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The weekend of June 26 – 27 the Middlebury College Rugby Club hosted two USA Rugby Certification Workshops. Great Vermont weather welcomed over 20 coaches from around the country for a weekend of talking, thinking and coaching rugby. Former Penn State Women’s Defensive Coach (and two-time National Champion) Peter Baggetta was in attendance as the supervising instructor.

Numerous current MCRC players traveled to Middlebury to help out for the weekend and got the chance to work with the coaches in attendance. A huge thank you to Geoff Kalan ’12.5, Brian Sirkia ’12.5, Rowan Kelner ’12, Nat Kelner ’12, Drew Harasimowicz ’11, Mike Pappa ’11, Dylan Whitaker ’13, Tom Campanella ’12. Special thanks to alum Max Levine ’09 for taking time out of his weekend to lend a hand to the proceedings.

Thank you also to USA Rugby and to all the onstructors who spent their weekend working to help all of us improve our coaching. It was a pleasure having you! It was terrific to have so much rugby knowledge and passion in the middle of summer, and we’re all counting the days until the fall season starts!

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