Monthly Archives: August 2017

Florida Rugby Summit 2017 – RESCHEDULED

Due to Hurricane Irma these events will be rescheduled. No date has been set yet.

The Florida Rugby Union in Conjunction with USA Rugby and Eckerd College Rugby will be hosting a summit the weekend of September 16 to include:
Saturday the 16th
Level 1 Officiating (Referees) Course
9 AM to 5 PM
https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=2417

Continuing Coaches Education Info/Time TBA

Sunday the 17th
Level 200 Coaching Certification Course
https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=2375

USA National Assessment Camps for Both Men & Women
The NAC is a one-day event (roughly four hours), open to girls and boys/men and women, aged 15 and older and at all levels of rugby participation: brand new to rugby to experienced. Rugby experience is not required, interested cross-over athletes are encouraged to participate.

The NAC will provide participants a hands-on introduction to High Performance Rugby. The schedule includes a progression of general skills, basic testing, and rugby activities led by USA Rugby national program coaches. The men’s and women’s camp will be conducted separately at the same venue.

The camps also serve as an opportunity for players to demonstrate their rugby potential. Those who show well put themselves in a position to receive an invitation to a Regional Training Camp, Resident Camp, and/or upcoming national pathway event. Local coaches are welcome to attend and either observe or assist

To Register and for full information:

Florida Men: https://rugby.atavus.com/usa-rugby-academy/national-assessment-camps/florida-men/

Florida Women: https://rugby.atavus.com/usa-rugby-academy/national-assessment-camps/florida-women/

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New Florida Rugby Partnership

Ryve is a multiple layered apparel company designed to help give back to the communities it serves.

The Miami based athletic apparel company, Ryve, is proud to announce it’s partnership with Florida Rugby as the official apparel provider for matches, events, and All-Star teams within Florida Rugby.

This groundbreaking two-year partnership will see Ryve provide official Florida Rugby match balls to all registered clubs for both the Florida Rugby Union and Florida Youth Rugby Union, provide apparel to select All-Star teams,  and finally be exclusive apparel providers at all Florida Rugby events such as the State Championships and other Florida Rugby hosted events.

“Ryve is a proud supporter of the growth of rugby in Florida, we view this as our way of contributing to the exciting development of the sport in Florida. Our partnership is a natural extension of our brand,” stated Ryve President Luis Cabrera. “This sponsorship is a celebration of our desire to support all of the organizations, clubs, and players involved in Florida Rugby. We are thrilled to extend our support and fundraising platforms to the Florida Rugby Community.”

Ryve have developed a Florida Rugby apparel line, which will include playing gear, supporter gear, and equipment such as the official Florida Rugby Ball. Ryve will provide staff apparel, official supporter apparel, match balls, and most all custom merchandise for clubs.

The Partnership:

  • All Florida Rugby clubs will annually receive Florida Rugby official match balls to be used for all FRU/FYRU league matches. To receive the balls clubs must set up a face to face meeting with Ryve.
  • All full member Florida Rugby clubs will receive partner pricing for apparel. This pricing platform and fundraising mechanism will be discussed within the above meeting.
  • Ryve will be the exclusive apparel provider at all Florida Rugby hosted events, including the Florida State Championship Tournament, Florida Cup’s,  and other Florida Rugby hosted events.  
  • Exclusive Florida Rugby merchandise will be available online at ryve.com

“With their knowledge and expertise in the industry, we know that Ryve will be giving our clubs and players the best apparel available,” said Evan Haigh, General Manager of Florida Rugby. “We see this partnership as a critical driver to push both of our Unions forward, allowing for greater value in membership and long term player participation. We look forward to forging this strong partnership with Ryve for many years to come.”

About Ryve

RYVE was created as commercial company with a strong e-commerce platform that shares the profits with organizations within it’s network. They endeavour to improve people’s lives through what they do. They are committed to contribute to sports organizations (and others) that work for social inclusion. It’s core principles and values are:

  • Freedom of the individual genuine generosity (we do not give our surplus, we work with the culture of giving)
  • Inclusion: We are all equal, without distinction of gender, race or religion.
  • We see new technologies as tools of inclusion.
  • We believe in a culture of work and service.
  • Mutual confidence is the foundation of all satisfactory human relationships.
  • We believe in the power of the community (not only local but also global)
  • We expect integrity of each RYVE member.
  • LOVE, as the foundation of life that corresponds to fraternity behaviors within economic activity.

More information about is available at http://www.ryve.net/about-us/

About Florida Rugby

Florida Rugby is a partnership between Florida Rugby Union and Florida Youth Rugby Union. It acts as the administrative platform for both Unions whilst allowing both organizations to continue to operate autonomously of each other. It includes the employment of Staff Members of the Executive Office, Event Management, Corporate Sponsorships, Grants, and Game Development Programs.