2021 Event Calendar

Our events are designed to provide the information you need, from top college rugby coaches and administrators.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events are online.
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November 15, 2021
6:00 p.m. MT

College Highlight Webinar - Adrian College, Aquinas College, & Christian Brothers University (Men's Rugby)

Want to learn more about 3 brand new varsity men's rugby programs? Join us for an informational webinar featuring the head coaches from Adrian College (Benny Mateialona) Aquinas College (Lance Hohaia), and Christian Brothers University (Bryan Colbridge).


The coaches will share more about their school, their rugby program, and recruiting practices before we have a live Q & A portion. We look forward to having you join us!


Register in advance for this webinar:
 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

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October 18, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. MT

College Rugby 101

Do you (or your child) aspire to play college rugby in the U.S.? We know the college rugby landscape is confusing and embarking on the process can be a daunting task. Please join us for this informative webinar featuring Karen Fong Donoghue, owner and founder of The Rugger’s Edge, the one and only College Rugby Advisory consultancy in the world.

 

Attendees will learn about the current college rugby landscape and how to leverage their rugby talent for increased scholarship and admission to their top choice college. Live Q & A will follow a presentation. Athletes in Grades 8 - 11 and their Parents/Guardians, as well as High School coaches or administrators, are encouraged to attend. Register in advance to hold your spot. You will receive a Zoom Webinar Link after you register. 

 

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BNuaUx2GTLGm4VABJ_j7gQ

 

Photo Credit: USA Rugby

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August 23, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. MT
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Common Application Do's & Don'ts Webinar

Overwhelmed about using the Common Application to apply to your colleges this year? Let us help!

Join Kate Forman, RE College Application Specialist, and Karen Fong Donoghue, owner & founder of RE, for this informative webinar to walk students and families through the process. Avoid common mistakes that can hurt your chances of admission as well as learn specific ways to help your application stand out! Live Q & A at the end of the session.

 

Make sure to register to hold your spot!

 

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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September 28, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. MT

Common Application - Supplemental Essays Deep Dive

"Why are you choosing X university?"

"How do you see yourself contributing to Z University's community?"

"What brings you joy?"

 

If any of these supplemental essays bring you stress and confusion, have no fear! Join Kate Forman, RE College Application Specialist, and Karen Fong Donoghue, owner & founder of RE, for this informative webinar to walk students and families through how to approach these essays and how to write impactful supplements. Live Q & A at the end of the session.

 

Make sure to register to hold your spot - Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gtQ1W2qGS46XTSf3NKix7w

 

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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July 11, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. MT
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Glendale Youth Rugby Session

Glendale Youth Rugby is proud to host a private in-person session on the last day of Summer Camp featuring Karen Fong Donoghue, owner and founder of The Rugger’s Edge, the one and only College Rugby Advisory consultancy in the world.

Attendees will learn about the college rugby landscape and how to leverage their rugby talent for increased scholarship and admission to their top choice college! Athletes and Parents are encouraged to attend. No need to register in advance, we hope to see you at camp!

Register for Glendale Girls Rugby Camp 7/8-7/11/21: 

https://glendaleyouthrugby.com/girls-rugby-camp/

 

Watch a video about Glendale Girls Rugby Camp

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June 12, 2021
2 p.m. MT
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Special College Rugby Session

MLR Utah Warriors are committed to growing the game and helping student-athletes continue to pursue their college rugby dreams! Leading up to a highly anticipated match against the San Diego Legion that evening, the Utah Warriors are proud to host a special College Rugby session for Utah students and parents featuring Kate Forman, college admissions associate with The Rugger’s Edge, the one and only College Rugby Advisory consultancy in the world. 

Attendees will learn about the college rugby landscape and how to leverage their rugby talent for increased scholarship and admission to their top choice college! Highly recommended for Girls & Boys in Grades 9 – 11. 

Details will be sent out to all registrants at least 1 week before the event.

Real Salt Lake Academy, Building B 14787, Academy Pkwy, Herriman, UT 84096

Location Notes: Note BUILDING B.  It's in the compound of the stadium, school, and indoor facility. Next door to the stadium.

Get your tickets to the Utah Warriors matches here: https://www.warriorsrugby.com/schedules/ 

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June/July 2021
Time TBD
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Rugger Grads: College to Senior Side Rugby Transition Program

In collaboration with WRCRA, The Rugger's Edge is pleased to announce the re-launch of our Rugger Grads: A  College to Senior Side Rugby Transition Program.

Our pilot season is kicking off in June 2021 and we need your help to help us get this off the ground. This group will be participating in this comprehensive service FOR FREE! 

Rugger Grads is a complementary, two-tiered, coaching program for college seniors about to make the next decision in their rugby career; post-college rugby. This program is for those uncertain about whether they should continue to play after college, where they should play, what level, and how to make their next move happen. Program is limited to 10 participants.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm mt/ Friday May 28, 2021

Notification: Friday June 11, 2021

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May 7, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom

Ask Me Anything

Got questions about the college search process, rugby recruiting, scholarship, national team play, or more?

Join us for an interactive ‘Ask Me Anything’ webinar with Karen Fong Donoghue, owner & founder of The Rugger's Edge. Special Guests TBD.

 

Register in advance for this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 26, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom
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Get Ready for Summer Camps

Summer Rugby Camps are a great way for students to explore a potential college, get to know the coaches and see if it is the right place for them. Not only that, many college programs use camps to recruit and scout future additions to their squad.

Join us for an informative webinar to learn more about things you/your child should think about when they are at camp as well critical steps you/your child should take to make a positive impression at a summer athletic recruitment camp!

 

Bring your questions! We look forward to seeing you!

 

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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March 24, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom

College Standardized Testing During COVID-19

The pandemic has certainly changed the college admissions process, especially in the world of standardized testing. We are pleased to host Erica Sin, Director of Tutoring for ArborBridge, to provide our students and families an in-depth look at the current state of testing and how you can best prepare for this piece of the college application. This webinar will focus on all options and considerations needed when looking at the role of standardized testing.

The presentation will include a short question and answer session. All participants will be invited to take a FREE SAT or ACT Diagnostic Test and have a personalized consultation with ArborBridge to best understand your individual options.

Highly recommended for Class of 2022 and younger, students and their parents.

The webinar is FREE, however, space is limited.

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

Exploring Canadian Universities & Rugby Programs

What is out there beyond high school rugby? Join us for a free webinar! We are pleased to host Adam Roberts to provide our students and families with a number of guest speakers focusing on what comes after high school rugby.

 

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

March 3, 2021
8:30-10:30 p.m. MT
Zoom
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Webinar: Hidden Gems Rugby Programs

We are excited to host a special webinar featuring a few “hidden gem” men’s rugby programs! These are programs who many students/families may not be aware of, but should be! We hope this webinar can help shed some light on these specific programs and allow students to get to know the coaches and programs. We will offer extra time for individual Q & A from participants during the live webinar.

 

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

February 3, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom
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Webinar: Hidden Gems Rugby Programs

We are excited to host a special webinar featuring a few “hidden gem” men’s rugby programs! These are programs who many students/families may not be aware of, but should be! We hope this webinar can help shed some light on these specific programs and allow students to get to know the coaches and programs. We will offer extra time for individual Q & A from participants during the live webinar.

 

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

February 3, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom
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Webinar: Hidden Gems Rugby Programs

We are excited to host a special webinar featuring a few “hidden gem” men’s rugby programs! These are programs who many students/families may not be aware of, but should be! We hope this webinar can help shed some light on these specific programs and allow students to get to know the coaches and programs. We will offer extra time for individual Q & A from participants during the live webinar.

 

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

February 3, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom
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Webinar: NCAA Recruiting Update

We are excited to feature a special webinar featuring a few varsity NIRA women’s rugby programs across the country. A lot has changed and we wanted to provide an update to families about how rugby recruiting is being handled in this difficult time. We hope this webinar can help ease your worries as well as provide some applicable steps for student-athletes to apply now to continue to their path to their dream college. We will offer extra time for individual Q & A from participants during the live webinar.

 

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

January 18, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom
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Webinar: Rugby Recruiting in a Pandemic

A lot has changed and we wanted to provide an update to families about how rugby recruiting is being handled in this difficult time. We hope this webinar can help ease your worries as well as provide some applicable steps for student-athletes to apply now to continue to their path to their dream college. We will offer extra time for individual Q & A from participants during the live webinar.

 

We will also make the recording available to watch at a later date.

December 9, 2020
5:00-6:00 p.m. MT
Zoom