Regional All-Star Tournaments and the High School All-American Pathway

Regional All-Star Tournaments and the High School All-American Pathway

BOULDER, Colo. -- USA Rugby is excited to announce the new pathway to becoming a High School All-American. Players looking to become a High School All-American must attend one of the seven Regional All-Star Tournaments (RASTs) being held around the country. Each of these premier tournaments will play host to some of the top high school rugby around the nation. Not only will there be a weekend full of exceptional rugby but each RAST’s location will give attendees ample opportunity to explore the surrounding areas.

Boys and girls enrolled in high school for the 2012-2013 academic year are eligible to play in these tournaments. If interested they should inquire within their home state’s rugby organization about joining an all-star or travel team that will be attending one of the RASTs.

USA Rugby Selectors will be at each RAST. These selectors will be scouting for both the Boys HSAAs and the new Girls HSAA team. Many states will be sending both a Junior Varsity - freshmen and sophomores - and Varsity - juniors and seniors – team to these tournaments. The top 50 boys and the top 50 girls selected will be invited to the first annual High School All-American Stars vs. Stripes camp held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Watch videos and learn more about the High School All-Americans Stars vs. Stripes Program.

USA RUGBY REGIONAL ALL STAR TOURNAMENTS:

New England:
Tournament: New England Challenge Cup
Dates: June 15-16, 2013 (Both Men & Women's Brackets)
Location: Devens, MA. Recreation Center
Contact: Chris St. Onge; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Potomac:
Tournament: Challenge Cup
Dates: June 15-16, 2013 (Both Men & Women's Brackets)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA. Founder's Field
Contact: Kurt Mockenhaupt; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Midwest:
Tournament: Midwest All-Star Challenge
Dates: June 8-9, 2013 (Both Men & Women's Brackets)
Location: Elkhart, IN. Moose Rugby Grounds
Contact: Bart Bottorff; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South:
Tournament: South RAST
Dates: June 15 & 16. (Men & Women)
Location: Life University
Contact: Dan Payne; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pacific:
Host: Northern California Youth Rugby Association
Tournament: Pacific Coast All-Star Tournament
Dates: May 25-26, 2013. (Men & Women)
Location: San Francisco, CA. Treasure Island
Contact: John Riddering; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northwest:
Tournament: Great Northwest Challenge
Dates: June 15-16 (Men & Women)
Location: South Pugent Sound, WA
Contact: Chris Nesmith; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rocky Mountain:
Tournament: Rocky Mountain Challenge
Dates: June 14-16. (Men & Women)
Location: Aurora, CO. Aurora Sports Park
Contact: Geoff Calhoun; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please contact USA Rugby National Teams Administrator Nick Tricarico at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Comments (2)

  • Guest (Doug Mooneyham)

    Because USARugby has designated the RAST as high school All Star tournaments (as opposed to U-19 or U-17 as in the past), proof of age is no longer required. At check-in, each player will be required to present a valid high school ID for the 2012-2103 school year. There can be no exceptions to this requirement.

    What if the players high school does not provide school id's, but have other forms of enrollment proof? Are these forms with a photo ID, such as a valid drivers license, adequate?

    Thanks

  • Guest (Tracy)

    When will the HSAA teams be announced?