Land Park Rugby – Home of the Motley Sacramento, CA

Home games this Saturday, Feb. 17.  We host Motherlode

We need help setting up the fields – Please Come out at 10:30 am Saturday Feb. 17

U10s and 12s start time:  12:00 – expect 2 to 3 games each

MS start time:  1:00 – Open; 2:00 – Light

Players Arrive 45 minutes early for warm ups.

Please remember to purchase your coveted Motley gear at the match!

This will be the first of two consecutive home matches…..our next one is Sunday Feb. 25 v. the storied program Lamorinda.

 

 

 

Rugby Games this Weekend – Saturday, February 10, 2018
Away Games – Hall Memorial Park in Dixon 95620 (Next to County Fair Grounds)
You should arrive 45 minutes before, which means U10/U12 leave by 7:45 am and MS leave by 8:15.  See you there!

U10s:
9:00 v. Sac Pal
10:20 v. Carmichael

U12s:
9:00 v. Sac Pal
10:20 v. Carmichael

15 minute halves.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
9:30 SOLO  v. LAND PARK
10:20 CARMICHAEL v. SACPAL
11:10 SACPAL v. LAND PARK

MS GAMES WILL BE 20 MIN HALVES WITH 5 MIN HALFTIME

AFTER THE GAME WE WILL MEET AT A PREDETERMINED LOCATION AT PAPPA MURPHY FIELD (previously known as BONNEY FIELD) located in CAL EXPO PRIOR TO THE START OF THE USA EAGLES MATCH.  TBA

PRACTICE TIME CHANGE – 4:00 – 5:45  STARTING IMMEDIATELY  TUES & THURS.  FEBRUARY 6, 2018 ONWARD!

THE EAGLES ARE COMING TO TOWN THIS WEEK – U.S.A. v. CANADA RUGBY INTERNATIONAL TEST MATCH
Saturday, February, 10th at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento – 3:00 pm
We will be playing SOLO and Carmichael in Dixon on Saturday morning, February 10th, then going to the game at Papa Murphy’s Park
Deadline to sign up your players for the fan tunnel for our USA EAGLES RUGBY TEAM is WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH AT 5:00 P.M. – via email

After you have purchased your tickets on-line, please email landparkmotley@gmail.com with the player’s name, phone number, email, t-shirt size and name and address of the chaperone who will be accompanying the player.  Email –  with the requested information and put “USAEagles” in the description line.

FOR TICKETS: Redeem this code at https://www.usarugby.org/tickets/ for discounted tickets for you and your players and type in the offer code “NORCAL” on the USA Rugby ticket site.  See you at the Game.  GO USA!  GO MOTLEY!

 

Please check our FB page (landparkrugby) or this website for practice updates. We will update the location of practice by 2:00 pm on Tues. or Thurs. the day of practice due to weather conditions and field closures by the City.  If there are no updates, practice is on our home fields in Land Park.  Thank you.

Our home pitch is located between the golf course and Fairytale Town in Land Park – 1701 Sutterville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822 

PRACTICE at the Rhinos Academy, an indoor facility.

WHERE: 1940 Railroad Dr., Sacramento 95815
WHEN: Thursday Jan. 25, 4:00-5:30

Bring mouthguards, and tennis shoes and cleats for the artificial turf. We will use the scrum sled.

 Our practice location changes on Tuesday Jan. 2 until year end to our home fields –  Land Park Rugby complex, between Fairytale Town and the Land Park Golf Course on 17th Avenue, directly across from the Zoo

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:15.  MOUTHGUARDS MANDATORY!  

Please review our 2018 schedule posted under the 2017 schedule tab.

WEIGHT LIMITS:  The league differentiates teams by weight classification in order to keep play as safe as possible, outlined below:

Middle School Open- 139lbs and up Light- 138lbs and below
U12 Open- 169lbs and below Light- 108lbs and below X-player: 170lbs and up
U10 Open- 139lbs and below Light- 80lbs and below X-player: 140lbs and up

NOTE:  Player weigh ins take place prior to each game.

If a youth player (up to and including those in sixth grade) exceeds the maximum weight limit he/she must wear red socks, which identifies that this player cannot be the first receiver of the ball and that as a tackler this player must be very conscious of making safe tackles on smaller players..

Motley have two teams each age grade; Light and Open.

New Players always welcome throughout the year. Registration will continue at practice.  You can print out the forms (see registration link on our website), fill them out, and bring them to practice. If you have not registered before, bring copies of birth certificate or passport (will not be returned).  Extra registration forms will be provided at practice.  We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Registration dues are $160 for U-10 and U-12, and $180 for Middle School for 2018.  To register, bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate or passport (will not be returned) along with registration forms (forms are also are on site at practice).  ID photos will be taken by us and we will collect the fee to play. ($100 goes to USA/NorCal Rugby).
Partial scholarships may be available   

ANNOUNCING the MOTLEY ACADEMY

For all registered Motley players:  We have created the Motley Academy in conjunction with Rhinos Rugby Academy, Sacramento.

COST:  $40/month

WHEN:  Every Wednesday beginning Jan. 3 and running through end of Feb.

The Motley Academy includes:

  • Tutoring with a tutor, if needed (one hour study hall).
  • Strength and conditioning with trainer (one hour).
  • Rugby Skills with Orene A’ii, 2005 Rugby world player of the year New Zealand (one hour).

The Academy runs from 4 to 7:30 (Wednesdays), and other arrangements can be made per player regarding the times.

The Facility is located at 1940 Railroad Drive, Sacramento, CA  95815.

REGISTRATION:  Two options –

1)  register with Motley and pay ($260 = $180 dues and $80 for Jan and Feb Motley Academy), or

2)  register with Motley and pay $180, then make payment arrangements for the Motley Academy directly with Rhinos Rugby Academy.

Rhinos Academy may have a van available for pick-up/ drop off at Land Park, if there is enough interest.




 


Become a level 200 certified rugby Coach.  This is the only class in our area at this time.

Level 200 Coaching Certification – 8 hour course, only need to complete once per lifetime

December 2, 2017 Level 200 Coaching Certification Clinic

  • Saturday, 8:00am PST-5:00pm PST
  • Church of the Foothills/Christa McAuliffe Park
  • 2380 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park, CA 95682
  • Link: http://www.rugbynorcal.org/event/show/388279124
  • You must sign up and complete on-line course work before the December 2nd class.

 

About Motley

Land Park Motley is one of Northern California’s first and foremost youth rugby programs.  We field U-8, U-10, U-12 and Middle School teams. As a founding member of NorCal Youth Rugby Association, our commitment is to preserve the history and tradition of a sport that creates friendships for life. Many Motley players go on to play rugby at CK McClatchy, Jesuit, Christian Brothers, Rio Americano, El Camino, Kennedy and other High Schools.  Many of our players go onto play college rugby, represent us in all-star selections, and have represented  the United States of America in International Matches.

Our coaches are certified, referees are certified, and we have a certified medical professional at every match.

We primarily play teams from within the Sacramento Valley and occasionally from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jerseys are on loan for the season and must be returned.  Rugby shorts and socks can be purchased from us after the first practice starts on November 28, 2017 for about $50.00.  These are good quality Canterburry shorts that should last a lifetime. 

Beginning the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, practices are on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 – 5:15 PM. Beginning in January, and as daylight permits, we will start practices later in the afternoon. During December and early January, we practice on the practice baseball fields just north of the zoo. Beginning mid January, and for the rest of the season, our practice field is next to the golf pro shop in Land Park

If you can’t make registration, or missed it, come on out. There is usually still room to participate.

Bring your cleats, a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces are mandatory.

We start the season in Land Park adjacent to the baseball fields and north of the Zoo.

For more information – call Coach Jeff Phillips @ 916‐475‐3235 or email him at landparkmotley@gmail.com