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Nathan Mathis Dream Team select

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Summer 7's Recap

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 1:50 PM


Post from Coach Dan

After many years of coaching, several state championships, players advancing to the national level, undefeated seasons....I have never seen a race so close that it came down to a tie for first place. The Prairie Mustangs finished the 2015 RugbyWA Summer 7s Series tied with the Liberty Patriots for 1st place in U17s. Four consecutive weekend tournaments, 16 matches, 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss. And in the end.....a tie for 1st Place. The tie breaker....point diferential over the entire 16 match series....unfortunately the Prairie diferential was slightly less than that of Liberty.

When we played Liberty last Sunday the match ended in....a tie.

Liberty was awarded first place, Prairie placed second.

Congratulations Liberty Patriots, what a great group of boys! And Prairie Mustangs...I couldn't be prouder of your efforts the Summer. smile emoticon

I've had an evening and morning to ponder the events of the weekend with the Prairie Mustangs. When standing on the sidelines of a rugby match, watching the Mustangs play, it is easy to let all other thoughts escape my mind, if just for a few minutes, to watch the spectacle of a rugby match. There is something beautiful in the teamwork, the drama, the camaraderie, the love really, among teammates. This feeling that they get to experience is awesome. There is an inner clensing that happens before taking the field....have I insulted or embarrassed any of my mates, do they all know how I feel about them, do I know how they feel about me? One thing is certain, you cannot survive on this field without them. They are about to put themselves into harms way for you, and you for them, so we get right with your mates first, then we face our giants...together.

We started the series as Mustangs, we ended as Mustangs. That is the reason that I will always prefer to keep a team pure of outside players. Players joining from other sides, just here and there, will never share the same bond as teammates, as pals. "I have your back", or "I got you brother", doesn't mean the same thing to those guys that have not built the blood bond from the beginning. They don't have the same enthusiasm to stand in the gap as your brothers do, and they lack the faith in your abilities...and you in theirs.

Success in rugby (and in life) starts by believing in yourself, then in your mates, then in the team, the plays, the patterns we run....then hope and excitement begins to snowball.

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence. It is no more or less than the perfect example of faith in action." =Henry Chester

When you believe you can master a process, you then have faith in yourself to perform the task. That very belief system elevates you to the next step. So you prepare and practice to perform each needed process successfully knowing that belief in yourself coupled with enthusiasm are the two partners of success. This provides you with the action-packed platform that fuels the engine moving you towards your goal with each effort given. Whether you feel your effort was strong or weak, each effort brings you closer to your ultimate goal of mastering the process. Put your fears to rest and your gears into motion. Take action by telling yourself, "I believe in me!" Then take that belief to the next level when you come to the understanding that we are not a bunch of Mustangs, not a herd of animals.....we are THE Mustang, singular. Together we are one.

I am so proud of you guys, not because of the outcome of the season...which was awesome, by the way. In reality, I have become accustomed to watching you win. What is unusual is seeing you lose.

I am proud not because I get to watch you play rugby, but because I get to watch you learn the meaning of "pals".

Enjoy the off season, but don't stopping working on yourself.

Coach Dan


PRFC Gear Shop is now open!

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Our Gear Shop is now open!  Ordering your PRFC gear Feb. 4th - Feb. 11th

Go to:  www.sterlingathletics.com   Use team code: Prairie Rugby

2014-15 Season

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Prairie Rugby has started our season!  Any young men and women, boys and girls ages 12-18 that are curious or looking for a new challenge - come check it out. Rugby is the #1 growing sport in US, returning to Olympics in 2016, and is played in 95 countries around the world!

Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the First Baptist Church in Yelm from 6-8pm.  Bring cleats, a mouthguard, water & be ready for some fun!

Final summer 7s tournament!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Our final summer 7s tournament is fast approaching!  July 27th

Auburn YMCA 1620 Perimeter Road, Auburn, WA.  All players meet in HP by 8am! (If you are driving from Yelm, meet at YMS at 7:30, then join us at HP by 8).  Why do we meet up?  To make sure that everyone has a ride and to make sure everyone is coming!

 

 

U19s Tourney on the 4th of July!

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:05 AM

U19s tourney at Fort Lewis on the 4th.  Meet HP 8:00 so we can be on base by 8:30 - everyone needs to enter at Dupont gate!  Matches start shortly after the captains meeting at 9:30, will wrap up around 2:30

Practices have moved to Prairie Elem!

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Crush: Mon & Thurs 6-8 at Prairie Elem. 

Mustangs: Tues & Thurs 6-8 at Prairie Elem in Yelm

Prairie Hosts the first 7s tournament of the summer!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:25 PM

We are hosting the first tournament of the 7s season at Prairie Elementary in Yelm on Sunday, June 29th! Set-up starts at 8:00 (or sooner...) Matches will start between 9:30 & 10:00

 

Praire Days Parade!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:25 PM

We will be marching in the Prairie Days Parade again this year!  Meet-up time is 6:00 (details to come as we get them), parade starts at 7.  Bring rugby balls to toss while we walk!  If you'd like to toss candy to the crowd, please bring some!

SUMMER 7S!

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Mustangs - summer 7s practice has started!

Mustangs - same place, same time.  First Baptist Church in Yelm Tues & Thurs 6-8 pm.  Practices will move to Prairie Elem. in July.

Crush - practice is 6-8 Mondays & Thursdays at the Christian Center


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