes everyone that wants a fun run.
SUNDAY TOUCH SESSIONS
Every Sunday through Dec. 14- noon- 2 p.m. on the East Turf, weather permitting
ON GOING FITNESS SESSIONS
Every Tues and Thurs. ( except Thanksgiving) through Dec. 19 . Meet 5;55 p.m. in room #240 at East H.S. - for running, yoga and weight training.
REGISTRATION FOR PLAYERS AND PARENTS
Wed. Jan. 7, 6- 8 p.m. in the East H.S. lunchroom. IMPORTANT . We encourage any who can to register on line before this meeting and pay the $100 fee on line. On line registration and payment instructions will be posted on website and sent by email when they are available to us. If a family needs a scholarship for the fee, please contact Coach Baer.
In addition to on line registration, some paper forms will need to be signed. East Rugby tee shirts, hats, sweat shits etc. and coffee will available for purchase at registration.
Our first practice is Sat. Jan. 10 . Must be registered to practice. We will practice on the East H.S. turf on Saturdays probably from 11- 2;30 p.m. and Mon. Wed. and Thurs, - probably from 5- 7;15 p.m. under the lights. Times on the turf are in the process of being scheduled for all the teams by the A.D. .We will have fitness practices on Tues from 6- 8;15 p.m. No practices on Fridays or Sundays.
We will have varsity ( A Side ) and JV ( B side) matches on some Saturdays and some Wednesdays. Dates and times T.B.D. There will be five 8th grade/ fresh/ soph. festivals on Mondays at 4;30 p.m. starting March 9. These are league wide festivals for only underclassmen. All East Rugby 8th graders, fresh,. and sophs will get to play in these if they attend practice . East Rugby underclassmen ( Fresh. and Sophs. ) may also play for B side or A side, but 8th graders can only play in the 8/FD/S festivals and on the tour.
We will be on spring break from Friday March 27 through Sunday April 5. with no formal rugby activities. Players are required to maintain heir fitness level, but we do not practice over spring break to allow for family time.
EAST RUGBY TOUR
We have taken a out of state tour for the last 18 years in a row. This year we are going to a new place for us- Tulsa ,OK. We will depart in a bus on Fri. a.m. April 10 , play A, B, and 8/F/S on Sat. April 11, play A, B and 8/F/S on Sunday April 12, and return home Monday P.M. April 13. There is no school for D.P.S. on Monday April 11, but the students will miss school on Friday April 10. All players who are academically eligible can come on the tour and everyone that comes gets to play. Scholarships will be available so that all students may attend.
These tours have included many parents who enjoy getting to know the other parents and coaches.
We do a lot of activities and I want to thank all the parents for your support. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Bill Baer Head Coach East H.S. Rugby
303-601-4368 billbaer@centurylink .net
EAST HIGH ALUMNI RUGBY NEWS
Alumni players - please join us!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
Alumni/ Current Player Party and Hall of Fame
Where: Church basement at 1100 Fillmore Street. Enter off alley on east side.
Cost: 21 and over- $15, 20-12 years old- $5, Under 12- free
Pizza Party for all alumni, current players, parents, siblings and friends of East High Rugby. Coach John Falkenberg will be inducted into the East Rugby Hall of Fame. This is a great opportunity for new players and families to meet people and see what we are about.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
Alumni/ Current Player Touch Rugby
(rain, snow or shine)
Where: East H.S. turf.
This is a annual event that includes everyone that wants a fun run.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
EAST H.S. RUGBY RECRUITMENT MEETING
for all new and returning players
Tuesday Nov. 18, 5-5;45 p.m. in the East H.S. lunchroom
Everyone is invited, no experience necessary. We will preview the season and learn about the team.
For those able to stay after- bring work out clothes and participate in the fitness session directly following from 6-8;15 p.m.