Schuylkill River 15s - Fall Season Details
The fall season is right around the corner and Director of Rugby Pat Boyle has recently provided the Club with the following information. Please know that Schuylkill River Rugby is willing to accept new players, regardless of skill/experience level at any time of year.
Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8-10PM. On Tuesday we will train at Marcus Foster Memorial Stadium (1600 Staub) and on Thursday we will train at Cruz Playground (5th and Jefferson). League matches will begin on Saturday, September 8 and go through Saturday, November 17. We will load the full schedule for both the D1 and D3 sides into the calendar on our website (www.skillrugby.org) homepage once they are finalized.League structure – NOVA moved up to make 8 D1 teams and we spilt the league into 2 divisions. You play the 3 teams in your division twice and the other 4 teams once each for a total of 10 league matches. Our second side will be in D3 and play 8 league matches. Obviously, nothing changes in our approach to winning games and the preparation. Our D3 side’s goal is simple, win the league, and move up to D2 next year. Coaching – Leading us this season will be the following coaching staff: Head Coach – Mike “Beaver” Burch Assistant Coaches – Jon Grasso, Jaime Pierce-Williams, Jack Bukowski, Josh Mastromatto The staff is extremely talented and top to bottom you would be hard pressed to find a better coaching staff in the country. It’s truly an unprecedented staff in club rugby. Many of you know Beaver, but Coach Grasso is the Head Coach of Beltway 7s, Coach Willams has 20 years of rugby experience being a native Englishman before coming to the states, Coach Bukowski is one of the most respected coaches on the east coast, and Coach Mastromatto is an up coming coach already possessing the ability to get players in top physical condition. We will post their full bios soon. Speaking as a veteran rugby player, this staff excites me like never before and can’t wait to get to training.
On Thursday August 9 at 8PM at O’Neal’s Pub (3rd and South) we are going to have a meeting where you can meet all the coaches and they will present the goals, expectations, and philosophies of the team. Roles of each coach will also be explained as well.
We hope that all of our returning players are excited for another season of Schuylkill River Rugby and we hope that there are plenty of new players in the Philadelphia area that want to give Schuylkill River Rugby a try!