WHEN AND WHERE DOES RUGBY SEASON TAKE PLACE?
We have two seasons each year. We play during the spring (mid-March to May except Easter weekend and Memorial Day weekend) and fall (mid-August to November except Labor day weekend).
Typically, our league matches are in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin, Iowa, and occasionally Chicago. Home games are typically in Northeast Minneapolis. ROAD TRIPS ARE AWESOME!! Each spring, we also enter in a “fun” tournament, which could be anywhere in the country. This year we are heading to Nashville, TN. Recent tours include Savannah, GA; Las Vegas, NV; and Missoula, MT.
Indoor practices will begin in mid-March and will vary in time and location. Once we get outside, practices are typically Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 PM at Central Middle School located at 900 49th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Dues are waived for a rookie’s first year (two seasons), so you can try us risk free! You just need to pay for your annual CIPP registration with USA Rugby ($62.50) before you could play in a game and also pay your share of any travel costs (gas, hotel, flight, etc.).
DO I NEED INSURANCE?
We recommend having health insurance. However, USA Rugby now provides limited insurance with your CIPP membership. More coverage details and other information are available here: http://usarugby.org/insurance
HOW MUCH OF A TIME/LIFESTYLE COMMITMENT IS RUGBY?
Ultimately, we accept all commitment levels as long as you make your commitment level known and communicate with your captains early and often so we can adequately prepare for practice and games. Keep in mind that communication and follow-through determine play time.
WHAT IS THE TEAM LIKE OUTSIDE OF THE GAME?
If you don't already know, rugby is its own little community. I have my chiropractor, dentist, apartment, etc. all because of someone on the rugby team that hooked me up. It makes starting out in the world or moving to a new area so easy! Let me know if we can help you in any way. I also have many friends on this team that I consider my family. They have helped me celebrate my birthday, gone with me to surgery, and brought me Gatorade when I was sick. Menagerie is a wonderful team and I hope you'll come check us out and ultimately become one of us. We do more than just play rugby. We are involved in our community. When I was looking for a rugby team, I really liked that Menagerie was more than just the game. Don't get me wrong, the game is very important to us, we are competitive and we aspire to win a National Title. However, that isn't the only thing we have to offer. We work hard on the field and we also play hard off the field!