Land Park Rugby – Home of the Motley Sacramento, CA

Summer 7s End of the Season BBQ – Saturday July 28th
Hosted by Jesuit High School @ the rugby pitch near the new chapel – 1200 Jacob Lane, Carmichael, CA 95608
We will have a 7s day at Jesuit with multiple games going for all those who would like to attend! We will be playing from 10-11ish for the youth ages and 11ish-12ish for the older kids. Boys and girls welcomed! Bring shirts of black, white, and one off color for teams and a towel to dry off from the pool! BBQ to follow the games!
Hope to see you there!

Rhinos Rugby Acadamy is taking a middle school girls team to Utah 7s and they have room for a few more girls on their squad! Details and coach contact info is below.
Price is $310
Departs August 2nd
Returns August 5th
Price includes bus, hotel, food, and tournament fees. Please contact either coach below for details. If money is an issue, please call them and they can work something out.
Coach Jason 916-410-6675
Coach Ward 916-812-6092

If you paid for individual/team photos from the Fall Season and did not pick them up at the end of the year party in March, then please email your player’s name and address and we will mail them to you.
Email us:  landparkmotley@gmail.com

Help out the Sacramento Rugby Football Club – The Capitals
Fundrainsing BBQ to help pay for their summer 7s championship run
Thursday, July 26, 2018 starts at 6:30 PM
Club 2 Me – 4738 J St, Sacramento, California 95819
https://www.facebook.com/events/228061121167451

NIKE RUGBY CAMP – JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, SACRAMENTO, CA
Dates: July 30 – August 3, 2018 Ages: Youth Camp (7 – 12) Teen Camp (13 – 17)
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Youth) 1:00 – 4:00pm (Teen)
All Skill Levels Welcome, Boys and Girls Camp
Tuition: $225 – 10% off registration with code: JHSRUGBY
1.800.NIKE.CAMP | USSportsCamps.com
Director: Louis Stanfill, Jesuit HS Varsity Head Coach HIGHLIGHTS:
– Focus on individual skill development and team play
– Train with coaches from one of the nation’s most decorated HS programs
– Special appearances from National Team Players
– Nike Rugby Camp T-shirt

7s is not over. Register and play 7s or flag rugby at the World Youth Rugby Festival.  Our Rhinos partner, Orene Ai’i (2005 World 7s Player of the Year) will be there  teaching Rugby 101 – Fundamentals and skills development.  Wednesday  July 18 – Friday morning July 20    Twin Creeks Sports Complex, Sunnyvale, CA  Check out the schedule at https://worldyouthrugbyfestival.com/schedule/

WYR Festival is the first and only international rugby youth event that caters to a wide range of youth age groups U10 – U18, boys and girls.

The World is coming to SF in two weeks!  Who is going?
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, which features the world’s top 24 men’s and 16 women’s 7s teams, will be played on July 20-22 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Single day tickets on sale now for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 https://www.rwcsevens.com/news/332151   See You There!
It’s not too late:
Strength Training for RUGBY players with Lou Stanfill
USA EAGLE and 3 time World Cup Competitor
CrossFit Sacramento 1146 Fulton Ave
call Lou at 916 799 9749
Mon/Wed – 6:30am or 10:30am
Tue/Thu 3:30 pm
Sat/Sun 10:00 am
An emphasis will be placed on strength and explosive power to maximize performance and decrease injury. Classes are 90 minutes and will include a warm up, strength work, conditioning, and cool down with stretching. Seminars for how to improve performance away from the field planned.

Please turn in your jersey if you still have it. There will be a $35 fee for all jerseys not returned. You can mail it or drop it by 2900 Regina Way, Sacramento 95818. Please do so immediately so we can complete our inventory. Thank you.

 

If you ordered and paid for photos but could not attend the end of year party to pick them up, we will mail to you. Please send an email to landparkmotley@gmail.com with your player’s name, team, and address. Please give us a few weeks. 
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  

Rhinos Academy, an indoor facility.WHERE: 1940 Railroad Dr., Sacramento 95815

 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

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.

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