EORU Junior Rep Academy Combine Updates

COMBINE
All registered EORU players in Kingston and Ottawa are welcome to participate in our EORU Jr Rep Academy Combine, supported by Rugby Canada Development Academy and The Toronto Arrows.

If you want to test yourself and record your baseline scores, and see how you rank vs athletes across the province, the time is this Sunday!
Sunday, October 04, 2020
10am – 12 pm

Please arrive dressed (including cleats), with your mask on, and bring your own hand sanitizer, tissues and water bottles. Wear your EORU kit or something plain (no club or school-branded clothing). Coaches will let you know when masks can be removed on the field, and will remind everyone when masks must be worn once again.

COHORTS
Players will be separated into four separate groups: Kingston girls, Kingston boys, Ottawa girls and Ottawa boys. Parents are to drop off their players by the “hut” where one of our COVID-19 Safety Officers will do the initial attestation check. Parents are welcome to park on Twin Elm Road or head out for a couple of hours during the combine. Parents and siblings are not cleared to watch.

MAP
We will post a map on google classroom and Instagram on Saturday afternoon so you know which sanitization station you’ll be heading to and then walking to your appointed field from there. 

REGISTRATION and ATTESTATION FOR COMBINE
If you’re already registered with our Academy, the only thing you’ll need to do it accurately complete the attestation form, which will be posted in our google classroom on Saturday night. Even if you signed one the night before and attended Ottawa training on Saturday morning, you’ll need to complete another form for the COMBINE.

If you’re not registered yet, contact leeellenrugby@gmail.com by Wednesday, Sept 30 to secure your spot!

Thank you to Rugby Canada’s Development Academy and The Toronto Arrows for assisting us with this combine opportunity.



EORU Jr Rep Academy Training in Kingston.



Return to Play COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place.

FEES: EORU Jr Rep Academy
Training fees for the fall outdoor program are set at $115. This covers all events on the field (including the combine), all lessons and activities on google classroom, our strength and conditioning program and our S&C app. It does not include kit.
Please send your eTransfer or $115 to:

finance@eorugby.com
password: rugby2020
In the notes please put the full name of the athlete.


Fees are due by Monday, October 05, 2020. Thank you!EORU guest coaches and former professional players Paul Britton and Stuart Ault working with our junior rep players.

COACHING BY DESIGN
This past weekend we were joined by two former professional players. After his playing career, Paul Britton managed Rugby England U19 and coached The Ottawa Harlequins in the Rugby Canada Superleague. One of his players was Stuart Ault, pictured here next to Paul. After his start in rugby in Ottawa, Stuart went on to play in Australia and England, and earned many caps with Rugby Canada’s Senior Men. 

This season and through spring, we will be joined periodically by guest coaches. Their wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience serves to enhance the excellence and opportunity our athletes are exposed to through our academy.

We will be rolling out features on our staff in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


TRAINING SCHEDULE
Kingston athletes train on Tuesdays at the turf field next to the Invista Centre. Training runs 5-6:30pm.

Ottawa athletes train on Saturdays at TERP. Training runs 10am to 12 noon.

There is NO training on Thanksgiving weekend.

The combine is scheduled for Sunday, Oct 04, 2020 at TERP, 10am – 12 noon.

The schedule is also on google classroom (check your classwork) so young athletes can check their phones for instant access to the training schedule.

In all cases, athletes and coaches must complete the attestation form. It will always be posted in google classroom the night before a training session. This includes the combine.Our strength and conditioning coach Adam Blandford (right) with his business partner Andy Stewart.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IS ON!
S&C coach Adam Blandford is running our livestream sessions on Thursdays at 5pm. Adam holds the key to enhancing our fitness! If you’re registered, you will have access to a link so you can participate on Thursdays. 

You will also receive an invitation to download an app. If you haven’t received it by Wednesday, Sept 30 – pls let leeellenrugby@gmail.com know and we will get you started pronto.

UofO Recruitment Weekend
If you’re interested in pursuing rugby at the post-secondary level and you haven’t already raised your hand in expressing interest, be sure to let leeellenrugby@gmail.com know now! The women’s GeeGees are hosting a recruitment weekend Oct 02+03, and you can still be part of it! Applicable to student-athletes from grades 11 through 13.The Rugby Golf Tournament at TERP scheduled for Sat., Oct 03, 2020 has been cancelled due to public health policy restrictions on the size of outdoor gatherings. Watch for the rescheduling of this terrific event in the spring of 2021!