All HS and MS rugby players that are not in a fall sport. Off-season training for the 2021 season will start on September 10th. For the time being, off-season training is being restricted to Medina City School District student-athletes/residents.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30p-7:00p at the Rt3 and Union field (Band field)
Sundays 5:00p-6:30p at Ken Dukes Stadium (HS Football Stadium)
We are in Phase 1 of the return-to-play procedures so space is limited initially. We will be in pods of 9 players to 1 coach. It is important that participating athletes let coaches know if they will be attending in advance as we have limited space due to the coach-to-player ratios to which we must adhere.
Athletes can arrive 10 minutes prior to the start and must depart 10 mins after practice ends. Athletes & Coaches must wear a mask to and from training. All athletes must bring their own water (no team water supplied). Carpooling is discouraged. Athletes & Coaches must remain 6ft apart until instructed to do differently. All participants will have their temperature taken upon arrival and must answer symptom questionnaire. This info will be logged. As we move through phases we will be able to change how we train. During the initial phases, the off-season program will primarily focus on conditioning and fundamental rugby skills. Thank you for your understanding as we work through the Return-to-Play protocol. We are following strict guidelines from the Medina City School District, the Medina Athletic Department and the Ohio Board of Health.
The Medina HS Boys & Girls Rugby teams got their 2020 seasons started with victories on Sunday, March 8th at Ken Dukes Stadium. The HS Boys started to day with an 11:00am kick-off against Brunswick. A.J Coltz, Anthony Church and Tristan Perrine all crossed the tryline for the Bees with Kyler Krogh kicking two conversions for a 26-10 win. The HS Girls kicked-off against Amherst at 2:30pm in the final match of the day. Haylee Roach had a huge day scoring 4 tries for the Bees. Rosa Treece dotted down 2 tries of her own with Sarah Burneson and Sarah Schultz chipping in 1 try each. Clare Tschannen was accurate off the kicking tee converting 5 of 8 tries.
In between the two HS varsity matches, the Medina JV boys faced off against Northwest. In a highly competitive match, Northwest proved to be too much with the Bees coming out on the losing end 32-15. A.J Kirlough scored all three tries for Medina in the match.
There will be an informational parents meeting for our Rookie, Middle School & HS Rugby programs this Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Medina HS Commons. The meeting will provide information on the upcoming season for all of our teams; Rookie, Middle School and High School. This is also a great opportunity to meet the coaches, learn more about Medina Rugby, and have your rugby questions answered.
Medina Rugby will be hosting free Winter Camps for boys and girls in 3rd-12th grades interested in joining the Medina Boys and Girls rugby teams for the 2020 spring season. The Youth Camp (3rd-8th grade students) will be held on Wednesday, January 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Medina HS Gymnasium. The HS Camp will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 5:15pm-7:00pm in the Medina HS Gymnasium. The camps will be led by Medina Rugby coaches as an introduction to the basic skills and principles of the sport of Rugby. The camps are FREE to attend, and boy and girl athletes of all skill levels and sport backgrounds are welcome. To RSVP for the camp, please e-mail Director of Rugby Brian Scerca at MedinaRugby@gmail.com with participant’s name, grade and contact information or visit the Contact Us section of the website.
The Medina High School Boys and Girls Rugby teams will be hosting an informational meeting for students in grades 9-12 interested in playing rugby for the upcoming Spring season. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 18th in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School (777 E. Union St. Medina, OH) from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Anyone interested in playing rugby can e-mail Director of Rugby Brian Scerca at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Contact Us section.
On Saturday, November 2nd, the Medina High School and Middle School Boys and Girls Rugby teams spent the day helping area Medina residents during their 4th annual Day of Caring Community Service project. Players, coaches and parents teamed up and completed yard work, leaf clean-up and other small projects for elderly of disabled residents in need of assistance. This year, the rugby teams were able to help a total of 5 families.
The Medina Rugby program hosted a successful rugby camp on Sunday, October 6th at Ken Dukes Stadium. Nearly 150 athletes combined attended the Youth Camp (3rd – 8th Grades) and the High School Camp (9th – 12th Grades). All campers received a free t-shirt and learned some of the basic skills of rugby.
Medina Rugby will be hosting a free Winter Rugby Camp for Youth and High School students in January to be held in the HS Gymnasium. Exact date and time TBA.
The 2019 Medina Rugby Fall Camp will be Sunday, October 6th at Ken Dukes Stadium on the campus of Medina High School. The camp is free and open to all boy and girl athletes in grades 3 through 12 that are interested in joining our teams for the upcoming spring season. Campers will get an introduction to the basic skills and principles of rugby and new players of all skill levels are welcome.
4:00pm – 5:30pm (3rd – 8th grade boys and girls)
6:00pm – 7:30pm (9th – 12th grade boys and girls)
To RSVP for the camp please e-mail MedinaRugby@gmail.com with the camper’s name, grade and parents’ contact information or sign-up through the Contact Us section of the website.
Medina HS Boys and Girls Rugby teams are having an informational team meeting on Monday, August 26th starting at 7:00pm in the HS Commons. Attendance is mandatory for returning players and new players are welcome to attend. We will be discussing the off-season lifting program and providing important dates for the HS Open House and the Homecoming Parade.
For more information, email us at MedinaRugby@gmail.com or visit the “Contact Us” section of the website