Spring 2021 Practice Schedule

AR Family – We are excited to announce that spring rugby will commence in one week – Tuesday, February 16. 

We will be going two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday or Friday.  Please see the initial schedule below while we are at Minnie Howard.  We will provide an updated practice schedule for later in the season once GW Middle School dates and time slots are confirmed.

The reason for the change in fields is due to city availability and that Minnie Howard has lights, which is critical for the early part of the season.

Practice times will be staggered with 1st-4th grade practicing from 6:30-7:30 and 5th-8th grade from 7:30-9:00.  

We will still require the COVID questionnaire to be filled out before each practice and we will send around our Covid-19 guidelines shortly.

Practice Schedule at Minnie Howard Field:

Tuesday, February 16

Friday, February 19

Tuesday, February 23

Thursday, February 25

Tuesday, March 9

Thursday, March 11

Tuesday, March 16

Thursday, March 18

 

Where are our golfers?!

Old Glory DC is hosting what sounds like will be a fabulous golf tournament on October 29th. There will be a number of auctions posting soon and continuing through the event such as a round with our coaches, rounds with OGDC players, gear from OGDC / Utah / Houston and other MLR teams as well as a number of great rugby and non-rugby prizes including a new Mustang and Ford F150 sponsored by Sheehy Auto for the hole in one shots!
For more information and to register: https://www.golfgenius.com/register…

Amazon Smile

Amazon has always been a go-to in this house…but now it’s such an essential it might as well have a seat at the dinner table.
Did you know you can shop at Amazon AND support Alexandria Rugby? Just go to smile.amazon and look us up.
https://smile.amazon.com/ This way we continue to bring the joy of rugby to others through our scholarships!
Aroo!

 

Rugby coaching for Juniors

We sure hope you enjoying these and having some new skills to try – I would expect you to see some of these when we are back on the field. If you are participating, share a photo or video on Facebook! Challenge your friends.

This is a fun drill with a balloon: the Rugby Highball Catch using your elbows to catch a high ball. Watch the video, practice, do the challenge, and post your videos on AR’s Facebook Page and/or email coach Melvin, Matt, and Duma.

CHALLENGE: Grab a ball, any ball, and let’s see how high of a catch you can catch!

BONUS CHALLENGE: pull ups! find a place to knock out some reps! Most reps wins. Ugly ones count!

Aroo Aroo Aroo!

This Weeks Challenge: Bounce and catch

Thanks for participating in last week’s challenge! If you are participating, share a photo or video on Facebook! Tell us if it is hard or easy to do.

This is a tricky drill that’s super fun once you get the hang of it: the Bounce and Catch. Watch the video, practice, do the challenge, and post your videos on AR’s Facebook Page and/or email coach Melvin, Matt, and Duma.

VIDEO:
https://www.rugbytoolbox.co.nz/t…/technique/bounce-and-catch

CHALLENGE: Bounce and catch for 1 minute, count as many as you can! Don’t worry if you drop it. Pick it up and keep bouncing!

BONUS CHALLENGE: Do a handstand or a cart wheel!

Aroo Aroo Aroo!

This Weeks Challenge: The Ugly Juggle

Thanks for participating in last week’s challenge!

This is a fun drill: the Ugly Juggle. Make it ugly, make it gross, how long can you ugly juggle the ball? Watch the video, practice, do the challenge, and post your videos on here and/or email coach Melvin, Matt, and Duma.

https://www.rugbytoolbox.co.nz/traini…/technique/juggle-ugly

CHALLENGE: Ugly Juggle for 1 minute, count as many as you can! Don’t worry if you drop it. Pick it up and keep juggling!

BONUS CHALLENGE: Max pushups!

AR Rugby Challenge Series, Week 1

From World Cup professionals to ruggers-in-training, ball handling is crucial to success. The Around the World Drill builds confidence. Watch the video, practice, do the challenge, and post your videos on Facebook and/or email coach Melvin, Matt, and Duma.

CHALLENGE: Do the drill alternating clockwise, counter clockwise as fast as you can without dropping the ball for 2 minutes. You don’t have to use a rugby ball if you don’t have one.

BONUS CHALLENGE: One minute of max burpees!

ARoo ARoo ARoo

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