Tsunami Academy News
:

To: Parents or Guardians 

      U-14 and U16  men’s teams; 

      U-16 and U18 women’s teams

 

Congratulations to all players on their selection to the Tsunami squads to represent North Vancouver Island at the annual Provincial Regional Championship in Vancouver the weekend of June 24 to 26, 2016.  The tournament is being held at Burnaby Lake, home of Burnaby Lake Rugby Club, 3760 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B

 

Travel details are as follows:

Friday June 24th 

* All players will need to be at the foot passenger terminal at the Departure Bay ferry in Nanaimo no later than 4;00pm Friday June 24th.

* We depart Nanaimo on the 4:40 pm ferry and we do have a team reservation.

* Arrive in Horsehoe Bay at 6:10pm.

* Board chartered bus and travel to Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Phone (778) 782-3111

Sunday June 26th

* Arrive at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry at 6:10 pm via chartered bus from Burnaby.

* Depart on the 6:55pm ferry (This may be later depending on final game.  Will contact parents if this changes)

* Arrive at Departure Bay in Nanaimo at 8:35pm

* Players are picked up by their parents. Please be on time.

* It is important for players to inform team managers if they are making alternative travelling arrangements ie leaving with parents or friends on Sunday afternoon.

 

Accommodation Details:

We will be staying at Simon Fraser University in single rooms. There will be two coaches and one manager with each team as well as support people.

 

Food Details:

The following meals are included in the cost of the fee for the PRC's;

- Dinner on Saturday night

- Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning.

- Catered pita lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a food truck on site at the fields but we do not encourage that they eat a large meal during the day due to games being played.

 

They will need money for:

- Dinner on the ferry on the way over to Vancouver on Friday or pack own food

- Dinner on the ferry on the way back to Nanaimo on Sunday.

 

Please remember to bring:

* Tsunami T-shirt, the Tsunami playing kit

* Water bottle

* Mouth Guard

* Change of clothes for Friday to Sunday

* Chance of rain on Sat and Sun so be prepared

 

* Rugby Cleats 

* BC Care card or medical insurance if out of province 

 

Registration and Costs

Cost is estimated at  $275  which includes player kit, ferry, accommodation, ground transport on the mainland, tournament fee, and some meals. Due date for payment is Sunday, June 19, 2016

Participants who were not registered in the 2015-16 season can obtain summer insurance by registering  online at the link below ( cost is $62.10)

 

The direct link is:

https://rcmembers.sportngin.com/register/form/414279719

 

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s team please speak to your team managers. They will also be able to assist you should you have questions relating to the Tsunami program, involvement in the PRCs, the Victoria Sevens Tournament and touring teams.

 

 

 

:

To: Parents or Guardians 

      U-14 and U16  men’s teams; 

      U-16 and U18 women’s teams

 

Congratulations to all players on their selection to the Tsunami squads to represent North Vancouver Island at the annual Provincial Regional Championship in Vancouver the weekend of June 24 to 26, 2016.  The tournament is being held at Burnaby Lake, home of Burnaby Lake Rugby Club, 3760 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B

 

Travel details are as follows:

Friday June 24th 

* All players will need to be at the foot passenger terminal at the Departure Bay ferry in Nanaimo no later than 4;00pm Friday June 24th.

* We depart Nanaimo on the 4:40 pm ferry and we do have a team reservation.

* Arrive in Horsehoe Bay at 6:10pm.

* Board chartered bus and travel to Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Phone (778) 782-3111

Sunday June 26th

* Arrive at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry at 6:10 pm via chartered bus from Burnaby.

* Depart on the 6:55pm ferry (This may be later depending on final game.  Will contact parents if this changes)

* Arrive at Departure Bay in Nanaimo at 8:35pm

* Players are picked up by their parents. Please be on time.

* It is important for players to inform team managers if they are making alternative travelling arrangements ie leaving with parents or friends on Sunday afternoon.

 

Accommodation Details:

We will be staying at Simon Fraser University in single rooms. There will be two coaches and one manager with each team as well as support people.

 

Food Details:

The following meals are included in the cost of the fee for the PRC's;

- Dinner on Saturday night

- Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning.

- Catered pita lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a food truck on site at the fields but we do not encourage that they eat a large meal during the day due to games being played.

 

They will need money for:

- Dinner on the ferry on the way over to Vancouver on Friday or pack own food

- Dinner on the ferry on the way back to Nanaimo on Sunday.

 

Please remember to bring:

* Tsunami T-shirt, the Tsunami playing kit

* Water bottle

* Mouth Guard

* Change of clothes for Friday to Sunday

* Chance of rain on Sat and Sun so be prepared

 

* Rugby Cleats 

* BC Care card or medical insurance if out of province 

 

Registration and Costs

Cost is estimated at  $275  which includes player kit, ferry, accommodation, ground transport on the mainland, tournament fee, and some meals. Due date for payment is Sunday, June 19, 2016

Participants who were not registered in the 2015-16 season can obtain summer insurance by registering  online at the link below ( cost is $62.10)

 

The direct link is:

https://rcmembers.sportngin.com/register/form/414279719

 

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s team please speak to your team managers. They will also be able to assist you should you have questions relating to the Tsunami program, involvement in the PRCs, the Victoria Sevens Tournament and touring teams.

 

 

 


The Tsunami Academy is a year-round rugby academy dedicated to the promotion of rugby excellence through education and participation of junior players, coaches and referees for the North Vancouver Island Region.
North Vancouver Island Rugby Union
     
     The Academy program is linked directly to LTAD/LTRD principles and the BC Rugby Pathway
. These guiding principles underline the Academy’s goals of offering opportunities for education and participation for multiple levels and streams of rugby development which include male and female pathways, 15s and 7s streams, referee and coach development, opportunities and resources.
      The Academy seeks to complement – not interfere or replace – the quality work being done at NVIRU clubs and schools. However, it is a reality
that certain clubs and schools with limited resources, time and finances would like more support – that is where will the Academy will have the most involvement. It is our hope that all parties of interest in the region will see this as a benefit to the development and strengthening of rugby in the North and Central Island and there support the new NVIRU Tsunami Academy initiative.

      Therefore, the NVIRU Tsunami Academy’s primary focus will be on promoting rugby education and participation in partnership with the schools and clubs in north a nd central Vancouver Island. This includes providing support to clubs and schools that need help in increasing participation levels, finding funding or providing expertise in skill development. Special attention will paid towards designing a development plan for educating and developing potential regional, provincial and national team players. For schools and club that do not currently their own development plans, the Tsunami Academy wil l provide rugby specific strength and conditioning programs and will be providing higher quality rugby matches to those aspiring provincial and national players. The above objectives will fall under several topics are to be addressed in more detail in the Tsunami Academy Blueprint, they include:

  1. Clinics – Specific Skill Development

  2. Training Camps – I.D. Camps and Trials

  3. Tracking of Player Development and Evaluations

 

  4. Rugby Specific Strength and Condition Workouts

  5. Rugby Education: Nutrition and Laws

  6. Support and Partnership with Clubs and Schools

  7. Increased Opportunities for Higher Quality Rugby Competitions & Matches


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