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Posted October 31st, 2008 - Updated 05/08/09

 

MOOSE RUGBY GROUNDS PROTOCOL

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Welcome:
 

We would like to congratulate you and your Team on making it to this exciting challenge in Collegiate Rugby.  This event host/site will provide a safe and fun weekend of great Rugby competition.  The Event Staff will provide top quality playing grounds, facilities and a first class event from start to finish.  We require and demand your support with following all the rules so this is a perfect experience for all Teams. 

Please distribute this information to your Club/Team, Fans, Parents, and Coaches, so when we tell Mom she can't have

her dog on site or Dad he can't park on the grass, they are not surprised.  This is NOT your typical Rugby facility, and thus

it will not be your typical event . . . it will be better . . . thanks!.

FACILITY RULES

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NO ANIMALS:  Dogs, cats, etcetera, at any time

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NO PARKING ON GRASS OR DRIVE

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NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

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NO VULGAR LANGUAGE

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No Grills or Fires

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CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE SUPERVISED

 

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The Moose #599, the Rugby Grounds, and its Sponsors will NOT be held liable for Damage, Property Loss, Injury, and/or Death.

 

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MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a quality park and setting for the game of Rugby, and other athletic events where athletes, coaches, and

spectators can thrive.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Gate and Entry:

 

 

Upon check-in your Team will be given admission passes.  All Teams should check-in for the first time at the front gate area only, and do so as a complete Team.  There will be a representative just outside the main gate to review your Team documentation.

 

Check-in:

 

 

Teams will line up alphabetically.  Each player will presnt a photo ID, and that ID will be checked against a CIPP listing provided by each Team, and printed from the USA Rugby website.  Check-in times are 2 hours prior to each Teams first match.  Please be on time for this check-in process.

One gate pass per CIPP listed Player will be issued (plus coaches) during check-in.  Players and Coaches must present these passes to enter the facility at all times . . . no exceptions.  All fans will be charged a $5.00 per day or $7.00 weekend pass fee.

 

Concessions & Restrooms:

 

 

The Grounds has full 'on site' concessions.  Teams can expect a full hot menu and several cold drinks at reasonable rates.  Restrooms are next to the concession area under the pavilion.  Please use the restrooms . . . not a tree . . . failure to do so, comply, is cause for removal!

 

Teams Camp Sites: 

 

 

Please stick to the assigned site location as posted.  Sites shown upon check-in.  This helps us to find you if needed. Please clean up your site from all trash and such after each day.  We may mow the fields and facility each night & turn on sprinklers, so please collect the trash and use bins. 

 

Tents:

 

 

Teams may order tents from AAYS Rental.  They may only be delivered on Friday prior to the event as the host staff will be there to direct the tent company for set up locations.  No Team may erect its own tent without checking with the host staff first due to irrigation line, and past breaking of those lines by Teams.

Tent rental:  Call 574-256-1110 and ASK FOR ED

 Tent size/cost:  10 X 10 = $130.00  | 16 x 16 = $155.00  |  20 X 20 = $185

 

Trainers  |  Doctor  |  Hospital:

 

 

The event will have one (1) Medical Trainer on site all weekend.  See the Medical Tent for your needs.  Pre-match taping is also available for no cost if you provide the tape.  Teams will be responsible to attend to minor injuries and getting players to the Medical Tent.  The hospital is 10 minutes away if needed, and Directions will be at the Medical Tent as well as the Concession Stand, and in the packet your Club/Team received.  Only Referees will be able to call medical assistance onto the field.

 

Ropes & Restraints: 

 

 

No Players are to be in front of the ropes at anytime.  Two Coaches from each Team will be allowed in front on each sideline (4 total Coaches from each Team).  Coaches are expected to control Players, Parents, Fans, and fellow Coaches at all times.  You must demand good sportsmanship, use of language, and behavior standards.  Teams should occupy opposite sides of the fields during all matches. 

 

Parking: 

 

 

There is paved parking in front of the facility for 300+ cars.  There is also a back parking lot that fills quickly for another 200 cars.  The driveway between the fields will be closed for traffic.  All gate traffic is walk-thru only.  Busses should drop off and pick up in the front lot.  Event Security Staff Member will direct traffic . . . please obey them.

 

Hotel information: 

 

 

Most hotels are no more the 4 minutes from the Grounds.   Please list your hotel with the check-in Staff Member so we know how to reach you if needed.

 

Pre-Game Warm-Ups:

 

 

The festival field (directly Behind the lodge bldg) is often open for pre-match warm-ups.  Warm-up at your discretion in other common sense areas.  No warm-ups are allowed on the fields before any games.  Also, Team chants, field grinding should be done off the field playing area. 

 

Match & Event Discipline: 

 

 

The Referee will have the final say in all on field issues.  Yellow and Red Cards will be reported to the Midwest.  An issued Red Card is dismissal for the event.  Local Police will be on site for event security as well as Event Security Staff Members . . . please obey their requests.  Anyone can and will be escorted, from the Grounds by Police, that is not acting in an orderly fashion.  Teams are expected to control all Fans, Parents, Players, and Coaches at all times, and act with sportsmanship.  Players caught stealing from vendors will be removed and prosecuted.  That Player's Team will also not be allowed to return for 2 years to the event.

 

Tournament game balls: 

 

 

The games balls must be returned to the Referee after each match.

 

Tournament T-Shirts: 

 

 

The host will be selling event T-shirts for Players, Fans, Parents, and Coaches.  The cost of the T-shirts will be $12.00 each, and for sale near the Pavilion on Saturday.

 

Trash & Clean up: 

 

 

Please keep the grounds clean by using the trash bins.  Your site is your responsibility to keep clean.  Your Union may lose a seed next season if your site is not clean each day when you leave the Grounds.

 

The Pavilion:

 

 

The Pavilion seats about 200 people.  It is not a dressing room or camp area.  It is for vendors, and for people to enjoy the Concession Area.

NO PETS OR GRILLS ARE ALLOWED INTO THE GROUNDS FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS

 

Play Area for Kids:

 

 

There is a great play area for young kids.  They must be supervised at all times by an adult.  Also, understand that this area is near the field, and balls do fly into the play area.  As always, “play at your own risk”.

 

The Lodge: 

 

 

The Moose Lodge building, or main building in front, is a private Club . . . you may not go into the main Lodge for any reason.  Thanks for your cooperation.

 

THE GAMES

 

Games will be two (2) 40 minute halves directed by Midwest assigned Referees.  Overtime will be two (2) 10 minute periods (not sudden death), and then, if still tied, a 5 minute sudden death period.

 

Event Format: 

 

 

Brackets & event schedules will be posted on the white board at the back of the Pavilion at all times, and updated after each match.  Please check the board for game times, field locations, and such.  All games must be played/honored or your school may loose a seed next year.  All games will be played on the Red & White fields (the Blue field is CLOSED and no Teams should be on it for any reason.  Teams may worm-up in the festival field area.

 

Scoreboards: 

 

 

The boards are for general information only.  They are not official, and may not always be correct.  You must check with the Referee for official scores and exact times . . . the Referee is sole judge and final say on that subject.

 

Coin Toss: 

 

 

Prior to kickoff . . . on the field.

 

Match Substitutes:

 

 

Your 7 allowed substitutes, per game, need not be declared until used.

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