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The Board of Rugby NorCal is excited to announce the hiring of our newest Executive Director, northern California Native Lou Stanfill. Lou hails from Sacramento, CA, and began playing rugby at Jesuit High School in 2000. After Jesuit, he went on to play and earn his degree at UC Berkeley before continuing an extensive career in rugby with the USA Men’s National Team (including three Rugby World Cups) and various professional and amateur clubs around the world.  He now lives in Sacramento with his wife and son and is eager to lead Rugby NorCal.  Lou has a wide range of experience including  10 years as an international athlete representing the United States, director of sales and programming at the former Serevi Rugby and brokerage at Jones Lang Lasalle. He has been coaching at Jesuit High School since 2016.
“Rugby in Northern California has a rich history that continues to create an amazing story. More men’s national team players have come out of Northern California than any other region in the country and that is a testament to the quality of our youth rugby systems. With girl’s rugby in Northern California continuing to develop, we are sure to make our mark on that squad as well. As a proud native of Northern California, I believe that this is the greatest region to participate in the game played in heaven. I am excited to give back to the community that taught and has given me, and the US rugby community, so much. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that RNC has offered me and promise to serve its members with honor and integrity.”

Feel free to reach out and and wish him a warm welcome. You can reach Lou at
RNC is working on organizing coach and referee certification courses throughout the fall and winter. Before we can organize courses, we need an idea of how many people need to attend these courses and the areas they live in. If you or anyone you know needs to take the course please click the button below.
Rugby NorCal is thrilled to announce a new partnership with TeamSnap to empower our individual clubs to more effectively run their day to day operations. 

TeamSnap is now able to offer Rugby NorCal member clubs a discounted package of their club-specific platform that goes far beyond the 5-star rated mobile app you have undoubtedly seen or used already. 

The club-specific platform gives administrators valuable tools to:
-improve communication
-process online payments for club dues
-organize player & parent data
-manage multiple schedules at once
-host a beautiful public website that can be custom built for you. 

For a sneak peek, Click HERE to see how TeamSnap can help clubs improve communication from club admins to parents/players/coaches or from coaches to parents and players.

If you are interested in learning more, click
HERE to fill out a Google Form and set up a call and one on one demo with our TeamSnap Rep, Sean Siler.
If you have not already renewed your USA Rugby membership, please do so. ALL coaches, referees, administrators and volunteers must be registered with USA Rugby, background checked and certified before the 2019 season begins.
If you are renewing your membership as a coach or referee, please make sure all your certifications are up to date. Below are links to modules you may need to complete or renew:
If you are interested in joining or finding out more about one of the committees below, please email Christina Gein at

Help develop an easy, smooth referee recruitment and development pathway

Develop and coordinate a Safe Tackling Certification plan. Coordinate coaching clinics and other events that coaches in your area and across NorCal would like to attend to further their development as a coach.

Organize all-star teams' tryouts, coach selection, travel and participation and in 2019 Great NorthWest Challenge 

Identify ways you can more successfully market and promote rugby in your region and recruit players 
Sacramento Valley Rugby Foundation would like to announce board position openings and invite anyone who is interested to get involved with the foundation. 
The SVRF is a foundrasing foundation that currently runs two annual fundraising events: the KOT and SayRugby Bar Wars golf tournament. All proceeds go toward their mission to build facilitie and help develop youth rugby.
If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact Jerry Ahlin at 


Upon registration, all players and their parents/guardians must fill out the forms below:
USAR Participation Waiver U18 Release
USA Rugby Medical History Form
RNC Player/Parent Concussion Waiver
2018 RNC Player Media Release
2018 HIPPA Consent to Treat
The CMS has gone through some updates over the summer and there is a new URL link to access the website.
The new CMS link is:
Did you know that all USA Rugby members get discounted subscription to The Rugby Site? 
  Standard USA Rugby Member
Annual Subscription US$ US$
Standard $90.00 $70.00
School $300.00 $225.00
Club $337.50 $250.00
Youth coach $38.95 $35.00
7s $38.95 $35.00
Player $38.95 $14.95
Check Out The Rugby Site Here


Rugby NorCal is looking for individuals to join the Referee Commitee and help develop a smooth and easy referee development and recruitment pathway. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Christina Gein at



Rugby NorCal is working on organizing its first annual summit for 2020. We will be sending out surveys soon to get feedback and input about what you would like to get out of this event.
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