To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

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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.  Since that time, Morris has gone on to win the NJ State Girls Rugby Championship each of the following years.

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:  

Wednesday evening rugby-specific training sessions start on Jan. 4 from 7-8pm at the Sports Care Institute in Whippany. There is a $50/month fee for these sessions. Immediately following the strength and conditioning sessions we have team sessions from 8-9 also at Sports Care Institute. There is a one time fee of $50

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

SPRING SCHEDULE

Outdoor practices:  TBD

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.

 

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.

Middle and High School Girls Sneaker Drive

March 11, 2019

Got sneakers? Don’t throw them away! We’re running a sneaker drive and need them. We’ll earn $1.00 per every pair collected, and will go to our girls teams. Just bring your sneakers to the Dover Moose Lodge 541 on Saturday March 16, 2019 between 9 am and 2 pm.  Molded cleats are accepted too.

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St Patricks Day Parade March 9th 2019

March 6, 2019

Morris Rugby will be marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Morristown on Saturday March 9th. Come along and join in the fun. Wear your Morris Gear or your Irish Green. We will be meeting at the parking lot of the  Town Hall at 11.30. Please enter from the back entrance from Franklin Street.…

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**POSTPONED UNTIL WED., FEB. 27th** Eat wings and help the girls teams.

February 16, 2019

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER ~ NEW DATE IS WED., FEB. 27th!!! The High School and U14 girls are holding a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, February 27th at 343 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway. 11am -11pm Bring some friends, enjoy good wings and help the girls with their fundraising. For every…

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Former Morris High School Girls player selected for Eagles Performance Squad

February 12, 2019

Kat Ramage, a former Morris high school girls player and current Dartmouth player, has been named to the new Women’s Eagles (15’s) 2019 Performance Squad. Congratulations Kat!

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High School Girls ShopRite Card Fundraiser

February 12, 2019

Help the High School Girls with their fundraising whilst doing your Grocery Shopping. ShopRite cards can be used at any ShopRite or on-line and also make great gifts. Cards are available in $100, $50, $20, $10 or $5 amounts. To place your order In person – Give to Rachel, James or Cheryl Grimaldi. Via email…

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