GRR: Southern California
After 11 months of no rugby or perhaps only modified 7s, rugby union at the high school level is making its return in the Carolinas.
Following host state health rules and relying on private insurance, several teams met up for a big preseason weekend of 15s rugby in Rock Hill, South Carolina over President's Day Weekend.
This is an Op-Ed Column by Josh Williams — COVID-19, whether we wanted it or not, has provided us an opportunity to reassess what we are doing and how to do it better moving forward. For those of us that are actively involved in youth rugby, this time is especially important, as we face multiple growing pains both within our clubs and the regions we play in.
All the talk about what the future of Youth and High School rugby will look like, one glimpse at the future might be had in Southern California.
The Southern California Interscholastic Rugby Federation (SCIRF) will return this school year, albeit a bit later than usual, and will do so with growth on its mind.
Annual Southern California single-school power La Jolla has a new coaching staff.
Longtime Head Coach Bill Leversee is stepping down, and the former Eagle has enjoyed a long period of success. He will be replaced by Ethan Willis and Ian Denham, two teammates from the OMBAC rugby club who were previously coaching at St. Augustine.
The Southern California Interscholastic Rugby Federation league has announced how it will adjust its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SCIRF is a league of single-school boys HS teams that follow California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regulations and usually plays from December through February.