In light of the continued presence of COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed by many colleges and collegiate rugby conferences across the country, ACRA has decided to cancel our Fall 15s Championship Season. We are saddened that teams will be unable to compete in our Fall Championship but believe that this is the safest course of action for all players, coaches, referees, and fans.
The cancellation of the fall championship will not dampen our desire to continue the advancement of our teams and women’s rugby. Our Education Committee has been diligently working to plan interactive online sessions for coaches and players alike. These sessions will allow team members to collaborate and continue to grow despite required social distancing measures. We will host sessions on many topics including but not limited to: attack and defense patterns, individual skills, fitness, academic planning, resume building, leadership, team bonding, and even a book club!
In addition, teams will still get to “compete” this fall through a team-based friendly competition with challenges every couple of weeks. These challenges can be done at a distance but will encourage teamwork, healthy habits, and fun!
We will use this time to plan for next spring when we hold our 7s Championship. To create opportunities for more player involvement at all levels, schools will be invited to submit more than one 7s team to tournaments . We look forward to seeing all teams play next spring and to crowning a new 7s champion! We will also work to provide competition to teams that desire to play spring 15s.
Thank you all for your understanding during this challenging time. We will see you on the computer screen soon and on the pitch next spring!