- Season has unfortunately been postponed for this year
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First off, we miss you all terribly and cannot wait to see everybody back on the pitch. For some of us, this has been the longest time that we have been away from a pitch in years.
The Vipers board met last Sunday over Zoom and had to make a difficult decision regarding our upcoming season. The three organizations that we are monitoring and taking cues from are the Maryland state government, World Rugby, and USA Rugby. The state has started opening up for individual activities, but World Rugby has recommended that Rugby games and activities not be started up until we hit phase three.
With these guidelines in mind we have decided to cancel the summer season, and focus our plans on activities we can do with our families. To this end, we have reactivated our facebook and twitter, and added in an Instagram account. Our coaches will be creating videos with their families on activities you can do to help your rugger have some rugby fun this summer even if we can’t all be together to play.
Once the fields are able to open -and- the rugby community can safely play again, we will attempt to work with the Rec Council to obtain some space to hopefully at least hold some scrimmages and fun games on a weekend day. Once we have dates we will put out a notification for all of you. We are hopeful that we will be back next year for a regular season, and hope you will join us again then.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us, or message us on FB, Twitter, or Insta.
Touch Rugby Travel Season Explained
The travel rugby season will start the second week of June on Saturdays. All rugby players (intermural and travel) are welcome to play for the travel team. Game times on Saturdays begin at 9:00 and depending on what age group your child is on will end by 12:30. Travel games are played across the Baltimore / Washington area so these times will need to include additional time for traveling. Home games will be played at Seminary Park off Seminary Rd. Games will be played both on the turf field as well as on the outfield of the softball upper field. The schedule for the travel season will not be finalized until the second week of June. Once finalized, the travel schedule will be placed on the LT Viper Website's Calendar. Every year we will try to get as many U7 games as possible so they are able to experience real game situations. In addition, U7 are welcome to play with U9's if parents are comfortable with the idea and the U7 coaches are in agreement.
LT Touch Rugby Intermural Season Explained (June and July)
'The touch rugby intermural season will take place on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm starting Monday, June 3rd (games begin approximately third week of June). During the first week players will be broken down into age groups (U7, U9, U11, U13, and U15) and taught the fundamentals / rules of touch rugby. During the second week of practice players U9 through U13/15 will be drafted equally onto 4 or possibly more teams depending on registration numbers. U9 players will be playing on teams with U13/U15 players and will receive a mentor U13/U15 player as part of our Player Mentor Program. All players will then be assigned to a county (USA, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, or possibly more). Starting the third week of June, on Monday and Wednesday players will practice with their age group from 6:00 to 6:45 and then will play intermural games from 7:00 to 7:45. All practices and intermural games will be played at Valley Field South just off Wellington Way. The practice and intermural schedule will be set at the end of the second week of June once all registration numbers have been confirmed and that schedule will be located on the LT Viper Rugby Website Calendar.
The U7 players will work together throughout the summer season as a developmental team and will not play in the intermural season (but highly encouraged to watch and enjoy). Practice times for the U7’s will be from 6:00 to 7:00, Monday and Wednesday nights.
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New to Vipers Rugby? Here's a little about us.
This program was started 20 years ago to introduce kids to rugby in the Northern Baltimore County area. We were strictly a touch program for many years. We were a member, and still are, in the PYRUL (Potomic Youth Rugby Union League) with other teams in the Baltimore Metro area.
As we continued to grow, we decided that adding tackle would be a natural progression for our program. Today we have over 150 participants in our program.
We have co-ed touch teams for boys and girls in the U-7, U-9, U-11, and U-13 age groups.
We offer tackle programs for boys U-13, U-15 and U-19 and girls U-19.
The biggest thing thing to us, though, is we are a family. Many of the players who have aged out have kept in touch. Many of the tackle players play for different teams in the high school season, but they stay friendly with their fellow Vipers. The most important lesson a Viper will learn is rugby is not a game but an attitude, and rugby players are big in heart and spirit.
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