Update for last 3 weeks

MYR coaches and parents,
A few orders of business with only three weeks left. This weekend we have games as usual at the MRC pitches. We will try to to get 4 or 5 games in like last weekend with starting times at 9 (U-9 Rio Rams), 9:15 (U-11 Owls), 9:30 (U-13 Tigers). The last two or three games we will do like last week with combo teams starting as refs become available. Please try to get to the field no later than 9am for warm ups and rams should be there at 8:45am to warm up. We should be done by 11am at latest. Thanks for a fun water fight last week too!

The games on Saturday May 12th will be our final home match. We will do an awards ceremony after the final games at the picnic area. Hopefully Los Alamos will want to participate in this and give awards to their players too (we can combine an order if you let us know). I could use some parental and coaching help to organize this with maybe some hotdogs and lemonade too. Please let me know if you can volunteer. The High School Rugby Championships are starting promptly after our games so please stick around and watch. It is also very important we start on time that Saturday because of this so really try to make an effort to be on time for your match.

Our youth state championships will take place at The Celtic festival Sunday May 20th in Albuquerque. Games start at 9am. We will be paying entry fees for 3 teams. Please let us know ASAP if your child cannot make it. We would love to have you all down there. It is a great event at Balloon fiesta park which you get free entry to with your child. We also understand their are some previous commitments so do let us know ASAP.

Informal summer touch Rugby will be in conjunction with the Santa Fe High School and Men’s team. We will start June 6th and run for 8 weeks every Wednesday night at 6pm at the MRC rugby fields. Everyone is invited! We are also thinking about a one week or 4 day rugby camp for the kids in late July or early August. Please let us know if you would sign you kid up for something like this.

See you at practice tonight or tomorrow (Rams at Capshaw). It has been so much fun. Let’s keep up the momentum for these last 3 weeks!

Much thanks, Joe L.

Games in Los Alamos Saturday and Changes to Game Schedule

MYR Announcements
Directions to Saturday Touch Rugby Games in Los Alamos:
Take 502 into the heart of Los Alamos. This becomes Trinity Dr.
Drive into town and take a right on Diamond Dr.
It is at the High School Parking lot, 1300 Diamond drive. 75 meters and turn left into HS parking lot and go to left side over to gate entrances.
It is before the UNM campus

Alternate route:
You can come into town and veer right on to Canyon or Central which will merge at the pool and then follow to HS and go straight trough light to parking lot.

Schedule:

0845 – Arrive at Fields – Mesa(Grass in front of College) and Sullivan / Use HS parking lot
0900 – Kick off of first games U7 and U9
0930 – Kick off of U13 / U11 Play as much rugby as possible
1015 – Wrap up and move in between fields for social
1030 – HS Boys play 15s match / Girls Match ~10s (MYR watches)
1245 – Clean Up and HS social at Teen center

Changes to Game schedule:
MYR Championship weekend is moved from May 19th to May 12th. We still need parents to help form a committee to throw this final weekend with awards, trophies, and food. Please contact Joe if you can help.
May 19th, State Championships at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque for Celtic Festival . We hope to take one U-9 (Rio Rams), one U-11 (Owls) and one U-13 (Tigers) down. Please let us know if you want to participate ASAP. It will be tons of fun and the kids will play other youth teams from around the state.
May 26th- No Games. Optional Scrimmage at MRC fields.
We will have an informal summer touch league for parents and kids at the fields probably on Wednesday nights. Please see our website (www.montainyouthrugby.org) for updates or contact me if you have questions or concerns.
Thanks,
Joe Lewis
Rugby Development Officer
Mountain Youth Rugby
505 216 7529
joe@mountainyouthrugby.org

Don’t Forget! – Hors d’oeurves hour Sat April 28th 5pm-6pm at San Francisco St. Bar and Grill. Please come meet the board and help support youth health and fitness. Please bring a friend too!

Results from Saturday

a focused Charlie Smith

U-9
Rio Rams 40 def Los Alamos Orange 35
U-11
Wise Improvements Owls 40 def. LA Green Machine 20
U-13
2nd St TIgers 55 def La Rio Rabbits 25

These results were published in the Sunday New Mexican.

Thanks for playing everyone! We had a great time! Games in Los Alamos this weekend. Have a good practice!