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									  ALLIANCE RUGBY CLUB




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Welcome to the ARC
      -Welcome
      -ARC Vision, Mission, and Goals
      -OK, So What, Exactly, Is Rugby?
      -The Benefits of Rugby
      -ARC History
      -Youth Rugby Structure In Texas
      -Required Equipment
      -Required Forms
      -Dues & Fundraising
      -Volunteers
      -ARC Communications

Forms
        -Attachment 1:   ARC Player Profile & Kit Sizes Form
        -Attachment 2:   USA Rugby CIPP Form
        -Attachment 3:   Alliance Rugby Waiver Form (youth player)
        -Attachment 4:   Alliance Rugby Waiver Form (adult player)
        -Attachment 5:   Medical History Questionnaire
        -Attachment 6:   Tom Thumb Form
        -Attachment 7:   Sponsor Letter
        -Attachment 8:   Sponsorship Levels Sheet
        -Attachment 9:   2008 ARC T-shirt Sign Up Sheet

ARC Coaches & Parents Code of Ethics

2008 ARC Calendar of Events
                 Welcome to the ARC (Alliance Rugby Club)
I want to welcome you to finest rugby club in the country, the Alliance Rugby Club, commonly
called “the ARC”. We are a 501(c)(3) organization with both youth and adult sides (teams are
called “sides” in rugby) and members from all over the northeast Tarrant county area. Our
primary season runs from December through May for “15 players a side” rugby and throughout
the summer for “7 a side” or “7’s”. The ARC colors are black, white, and royal blue and the ARC
motto is “Fortes Fortuna Juvat” (“Fortune Favors the Brave”) which is integrated in our club logo.

                         ARC Vision, Mission, and Goals

                                          ARC VISION
Grow ARC into a state and nationally recognized organization for rugby fun, tradition, and
excellence while providing a strong “rugby family” for all members, alumni, and supporters.

                                           ARC MISSION
The Alliance Rugby Club is dedicated to the growth of youth rugby in North Texas.
We are also members of the Texas Youth Rugby Association (TYRA) and support them
in their goal of increasing the numbers of youth playing rugby in all of Texas.

We are a youth oriented club, whose main mission is teaching the wonderful game, and
rich traditions of rugby, to children of all ages.

Teaching RESPECT for teammates, opponents, referees, and each other is placed
above all else. Good sportsmanship is to be ingrained in all of our players.

Teach all our players that Rugby is a culture all its own, and all rugby players
are BROTHERS/SISTERS WORLDWIDE!


                                              ARC GOALS
2007/2008
-Heavy duty marketing and recruiting plan
         -schools, media, bumper stickers/zaps/t-shirts/hats
         -players from all local ISD’s (KISD, CISD, GCISD, NWISD)
-Repeat state champs
-2 x ARC youth clinics (pre-15’s season [fall/early winter], summer 7’s)
-Full JV side for playoffs
-Full U-15 side
-Full U-13 side
-U-11 and U-9 sides
-1 a month men’s social
-defined pitch & training facilities plan and timeline
         -Number of practice “pitches” options (Keller, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville)
-1 varsity travel trip
-Establish alumni tracking program
-Establish rugby scholarship assistance program for graduating seniors
-Establish a “sister” club
2011
-Develop a “serious” men’s side along with a social/”old boys” side
-Completed dedicated rugby pitch in north Tarrant
-International club trip
-multiple U-17, U-15, U-13, U-11 and U-9 sides

2012
-2 complete varsity sides
  nd
-2 dedicated rugby pitch in north Tarrant
-Clubhouse
                        OK, So What, Exactly, Is Rugby?
How about I start with the fact rugby is the second most popular sport in the world. Not yet in the
U.S. but that is rapidly changing. The “once-every-4-years” Rugby World Cup (RWC) was just
held in France, finishing in early October with the crowning of South Africa as the 2007 RWC
champion. The U.S. Eagles (the U.S. international competing team) did play in the RWC but had
a pretty tough time of it, going 0-for-5.

Rather than me trying to inadequately explain the game of rugby on this piece of paper, let me
direct you to:
         Links:
         Start first with: http://www.geocities.com/myirugby/whatisrugby.htm;
         Then go to the ARC website (http://www.alliancerugby.org/) and on the left side of the
home screen select “Rugby 101”. There is a good video (also on www.youtube.com under
“Rugby 101”) as well as a separate article giving a good overview of the game.

                                The Benefits of Rugby
Rugby has been called a combination of football (strange since American football evolved from
rugby), soccer, basketball, and chess. There can be no denying the fitness rugby demands from
running nearly non-stop for 30 minutes with a few minute break at half time followed by another
30 minutes (adult rugby runs for 40 minute halves). Since every player has to play both offense
and defense, ball handling, evasive running, and tackling skills are enhanced by playing rugby.
Jumping and the associated battle for the ball during the lineout bring out the comparison to
basketball. And finally, because each and every rugby player on the pitch (the field) must
constantly read and react to both the opposition as well as his own side (team), the mental acuity
comparison to chess is brought in. I guarantee if your rugger plays other sports, their
performance will be greatly enhanced through their rugby experience.

And of course, there is the culture of rugby. Sportsmanship, camaraderie between teammates
and opponents, and the absolute nature of rugby as a team sport are all paramount and
considered defining characteristics of the game. It’s also what makes the ARC a rugby “family”
more than just a sporting club.

For football players, go to the ARC website, www.alliancerugby.org, and on the left hand side of
the home page, select “Be A Better Football Player”.
                                        ARC History
In late 2002 five former Rugby Players, all with kids of various ages, began discussing the
forming of a Rugby Club focused on Youth participation. All had been long time Rugby players
and have realized the benefits of the sport, fitness, camaraderie, sportsmanship and competition
and the ethics that come with participation in team sports. Alliance Rugby Club was formed and
began competing in the Texas Rugby Union (TRU) with Under 12 and Under 15 years of age and
HS teams. The club was formed as a 501(c)(3) organization, giving contributions to the ARC a
tax deductible status.

Since then we have won many TRU matches and several tournaments. We have had several
hundred kids compete for us in the past 4 years. These kids include boys and girls of all ages and
backgrounds. We have had several free Youth Rugby Clinics in nearby communities that are less
fortunate than ours. While we are sports oriented we believe education comes first. We support
parents’ efforts to keep their kids in school and getting good grades. We currently have several
former HS players attending local colleges and are still playing Rugby. Rugby is a life time sport
and many of our coaches and administrators played well into their 30s and 40s. The game of
Rugby is played around the world and is growing in popularity in the US. Several Universities
have Rugby scholarship programs and we hope to see our kids getting some of those benefits.

For a copy of the “ARC Bylaws”, go to the club website, www.alliancerugby.org, select “Club
Documents” from the left side of the home page and then select “Bylaws of Alliance Rugby Club”.

                         Youth Rugby Structure In Texas
Youth rugby starts at the either the local club level, drawing it’s players from numerous schools in
it’s area (the ARC is an example of this) or a single school rugby team (Jesuit and Allen High
Schools are examples of this). All youth rugby organizations in Texas belong to the Texas Youth
Rugby Association (TYRA) which is the organization responsible for the growth and playing of
youth rugby in Texas. Adult and collegiate rugby in Texas is governed by the Texas Rugby Union
(TRU) which in turn works through the Western Regional Rugby Union (WRFU), then through
USA Rugby, and finally to the international ruling body for rugby, the International Rugby Union
(IRU). In the past, youth rugby in Texas worked through these same channels but in the spring of
2007, the youth clubs voted to have a separate youth organization in Texas and TYRA was
borne. TYRA works directly with USA Rugby (and in turn the IRU) for most youth related issues.
There are still a couple of carry over areas where TYRA works with TRU during the transition.
                              New Player Information

                                  Required Equipment
As a parent, this is one of the great things about rugby! Required equipment consists of: (1)
cleats (no toe cleat unless the cleats are molded), (2) mouth guard, (3) kit (jersey, shorts, socks).

We will need your player’s jersey, shorts, and sock sizes for ordering their kit as soon as possible.
It can take upwards of 4 weeks to get some of the kit and season starts the first week of
February with some scrimmage matches in January! Please fill out the kit sizing sheet
(attachment 1 in the “Forms” section).

                                      Required Forms
ARC Player Profile & Kit Sizes Form

USA Rugby CIPP Form: all players MUST BE CIPP’d (“Club & Individual Participation
Program”) which is the registration process for USA Rugby, the governing body for all organized
rugby activities in the U.S.
         -you can fill out the CIPP form and give it back to the club to register your player
(preferred method; CIPP fees will be included with dues) or you can register on line yourself at:
http://usarugby.org/default.asp; if you “self CIPP”, be sure to register yourself with the “Alliance
U-19 Rugby Club” for varsity players, “Alliance Rugby Club Youth” for all other youth players, or
“Alliance Men’s Rugby Club (Texas)” for the men’s side.

Alliance Rugby Waiver Form (either youth or adult as appropriate for the player’s age)

Medical History Questionnaire
                                   Dues & Fundraising

Dues

The dues structure are based on 3 “costs of doing business” with youth rugby.

The first is the CIPP registration. If the player CIPP’s online on their own
(http://www.usarugby.org/default.asp), there are two important things to remember. First, since
USA Rugby will charge you at the time you CIPP, the ARC dues will be reduced by the CIPP fee
($30 for varsity players, $10 for all other youth, $50 for adults). Two, remember to register with
the correct Alliance Rugby Club as listed in the above “Required Forms” section under “USA
Rugby CIPP Form.

The second “cost” is the cost of the kit. This will vary depending on the deal the club can get and
the amount of any “jersey sponsor” monies the club can raise.

The third “cost” is the cost of running the club. Even though we are a volunteer organization,
there are many costs of operating the club, both one time and recurrent. Foremost amongst our
costs are the costs of field rental, referee fees, and field lighting charges. We also have costs
associated with training equipment, field setup/marking, club administration costs, and
advertising.

The annual dues structure is as follows (includes CIPP registration, kit, and club dues):

                 Adults:          $150 + CIPP
                 Varsity & JV:    $175
                 Under-15:        $155
                 Under-13:        $135
                 Under-11/9:      $125

Fundraising
We don’t want playing for the ARC to be cost prohibitive for any of our players and so we’ve tried
to set up a method for players to defray some or all of their costs through fund raising. The ARC
has ongoing fundraising efforts of collecting old/used printer ink cartridges and cell phones as
well as selling club t-shirts. Each player has a fundraising account that is used to defray their
expenses. The players contribute to this account by getting 50% credit for any ink cartridges or
cell phones they collect and $9.50 credit for every 2008 ARC club t-shirt they sell. T-shirts sell for
$15 each. 2008 ARC t-shirt sales forms are Attachment 9.

Sponsorships are an important part of any 501(c)(3) organizations (contributions to the ARC are
tax deductible!), and the ARC is no exception. We’ve included 2 attachments in this packet you
can use when speaking with potential sponsors. Sponsorships and/or donations can be to the
general ARC for or for specific purposes (scholarships, jerseys/equipment, youth only, etc.).

An additional form of fundraising and one that takes very little effort but has potentially substantial
rewards for the ARC, is the donation program run by 3 of the largest local groceries in our area,
Tom Thumb, Kroger, and Albertsons. ARC is a registered charitable organization at each grocer
and when shoppers use their cards while checking out at the stores, the store automatically
donates a percentage of the sale to the ARC. This is at absolutely no cost to the supporter and is
part of the grocers’ preferred customer programs which offer substantial discounts to shoppers.
At Kroger and Albertsons, each time you check out you simply present a card we supply you with
that has the ARC donation barcode imprinted on the card. The other grocer program, Tom
Thumb, utilizes their existing “Reward Card” program, and once you have a Tom Thumb “Reward
Card”, you submit a very short “Reward Application” form (Attachment 6 in this packet) to the
ARC Treasurer, Erik Moorhead, or Fundraising Chair, Jacque Bachman. We will turn it in to Tom
Thumb for you and from that point on anytime you use your Tom Thumb “Reward Card” a
percentage donation is given to the club.



                                         Volunteers
The ARC is an all volunteer organization. As such, without adequate volunteer help from the
membership, we will cease to function. There are some tremendously talented, hard working,
and talented coaches, administrators, and volunteers working for the ARC right now but we need
more help and support in order to continue functioning as the world class organization we are. I
know everyone has many, many demands on their time and talents and each of us vary from one
another with what we can offer, how much, and when. For some of us, we have some time to
offer, for others it may be specific skill sets, a strong desire to volunteer, financial, personal
connections, or any number of other things. I would just ask each of you to please let us know if
you can help in any way for any amount of time. There are constantly things that need to be
done. And if you do have a little time, we desperately need help with some of our standing
committees: administrators for each of our sides, audio visual support, equipment, facilities,
fundraising, marketing & PR, and scholarships are some places we where we are in dire need of
help.

If you are willing to help when you have time, please let myself or ARC Vice President Sam
Wilcox know and we’ll just put you down for “maybe” and we’ll know we can ask and if you can
help great and if not, no big thing.
                                 ARC Communications
The primary means of communication of ARC information is via the weekly “ARC This Week”
where we try to keep an up-to-date listing of calendar events and activities. We also put a link to
some good rugby video at the end. If there are special, short notice events, we put out “ARC
Blasts” to get the information out in a timely manner. While I personally prefer to talk to folks in
person, with the size of the club it is not practical to pass information that way most of the time.
So we’ll save the “jawing” for the games and practices when we can all get together and socialize
as a “rugby family”. That said, please don’t hesitate to call me anytime you have a question,
comment, complaint, suggestion, or just want to talk.

Mike "Kentucky"Jefferson
Alliance Rugby Club (ARC) President
2007 Texas State High School Champions
(h) 817-722-8209
(c) 504-610-3866
tuckf15@aol.com
Player Profile Sheet
Athlete
Name:_______________________________________ Age:_______ DOB:_________________

Address:______________________________________________________________________

City, State, & Zip:_______________________________________________________________

Phone:(___)___________________ E-mail:__________________________________________

Parents
Father:________________________ Occupation:_____________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________________
(If different from above)

City, State, & Zip:_______________________________________________________________

Phone:(____)______________________ E-mail:______________________________________

Mother:________________________ Occupation:_____________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________________
(If different from above)

City, State, & Zip:_______________________________________________________________

Phone:(____)__________________ E-mail:__________________________________________

Athletes Information (specify adult or child on sizes)
School:__________________________________Grade:____________

Ht:___________ Wt:______________ Shirt size:______________________________________

Shorts size/waist:_____________________ Sock/shoe size:_____________________________

List any athletic experience, positions, and athletic accomplishments/awards (Include other

school sports):_________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Attachment 1
                     Alliance Rugby Club
         RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

     Name of Child:______________________________________________

                                      CONTACT INFORMATION (For Parent/Guardian)

     Parent's Name:           _____________________________________

     Home Phone Number: _____________________________________

     Cell Phone Number:      _____________________________________

      The above-named child and the undersigned parent and/or guardian of the above named
child, understand and acknowledge that the sport of rugby entails both known and unknown
risks, including, but not limited to, physical and emotional injury from falling, tackling, and
colliding.
      Knowing these risks, the undersigned assume full responsibility and voluntarily participate
in the sport of rugby. The undersigned, individually and on behalf of the above-named child,
hereby voluntarily and expressly release, indemnify, forever discharge and hold harmless the
Alliance Rugby Football Club (including its coaches, administrators and referees), and the
United States Rugby Football Union (the “Released Parties) from any and all liability, claims,
demands, causes or rights of action, whether personal to the undersigned, to the above
named child, or to a third party which are in any way connected with the above-named child’s
participation in the sport of rugby, including those claims allegedly caused by the sole
negligence, recklessness, or gross negligence of the Released Parties.
     In consideration of the above-named child being permitted to participate in the sport of
rugby, the undersigned further agree to indemnify the Released Parties from any and all
claims which are brought by, on behalf of, or through the above-named child, including those
claims allegedly caused by the sole negligence, recklessness, or gross negligence of the
Released Parties.
      The undersigned child further agrees to abide by any safety-related instructions given by
the coaches and administrators of the Alliance Rugby Football Club with respect to
participation in the practicing and playing of the sport of rugby.


______________________________________________________________
Signature of Child                                                              Date


______________________________________________________________
Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                    Date
Attachment 3
                        Alliance Rugby Club
            RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT



        Name of adult player:____________________________________________________

         The above-named adult player understands and acknowledges that the sport of rugby
entails both known and unknown risks, including, but not limited to, physical and emotional injury
from falling, tackling, and colliding.

         Knowing these risks, the undersigned assumes full responsibility and voluntarily
   participates in the sport of rugby. The above-named adult player, hereby voluntarily and
   expressly releases, indemnifies, forever discharges and holds harmless the Alliance Rugby
   Football Club (including its coaches, administrators and referees), and the United States
   Rugby Football Union (the “Released Parties) from any and all liability, claims, demands,
   causes or rights of action, to the above named adult player, or to a third party which are in any
   way connected with the above-named adult player’s participation in the sport of rugby,
   including those claims allegedly caused by the sole negligence, recklessness, or gross
   negligence of the Released Parties.
         In consideration of the above-named adult player being permitted to participate in the
   sport of rugby, the adult player further agrees to indemnify the Released Parties from any and
   all claims which are brought by, on behalf of, or through the above-named adult player,
   including those claims allegedly caused by the sole negligence, recklessness, or gross
   negligence of the Released Parties.
         The undersigned adult player further agrees to abide by any safety-related instructions
   given by the coaches and administrators of the Alliance Rugby Football Club with respect to
   participation in the practicing and playing of the sport of rugby.




   ___________________________________________________________________________
   Signature of adult player                                                                Date
   Attachment 4
MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONAIRE
PLAYER INFORMATION:

First Name: _____________________________________

Last Name:____________________________________

Date of Birth: ____/_____/_____ Age: ____ Sex: _______Phone:(_____)___________________

Emergency Contact: ________________________________Relationship:__________________

Phone:(____)_______________________

PLEASE CIRCLE NO OR YES AND LIST DETAILS AS REQUESTED. ALL INFORMATION
WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND APPLIED ONLY TO EMERGENCY CARE SITUATIONS.
USE THE BACK OF THE PAGE IF REQUIRED FOR MORE WRITING SPACE.

NO/YES Do you have any allergies? (Foods, medications, etc.) Please list:

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Do you regularly take any over the counter and/or prescription medication? Please list
and provide reasons: ____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever been told that you have (had) asthma or exercise induced asthma? List

medications: ___________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever been diagnosed with any major diseases or conditions? (diabetes,

epilepsy, heart disease, etc.) List: __________________________________________________

NO/YES Do you have or have you ever had a hernia or rupture? List dates if repaired:_________

_____________________________________________________________________________


NO/YES Have you ever been knocked out or had a concussion or other closed head injury?

List dates: ____________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever injured the bones, ligaments, nerves, or discs of your neck and back that

disabled you for a week or longer? List injury/dates:____________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever had a broken bone or fracture? Right or Left List bones/dates:________
_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever had a shoulder/elbow or wrist injury that disabled you for a week or

longer? R or L List injury/dates: ___________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever injured the ligaments in your knee? Right or Left List injury/dates:_____

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you ever had an ankle injury that disabled you for a week or longer? (dislocation,

sprain, separation, etc.) Right or Left List injury/dates:__________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Do you presently have a rod, pin, screw, or plate anywhere in your body? Where? List

injury/dates: ___________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Do you wear contact lenses or removable dental appliances while participating in your

sport? List items: _______________________________________________________________

NO/YES Have you experienced any major surgery? List:________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Are you current on all immunizations? List special considerations:__________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

NO/YES Do you have any other conditions you wish to make us aware? Please specify and give

details:_______________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

THE ABOVE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED COMPLETELY AND TRUTHFULLY TO
THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT RELEASES ALL
INFORMATION TO ASSIT IN THE APPLICATION OF NECESSARY EMERGENCY CARE.

_____________________________________________________________________________
PLAYER NAME/SIGNATURE DATE

_____________________________________________________________________________
PARENT/LEGALGUARDIAN NAME/SIGNATURE DATE

Attachment 5
Draw in a consistent flow of new customer traffic and
promote your business…let the Alliance Rugby Football Club
go to work for you!

Did you know…
   Rugby is the fastest growing sports in the United States and the
    second most popular sport in the world consistently filling 80,000
    seat stadiums for international match play.

   The number of rugby teams in the U.S. is growing by leaps and
    bounds. Texas alone has increased its high school rugby teams to
    more than 30 in recent years.

   The allure of rugby is easy to understand being a fast-paced, hard-
    hitting game that is 80 minutes long with no timeouts and only a 5-
    minute half time!

   Most appealing to this sport, there is a position for everyone who
    wants to play… stocky, thin, short or tall, rugby is a social sport that
    praises competition and through tradition demands good
    sportsmanship, good cheer and camaraderie.

   Loyalty and pride is inherent in each player, and most wear their
    team attire, complete with sponsors’ logos, at nearly every
    opportunity.

   Each team averages 30 players then, there’s family and friends. The
    constant exposure for a sponsor is tremendous throughout the year.

   The reality and quick growth of rugby is the need for recruiting,
    dedicated playing fields and travel between cities and states. To be
    competitive, attract new players, travel to events locally and
    nationally, paying for travel and accommodations is difficult for the
    average amateur player without support of local sponsors.
      For a relatively small investment and contribution, rest assured you
       will be promoted, recognized, appreciated and have helped grow and
       be a part of the success of one of the great rugby clubs in the DFW
       metro.

      The Alliance Rugby Football Club needs your financial assistance.
       You can rest assured every player, coach and club member
       understands the importance of our sponsors and makes a concerted
       effort to promote one of the most important and valuable assets of
       the team….you as our sponsor.

      The Alliance Rugby Football Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
       organization, meaning your sponsorship funds may be tax
       deductible. In addition, as an incentive, some of our sponsors may
       provide you and your organization’s employees with discounts on
       goods or services from time to time as an incentive for you to
       become a sponsor.

      Everyone wins when you sponsor Alliance Rugby Football Club. It’s
       for your business, the community, our kids and the sport of rugby
       football.

       Please contact me to discuss the sponsorship levels and the
       benefits you are likely to receive.

       Sincerely,




       Jacque Bachman
       Fundraising Chair
       Alliance Rugby Club
       817-881-6228
       jacque.bachman@fedex.com


Attachment 7
Does your business need a
     tax deduction?
Support our 501(c)(3) non-profit*
      Youth Rugby Club
                    Sponsorship Opportunities
   Alliance Rugby Club is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax
          deductible. *501(c)(3) documentation available upon request




            $100                            $250                          $500

 Alliance Rugby Club T-Shirt     Alliance Rugby Club T-Shirt     Alliance Rugby Club Jersey
        Team Picture                    Team Picture              Team Picture
                                    Logo on Web/Signage             Logo on Web/Signage

           $1,000                   Corporate Sponsor               Other Sponsor

 Alliance Rugby Club Jersey    $1200 - Logo on Jersey (Sleeve)
        Team Picture           $1500 - Logo on Jersey (Breast)
     Logo on Team T-shirt        $2500 - Logo on Warm-ups          $_________________
    Logo on Web/Signage           $3000 - Logo on Kit-Bags




Thank you for your support. We appreciate your consideration for sponsorship at
any level.


Jacque Bachman
Fundraising Chair
jacque.bachman@fedex.com
817-881-6228

Attachment 8
                           COACHES' CODE OF ETHICS
As a coach of youth rugby, a member of USA Rugby and the Texas Rugby Union, I pledge to
uphold the following guidelines.

       I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal
        desire to win.
       I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and
        physical development for the same age group.
       I will do my best to provide a safe playing environment for my players.
       I will promise to review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my
        players.
       I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
       I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship.
       I will be knowledgeable in the laws of rugby, and will teach these laws to my players.

                           PARENTS' CODE OF ETHICS
As a parent and supporter of the Alliance Rugby Club, an organization that is committed to
fostering the growth of its youth and rugby in the North Texas area, I will abide by the following
guidelines. I understand that deterring from these guidelines could result in a revocation of my
rights as a member.

       I will be responsible for my conduct while at practice and games.
       I will be responsible for the conduct of others who attend team functions in my behalf
        (friends, relatives, etc.).
       I will follow all rules pertaining to the facilities that hold team functions.
       I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players,
        coaches, and officials at every game, practice, and event.
       I will place the emotional and physical well being of the children ahead of a personal
        desire to win.
       I will remember that the game is for youth, not for adults.
       I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect.
       I will honor the rules, ethics, and code of conduct for rugby, the Alliance Rugby Club, the
        Texas Rugby Union, and USA Rugby.
                        ARC Calendar of Events
               (note: schedules for Under 15/13/11/9 have not yet been finalized)

                                            2007
                                             DEC
10 Dec (Mon): What: Rugby signup; Where: Academy Sports 1523 W. Hwy 114, Grapevine;
When: 3-8 PM

11 Dec (Tue): What: Varsity boys/Varsity girls/JV boys practice; Where: Keller HS soccer fields
behind HS; When: 4:30 PM until dark
       -Keller HS is located at 601 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX 76248

13 Dec (Thu): What: Varsity boys/Varsity girls/JV boys practice; Where: Keller HS soccer
fields behind HS; When: 4:30 PM until dark
         -Keller HS is located at 601 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX 76248

NEW! 13 Dec (Thu): What: Meeting of Keller Parks & Recreation; Where: Keller City Hall
(1100 Bear Creek Pkwy); When: 7 PM

14 Dec (Fri): What: ARC Parents & Coaches Organizational Meeting; Where & When: TBD

16 Dec (Sun): What: ARC general committee meeting: Where & When: TBD

18 Dec (Tue): What: Varsity boys/Varsity girls/JV boys practice; Where: Keller HS soccer fields
behind HS; When: 4:30 PM until dark
       -Keller HS is located at 601 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX 76248

20 Dec (Thu): What: Varsity boys/Varsity girls/JV boys practice; Where: Keller HS soccer
fields behind HS; When: 4:30 PM until dark
         -Keller HS is located at 601 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX 76248

                  25 DEC (TUE): MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE ARC!
                               The best to you and yours.

27 Dec (Thu): What: Varsity boys/Varsity girls/JV boys practice; Where: Keller HS soccer
fields behind HS; When: 4:30 PM until dark
         -Keller HS is located at 601 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX 76248
                                            2008
                                             JAN
Jan: U-15/13/11/9 sides begin practice; What & When: TBD

3 Jan (Thu): What: Varsity/JV side practices start up again; Where: KYA fields in Keller; When:
4:30-6:30 PM
        -Practice will be held every Tue & Thu until further advised

12 Jan (Sat): What: ARC men’s side vs. Arlington; Where & When: TBD

12-13 Jan (Sat-Sun): What: OU Rugby Clinic (note: we’ll head out Fri PM after school);
Details: Clinic for both boys and girls of all ages 6-19; Where: OU campus; When: TBD

12-13 Jan (Sat-Sun): What: Canterbury Rugby Clinic in Houston; Where & When: TBD

19-20 Jan (Sat-Sun): What: Canterbury Rugby Clinic in Dallas; Details: Clinic is for boys and
girls ages 15-19; Where: TBD When: 9 AM-4 PM Sat, 9 AM-1 PM Sun

26 Jan (Sat): What: ARC Men’s side vs. DARC; Where: Lake Highlands; When: 2 PM

26 Jan (Sat): What: Friendly match with Bixby, OK U-19; Where: Norman, OK; When: TBD;
Note: Bixby will host

                                             FEB
1 Feb (Fri): What: U-19 “Black” Merit match w/Coppell; Where: KYA; When: 7:30 PM

1 Feb (Fri): What: First ARC cup match of 2008! U-17 vs. Allen; Where: KYA; When:
following U-19 Black match

2 Feb (Sat): What: U-19 “Black” Merit match w/Grand Prairie; Where: KYA; When: 12 PM

6 Feb (Wed): What: U-17 Cup match w/Jesuit; Where: Jesuit; When: 5 PM
                                   st
6 Feb (Wed): What: U-19 “White” 1 Cup match w/Jesuit; Where: Jesuit; When: 6:30 PM

6 Feb (Wed): What: U-19 “Black” Merit match w/Jesuit; Where: Jesuit; When: 8:00 PM

9 Feb (Sat): What: ARC men’s side vs. Ft Worth; Where & When: TBD

15 Feb (Fri): What: U-17 Cup match w/Allen; Where: Allen; When: 6 PM

15 Feb (Fri): What: U-19 “Black” Merit match w/Allen; Where: Allen; When: 7:30 PM

23 Feb (Sat): What: ARC men’s’ side vs. Diablos; Where & When: TBD

23-24 Feb (Sat-Sun): What: U-17/U-19 Tourney; Where: Tulsa, OK: When: All Day

28 Feb (Fri): What: U-17 Cup match w/Quins Colts; Where: Rockwall; When: 5 PM

28 Feb (Fri): What: U-19 “White” Cup match w/Quins Colts; Where: Rockwall; When: 6 PM
                                 st
28 Feb (Fri): What: U-19 “Black” 1 Cup match w/Quins Colts; Where: Rockwall; When: 7:30
PM


                                          MAR
1 Mar (Sat): What: U-19 “Black” Cup match w/Plano; Where: KYA; When: TBD

6 Mar (Thu): What: U-17 Cup match w/Jesuit; Where: KYA; When: 5 PM

6 Mar (Thu): What: U-19 “White” Cup match w/Jesuit; Where: KYA; When: 6:30 PM

6 Mar (Thu): What: U-19 “Black” Cup match w/Ft Worth; Where: KYA; When: 7:30 PM

8-9 Mar (Sat-Sun): What: Dallas Jesuit U-17/U-19 Rugby Tournament; Where: Dallas Jesuit
Prepatory School (12345 Inwood Dr. Dallas); When: All Day

15 Mar (Sat): What: U-19 “White” Cup match w/Grand Prairie; Where: KYA; When: 12 PM

15 Mar (Sat): What: ARC men’s side vs. Arlington; ARC hosts; Where: Gateway Park;
When: TBD

15-23 Mar (Sat thru Sun): What: Spring Break!

29 Mar (Sat): What: ARC men’s side vs. DARC; Where & When: TBD

29 Mar (Sat): What: “Gareth Jones Tournament” Rugby for ALL AGES TX youth tournament;
Where: Texas A&M; When: All Day

30 Mar (Sun): What: TX U-17/U-19 Select Camp; Where: Texas A&M; When: All Day


                                          APR
3 Apr (Thu): What: U-19 “Black” Cup match w/Ft Worth; Where: Gateway; When: 6 PM

5 Apr (Sat): What: U-19 “Black” Cup match w/Plano; Where: Plano; When: 12 PM

11 Apr (Fri): What: U-17 Cup match w/Quins Colts; Where: Gateway; When: TBD

11 Apr (Fri): What: U-19 “White” Cup match w/Quins Colts; Where: Gateway; When: 6:30 PM

11 Apr (Fri): What: U-19 “Black” Cup match w/Quins Colts; Where: Gateway; When: 8 PM

12 Apr (Sat): What: U-19 “White” Cup match w/Grand Prairie; Where: Cottonwood/McFalls
Park ; When: 12 PM

19-20 Apr (Sat-Sun): What: TYRA Quarter Finals; Where: Higher Seeded Team Hosts;
When: All Day

26-27 Apr (Sat-Sun): What: TYRA State Finals; Where: Austin; When: All Day
                                           MAY
        May: ARC Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet, and Crawfish Boil; Date, Time and
Location TBD

3-4 May (Sat-Sun): What: TYRA All Stars/Select Camp; Where: TBD; When: All Day

10-11 May (Sat-Sun): What: Western regional high school playoffs; Where: St Louis

17 May (Sat): What: ARC Fest; Where & When: TBD

30 May-1 Jun (Fri-Sun): What: USA Rugby HS Boys & Girls Nationals; Where: Pittsburgh, PA
(“Founders Field”)

                                           JUN
Jun: U-19 & U-17 Select side tournaments


                                           JUL
6-27 Jul: Durban, South Africa “Sharks Academy” rugby camp

								
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