Our new youth rugby team is open boys and girls in grades 2-5 and begins in May. Interested players can register at the YMCA in Canandaigua at any time or can attend one of the following events:
Parent Meeting – Wednesday 4/19 4-5PM @ Hamlin B Room, Wood Library, Canandaigua
Registration & Information Event – Monday 4/24 4:30-6:30PM @ YMCA, Canandaigua
Check out our Youth Boys & Girls page for more details and feel free to contact Coach Jesus if you have any questions.
Due to our low numbers, we will be unable to field a boys side this spring. Players are encouraged to join Fairport Rugby Club and can find details on their practices and matches on their website.
Players who have already paid their dues can either receive a refund or have their funds and paperwork transferred to Fairport. The apparel order has been cancelled as well. Please contact Coach Sarazyn if you require a refund or have any questions.
On a higher note – our Youth Rugby (grades 2-5) effort is underway with registration to begin in April and practices starting on Saturday 5/6. Check our Youth Rugby page for details.
Health Kids Day is April 1 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Finger Lakes Rugby will be there with an information booth at the YMCA in Canandaigua. Stop by for information about the high school teams as well as the newly formed mini rugby team. Bring you friends, family, and younger brothers and sisters!
Practice schedule for this week is as follows:
Monday 5-6:30PM @ Farmington Grove Park
Tuesday 5-6:30PM @ Farmington Grove Park
Wednesday 5:30-7:00PM @ YMCA in Canandaigua (indoor)
Thursday 5-6:30PM @ Farmington Grove Park
Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring both cleats and athletic shoes to the outdoor sessions. Any last minute changes will be sent out by text message. If any players or parents want to be added to the text message list, please contact Coach Sarazyn.
Apparel orders are due by this Thursday 3/24
Orders & payment can be brought to practice or submitted by following the mailing instructions on the apparel order form. This is the only opportunity to order apparel for the 2017 season.
We will be traveling to McQuaid High School on Sunday 3/19 for a joint training session with other Rochester area teams. This includes training under George Betzler, former USA Eagles coach. Here is the schedule:
12:00 PM – Meet @ the Farmington Thruway Park & Ride
12:15 PM – Depart for McQuaid
12:45 PM – Arrive at Mcquaid, get kitted up
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – training session
4:15 PM – Depart from McQuaid
4:45 PM – Return to Farmington Park & Ride
The session will take place either outside on the turf or inside the field house so players should be prepared for either scenario. Parents and players, please contact me if you are able to help with transportation.
Practices begin for boys and girls on Monday 3/6 5-7PM and will continue every Monday – Thursday throughout the season. Make sure to bring the following:
- Completed player packets & dues check (due prior to practicing)
- Apparel Order (due by 3/24)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- Cleats & athletic shoes
- Water bottle
Training will take place at Farmington Grove Park and will be outdoors so please dress appropriately. Practices will be shorter when it is cold out and players will receive a text from their coaches in the event of a change in time, location, and cancellations.
We are now taking apparel orders and will be accepting them through Friday 3/24/2017. Orders can be submitted by following the mailing instructions on the form or by bringing to practice. This is the only opportunity to order apparel this season.
Apparel Order Form
Player packets must be completed and brought to practice along with dues payment.
Player Packet 2017
Rugby gear can be found on the Finger Lakes page of the Blue Bison Sports website. We are doing a group order so submit your prior to 3/16/2017 to have guaranteed delivery before our first game. Orders after this date will require you to cover your own shipping costs or arrange pickup for the store in Williamsville, NY.
Finger Lakes Rugby Club – Blue Bison Sports
We will be hold a meeting for parents and players interested in playing for the boys and girls teams this spring. At this meeting we will review over player paperwork, practice schedules, game schedules, player camp, apparel orders, and the booster club. Meeting details are as follows:
Date/Time: Thursday 2/9/2017 7:30-8:30PM
Location: Mary Parmele Hamlin Side B, Wood Library, Canandaigua
Every Thursday 5-6PM: Players (boys & girls), alumni, and anybody else interested is invited to join us at Baker Park (upper field) for some touch-rugby. No exerpience necessary, just make sure to bring cleats.
Congratulations to the Finger Lakes Boys for ending up on top of their division!
Team Banquet has been planned for Thursday 6/16 6:30PM @ Outhouse Park
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