January 13, 2021: IAYRA Planning To Run Boys and Girls Rugby Season Concurrently for the First Time
The Iowa Youth Rugby Association is making plans to hold both the boys and girls rugby seasons at the same time during the spring of 2021. The boys 2020 season was canceled and the girls fall 2020 season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preparations are being made in regards to the schedule and locations of tournaments. Registration will be open soon. All plans are contingent on meeting safe return to play following local and state requirements, as well as World and USA Rugby guidelines.
We would ask you to hold any questions you may have until the general layout of the league and State Tournament have been determined.
Iowa Youth Rugby Association Board
The IAYRA is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States and here in Iowa. We are relying on the most current information from the Iowa High Athletic Association (IHSAA) and USA Rugby to direct our decisions and actions. USA Rugby issued an updated statement on July 16, 2020 regarding the competition season.
Per USA Rugby:
The current nature of COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation here in the United States. Please refer to this page for the most up to date USA Rugby information and resources as the situation continues to unfold. Understand that USA Rugby is monitoring the growing threat on a daily basis, while the Medical Committee is also coordinating best practice with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and World Rugby.
The impact of the virus has expanded beyond imaginable expectation with canceled activities across a domestic, national and global scale. USA Rugby is currently absorbing what impact that means for the rugby community, both now and in the future. We ask all members and fans for their patience and support as rugby navigates this unprecedented period in history.
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VISIT USA RUGBY COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE
The IAYRA Board will continue to be in constant contact with the IHSAA and USA Rugby in terms of new information and guidance regarding safe return to play. Updates and necessary information will be communicated directly to the membership via email, the Iowa Youth Rugby Association newsfeed and social media channels.
Videos from each week's matches will be filmed by each team. Teams will send the link to each match and the IAYRA will update the game information with the link. We will be updating this information as it is provided from each team to the IAYRA
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