Published: Saturday, 20 August 2016 15:11
Written by Paul Bergman
Please be informed that, starting on September 1, USA Rugby and Rugby Illinois (the two governing bodies to which our club is responsible) will be implementing a new player/coach registration system. Based on our communications with oficials of Rugby Illinois, we feel confident in telling you that, while there will be some confusion at the outset, in the long term the administration of our club will be enhanced by this new system.
Payment - Unfortunately, players dues payment will now have to take place in two parts: one to Rugby Illinois and one to the Stallions. The registration payment to Rugby Ilinois/USA Rugby is something that Stallions club officials had always taken care of out of your total dues payment. We can no longer do that. The Stallions will reduce SPRING player dues by the amount that is charged to you by Rugby Illinois, which is $46.50.
Registration - ALL familes will now have to register their players with Rugby Illinois online. FallBall paricipants need to start this right away in order to make all of our lives easier. Forms will be stored online, eliminating the USA Rugby form that you have historically had to fill out.
The UPSIDE - Rugby Illinois and the Stallions will now be a part of the Sports Engine system of sports club administration. This system specializes in the administration of youth sports organizations and will allow us to have access to their messaging system, which promises to be an improvement in our current system of communication in situations of emergencies and last minute change of schedules.
What You Need To Do Now: Go to the Rugby Illinois website (www.rugbyillinois.us) and register your player. the link box is on their home page and they provide detailed instructions. The sooner the better, especially for FallBall players. Returning players will need their USA Rugby membership number. Text Coach Bergman at 847-845-4982 and he will send it to you. You can also call if you have any questions.
While this may seem a bit laborious at the outset, we are confident that our administration system will be stronger in the long run.
Thank you in advance for your patience!
Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:59
Written by Paul Bergman
ACCIDENT OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE ASSISTANCE
As members of USA Rugby, all club members have access to assistance with out-of-pocket expenses after an injury occurring during a rugby match. We have received mixed reviews on the ease of working through the process, but "every little bit helps"!! To get the process started, you mut start with an occurrence report. To do this, go to the USA Rugby website, click on Membership, then Insurance, then Accident Insurance, then Claims. Stallions staff cannot take care of doing this paperwork for you, but we are able to supply you with membership numbers and match details.