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Morris U18 Girls

The newest Olympic and NCAA girls sport!

We Need You!

After winning the NJ State Rugby Championship two years in a row and earning an invitation to the Girls High school Nationals where the team placed 2nd in Div II the Morris Girls U18 is on a quest to continue their NJ State Championship winning streak  and to break into the top 5 teams nationally. We are always looking for additional players to field a 15s rugby team.  Consider giving rugby a try. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to shine at this exciting sport, and we will train you from the ground up; no experience necessary.  Morris Rugby is a strong organization and some of our girls have already been selected to represent the USA on the Girls Rugby team at the Youth Olympics as well as the High School All American teams. Some of our players have also been placed on the “watch” list for inclusion on the National team. With rugby going to the Olympics in Rio in 2016….that could be a life changer. Want to get involved??? We encourage ALL girls, in 9-12th grades, experienced or not to come out and give it a try!

HISTORY

After a few years of inactivity, the Morris Girls High School team was rekindled in 2012 when a group of 12 girls played the rugby game of 7s with great success, taking second place in their first ever tournament and then winning the remaining two. This success came against some experienced teams, and was well noted by USA rugby.

THE PLAN

HS girls (u18) 15-a-side (15s) rugby is a spring sport. There are optional weekly indoor sessions over the winter, before starting twice a week practices and weekly games in March. We realize that girls may be playing other sports in the winter, so the fall/winter sessions are encouraged, not mandated. 

Winter:  

Thursday evening rugby-specific cross-fit training sessions start on Jan. 7. from 7-8pm at Heroes Crossfit, 5 Eastmans Rd. Parsippany. There is a $50/month fee for these sessions. Immediately following the crossfit sessions we have team sessions from 8-9 also at Heroes Crossfit. These are included in your team fees, so they have no additional charge. These sessions will continue through the spring season.

Weather permitting: Sunday afternoons – outdoors - to be announced.

SPRING SCHEDULE

Outdoor practices:

February: Monday’s 6-8pm on Feb. 22, 29 at Central Park of Morris County (aka Greystone) turf fields. All Sundays in February, except Feb. 28, from 12-2pm @ Veteran’s Field, weather permitting.

March: Monday’s 6-8pm on March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Greystone and Wednesdays 6-7:30pm at Veteran’s Field.

April thru June: Mondays 6-8 at Pocono Rd. field and Wednesdays 6-7:30 at Veterans.

Crossfit sessions continue on Thursdays through the season from 7-8, followed by rugby film sessions from 8-9.

 

MANDATORY MEDICAL FORMS POSTED BELOW

In preparation for the upcoming season, team players will need to complete the following forms (each of which is posted below):

  • Copy of School Physical or other Doctor’s Physical
  • NJSBRO Concussion Info Form (see link below)
  • Baseline Concussion Testing Instructions

 

These forms will be kept by the coach on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury. It is also required that players provide a copy of the front and back of their medical insurance card to be kept by the coach on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury.

It is required for all members of our U18 Girls team to have a copy of their school ID (photo and Date of Birth) or other photo ID (with Date of Birth) on the sideline in case the age of the player is contested.

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Team News

 

The Morris HS Girls are making history this weekend!

1/3 of the HSAA team selected to play in tomorrow’s match vs. Quebec 1 are current Morris girls including:

Jordan Cowan

Brianna Whitfield

Jess Nagie

Alie Ramage

Delia Hellander

Since this was a friendly match and the girls were still recovering from their hard loss to Play rugby on Sunday, we used the opportunity to start all our new players. Besides , we were still missing our Scrum half Jess Nagie and our #13 Delia Hellander. And we were told that the team had lost to South Jersey 45-10, and was young.

We can lay out some excuses for this loss. We were missing our strike runner Delia Hellander and our excellent scrum half Jess Nagie. The referee did not show up, so a coach had to take the duties over, which caused some players to lose focus. The try lines were not clear and we lost a try when that caused us to not “touch down”.

This was the first league match of the season, and the Morris girls picked up where they left off when they wont the state championship in commanding fashion over Union last June. To be fair, South Jersey is in a rebuilding mode and were not able to field a full side, making the match an official forfeit.

The Morris girls saw plenty of action this weekend as they played six matches in the elite division of the Frostbite tournament against some of the top northeast teams including West End (Virginia), West Carroll (Md), Doylestown (Pa), and North Bay (Md).

The Morris vs Union State matchup was chosen to also be the high school exhibition match at the 10th annual Rickerson cup.

The Morris HS Girls Rugby team, a participant in the EGU High School Girls 7s Championship Series, will be competing in the HS Rugby National Championship in Seattle Washington, May 20-21, 2016.

Morris (N.J.) leads selections with eight representatives. Read the whole story here

Gibby's Day is 6/11/2016

Veteran's Memorial Park, Zeek Rd. Field, Denville

Attention Morris Rugby Community and Friends- give us a hand to help raise funds to send The Morris HS Girls Rugby  team to Go to the HS Rugby National Championship in Seattle Washington – May 20-21, 2016

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