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Regional All-Stars & Griffins

Overview

The Boys and Girls Griffins teams are the highest level representative All-Star teams for SoCal Youth Rugby and have a long and proud history of sending athletes on to the High School All-Americans, Collegiate All-Americans and National 15s and 7s Teams.  Athletes selected to the Varsity or JV Griffins teams will compete in USA Rugby's Regional Cup Tournament in Portland, OR on June 23-24, 2017, where they will play against other top select side teams in front of National Team selectors.

The pathway to the Griffins squads is through the Regional All-Star teams.  Boys All-Star teams include the Tri-Counties region, Los Angeles region, Orange County region and San Diego region.  Girls All-Star teams include the Northern and Southern regions. 

Each Regional All-Star team will select a 25 person Varsity squad and a 25 person Junior Varsity (JV) squad. Varsity is 11th and 12th grade, JV is 9th and 10th grade.  Exceptional 9th or 10th graders may be allowed to play Varsity with an approval letter from a parent/guardian, however, 11th graders are not allowed to play down to JV.   8th Grade girls will be permitted to try out for their Regional All-Star team but are not eligible to be selected for the Griffins.

In order to be considered for selection to the 2017 Griffins squad, athletes MUST try out for their Regional All-Star team, must attend team training sessions, and must compete in SCYR's SoCal Showcase (formerly called the mini-RAST), to be held May 27, 2017, in Long Beach, CA. Exceptions for injury or major extenuating circumstances may be granted by SCYR.

Exciting news!  In 2017,  the SoCal Showcase (formerly known as the mini-RAST) will not only be the final step in selection to the Griffins teams but will also be a college recruiting event, giving our 9th through 12th grade athletes the opportunity to get scouted by collegiate coaches from all over the Southwest and West Coast right here in SoCal!

All interested athletes meeting the requirements below are encouraged to try out:

  1. Registered member of SCYR *in good standing*
  2. Competed with a High School Varsity or JV team or a U18 or U16 club team in 2016-17
  3. Attending high school [Exception:  8th grade girls are allowed to tryout for their Regional team but are not eligible to be selected to the Griffins.]

Athletes selected to their Regional All-Star team will compete in the SoCal Showcase on May 27, 2017, where they will play against the other All-Star teams and be viewed by the Griffins coaching staff, who will make selections for the 2017 Griffins teams, as well as college coaches looking to recruit SoCal rugby players!

The Boys and Girls Griffins will take Varsity and JV teams to the Portland, OR, Regional Cup Tournament ( the Great Northwest Challenge), held June 23-24, 2017.

 

Regional All-Star tryouts and training sessions will be held as follows:

* RAS registration opens: 
           Wednesday, March 22, 2017

* Open Tryouts:
           Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Boys Los Angeles, Boys Orange County, 
                                                                   Boys San Diego & Girls Northern
           Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Boys Tri-Counties & Girls Southern

* Training Sessions:
           Sunday, April 23; Sunday, May 7; Sunday, May 21, 2017
                    Note:  Additional sessions have been added by several teams,
                               please check the specific team's page, links below]

* SoCal Showcase:  
            Saturday, May 27, 2017 - check out the Showcase page for more
                    information on this Griffins selection/Collegiate recruiting event
                    (formerly known as the mini-RAST)!

 
Regional All-Star registration and fee details:

*  Regional All-Star Registration is now OPEN!  See Registration box below.
*  Tryout fee is $22 and can be paid online during registration (preferred!) or in
    person (cash or check made out to SCYR, Inc.) at the tryout
*  Participation fee for athletes selected to their Regional All-Star team is
    $60 and includes full match kit from the mini-RAST

UPDATE:  IF YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR RAS TEAM'S TRYOUT DUE TO A CONFLICT (INCLUDING EIRA), YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE AS LONG AS YOU REGISTER FOR YOUR TEAM NOW AND CONTACT YOUR TEAM'S HEAD COACH/MANAGER TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT YOUR CONFLICT!!
 

Boys & Girls Griffins training sessions will be held as follows:

*  Sunday, May 28, 2017 (possible)
*  Saturday, June 3, 2017
*  Saturday, June 10, 2017
*  Saturday, June 17, 2017
*  mini-camp:  TBA
*   Great Northwest Challenge (Portland, OR):  Friday, June 23 - Saturday,
    June 24

Boys and Girls Regional All-Star Online Registration

Ready to register to try out for your All-Star team?  Great!  Please do these things, in order:
 
  1. Check the Boys or Girls lists at the bottom of this page to CONFIRM WHICH REGIONAL ALL-STAR (RAS) TEAM you need to register with, based on the High School or Club team you played with this year.  (Note:  It is really important to register with the correct RAS team!)
  2. Click on that team's link below and go to that team's page.
  3. Once you're on the correct RAS team's page, click the Registration link and follow the prompts.

If the online registration has been closed for your team's tryout on Sunday, April 9, you can still attend tryouts but must register in person at the tryout.  Be sure to bring $22 and the signed Athlete Participation waiver!

Regional All-Star Team Pages

Find the latest details for each Regional All-Star team - including registration link, practice times & locations - on that team's web page:
 

Boys Tri-Counties All-Stars                      Girls Northern All-Stars

Boys LA All-Stars                                       Girls Southern All-Stars

Boys OC All-Stars

Boys SD All-Stars

 


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Support the Griffins!

Join the long and proud history of the Griffins program - donate today! Our goal is to keep the player participation fee as low as possible to ensure that every athlete selected can participate, regardless of financial circumstances.  By  supporting the Griffins program, you help ensure that deserving athletes receive top quality coaching and the opportunity to compete in front of national team selectors, not to mention continuing Southern California's dominance on the pitch!  We thank you for your support!!

SCYR Athlete Participation Waiver

Each athlete trying out must have an SCYR Participation Waiver on file!  If the parent/guardian did not sign and submit a waiver prior to the high school or club seasons, the form must be filled out and signed and brought to tryouts!!

Griffins Coaches & Managers

Boys Griffins

Head Coach:  Matt Hawkins - matt@instituteofrugby.com
Manager: 

Girls Griffins

Head Coach:  Marin Pinnell - marinpinnell@gmail.com
Manager: 

Griffins Team Page

Find the latest details for the Griffins - including practice times & locations - on their team page:
 

Boys & Girls Griffins

RAS Teams by SCYR High School & Club

Use the lists below to confirm which Regional All-Star team you are supposed to try out for.  Find your High School or Club team and register for the Regional All-Star team listed for that HS or Club.

2017 Boys List
2017 Girls List