Current Status Is: Tackle
Teams must be current and in good standing. All Players, Coaches, and Admnistrators MUST be resgitered for the 2021 Spring Season to participate. Compliance with COVID .Protocols and Daily Monitoring in InjureFree is Required
Below is the Rugby Indiana COVID Return-To-Play Protocols. These are to be following by all programs approved by and registered with Rugby Indiana.
Players, Parents, Coaches, Administrators, etc - please be sure to read and understand this protocol.
It is important to note that these protocols are always superseded by Federal, State, and Local directives for COVID. Programs/Clubs/Teams are to follow those directives.
The World Rugby Charter and its values are important to the game of rugby, and to all of us in Rugby Indiana. Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline, and Respect are not just words, they are the values that make our sport special. The after-match social is a long-standing tradition in rugby. After a hard-fought match on the field there is nothing better than both teams sitting down and sharing a meal together. A time to celebrate the fun, the game and each other. This simple action results in the establishing of life-long friendships.
The Global COVID-19 Pandemic has changed how we do everything. After no matches in 2020, we are focused on providing rugby matches to our community as safely as we can. The after-match social poses a significant COVID transmission risk between players and adults staffing the food area. Additionally, there is increased costs of ensure foods are “Single-serve” to prevent cross exposure.
Indiana is one of the few states that can play rugby currently. The coaches, match officials, administrators, and volunteers are focused on the balance of the many benefits that playing sports provides children against the risks and restrictions related to COVID.
Due to COVID-19, After-Match Socials have been suspended for the duration of the 2021 Spring Season.
While we are disappointed this special part of our game must be paused, we are excited that children will again get to play rugby this spring.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to phase in rugby as safely as we can for the players, coaches, match officials, administrators, families, and fans.
All players, coaches, administrators (around the coaches/players) will need to be part of the InjureFree system used for daily reporting. Failure to report will result in a person not being eligible for practices/matches on those days. Failure to report for multiple days may result in the requirement to self-quarantine.
Temperature checks will be made for everyone attending matches, including spectators.
In consideration of the “Back On Track Indiana” roadmap to safely open Indiana, Rugby Indiana suggests that all players take a COVID test before participating in any rugby matches. The Indiana Sate Department of Health has free testing / free tests sites available.
Practices: Under the current Return To Play Protocol no spectators are allowed at any practices. Anyone who is not players, coaches, etc., should not be any place around the practice areas.
Matches: Under the current Return To Play Protocol only members of the immediate household may attend matches. They should remain in their household groups, and separate from other groups by 6 feet. Masks are required.
Rugby Indiana Refund Policy
Season Suspension / Cancelation Due To Force Majeure
Player’s fees are allocated throughout the entire year to cover all the costs of the services that are needed to support the various rugby programs and leagues. This is a common practice, especially for non-profits. Throughout the year we host coaching and referee certification clinics, coaching development, youth skills clinics, school PE training and grants, player welfare/safety monitoring and training, compliance monitoring of safety and other important policies, technology tools, club support, and so much more. Because Force Majeure is difficult to predict in type, timing, and scope of impact, we are unable to determine in advance any amount of refunds may be issued, if any at all. If there are any refunds due to Force Majeure, they will be determined based on the type, timing, and scope of the event.