It’s great to be able to update our Colorado rugby family on the squad we have put together ahead of the coming MLR campaign. Our staff has been working diligently over the past several months in planning for a new and improved team environment for the 2020 Raptors season. A big part of this was recruiting players who bought in to a team first, win now mindset, and personally I’m extremely excited to welcome our new additions to Colorado.
As soon as I was named head coach of the Glendale Raptors, I was very excited to start implementing big changes – changes not necessarily to the team, but to the culture.
Today we finalized our program for the second annual Glendale Rugby Coaching Clinic scheduled the first weekend of May. From the beginning, we have wanted to make this clinic an annual event.
Since the very inception of our Glendale Raptors Rugby Club, it has always been very important to me, as the Director of Rugby, to instill a culture of giving back, inclusion and involvement.
As told by Raptors Head Coach Dave Williams Coaches Blog, Glendale Rugby Date 1.11.18, the location – Glendale Infinity Park Sports Center By Sara Wright We are just wrapping up our last training before heading to San Diego tomorrow for our first pre-season exhibition match of 2019 on Jan. 13, against the Legion. We are very excited for this opportunity…
As I have said before, we planned our Raptors off-season to include some tough competition as a means to select and develop our Raptors team for 2019 and beyond. Although we had hoped to walk away with a few more wins during our fall exhibition matches, winning was not our main objective.
As many of you who follow our rugby news feed may already know, Mika Kruse, Kelepi Fifita and I have spent the past two weeks traveling with the USA Men’s Selects Team, preparing and competing in the Americas Pacific Challenge 2018 (APC) down in Uruguay.
As any person who has played or coached sports knows, it is very easy to stay positive while you are on top. It’s another thing completely to keep a team together – coaches and players alike – while you are losing.
It is no secret that this fall season is a rebuilding time for the Glendale Raptors.
Following the inaugural season of Major League Rugby, I’m confident that all seven teams are taking some time to reflect and adjust for next season. For Glendale, we are always tweaking things to make us more efficient and effective, both on and off the field.