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West End @ Nationals

Spring 2017 Trip to Nationals

For the Spring 2017 season, both West End's boys HS team and girls HS team have been invited to Nationals. More info to come as it becomes available.

Boys HS Team -- Trip Itinerary

Here's basic itinerary. See detailed itinerary in the PDF document linked below.

  • Wednesday May 17 -- Everyone meet at 12:00pm sharp at Reagan National Airport, terminal A. Flight leaves at 2:00pm. (See flight details in separate section below.) Arrive in Kansas City at 6:30pm and drive to hotel.
  • Thursday May 18 -- First-round games at tournament location (Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, MO --
  • Friday May 19 -- Second-round games.
  • Saturday May 20 -- Tournament finals. Leave from field for airport. Flight leaves Kansas City at 5:20pm. Return to Reagan National Airport at 10:30pm.

Flight Details

Here are details re our team flights:

  • Wednesday May 17: Everyone meet at Reagan National Airport, Terminal A, at 12:00 sharp. Our Southwest flight #4060 departs at 2:00pm and arrives in Nashville at 2:50pm. Depart Nashville at 4:45pm on Southwest # 3842. Arrive in Kansas City at 6:20pm.
  • Saturday May 20: Depart Kansas City at 5:20pm on Southwest # 5059. Stop in Nashville but no plane change. Arrive back at Reagan National at 10:20pm.

Team Hotel

Courtyard Kansas City South, 500 E 105 St, Kansas City, MO 64131. The team will check in Wednesday May 17, and check out Saturday May 20. 

Here's the reservations link for parents & supporters: Again, we're staying at the Courtyard Kansas City South. Tournament rate applies if you use the link, but it's on a space-available basis so book quickly. 

More Paperwork Required for Nationals

**ACTION ITEM FOR PLAYERS GOING TO NATIONALS**: Complete this additional paperwork and return to Coach Rupp ASAP. School eligibility forms must be completed and signed by school officials.

Note that these items are REQUIRED at team check-in. If yours are missing, you may be ineligible to play.

  • Nationals code of conduct form
  • Nationals waiver for minors or adults (18+), as applicable
  • High school player eligibility form signed and stamped by each player's high school, listing all the players who attend that high school. One form per high school, so best for players/parents to coordinate efforts.

Click below for the forms.

Player Costs & Payment Plan

Cost per player is $700, with additional money to be raised through fundraising. Cost will cover round-trip flight, ground transportation in Kansas City, hotel rooms, breakfasts, most lunches, and team dinners on Thursday and Friday. Players will be responsible for their own lunch on Wednesday and also Saturday dinner at the Kansas City airport.

We will offer a payment plan to make things easier by spreading out payments over time.  But ASAP we need a deposit payment for all Boys HS team players who plan to go. 

  • Due March 15: Deposit payment of $400 to secure your spot.
  • Due April 1: Payment of $200
  • Due May 1: Payment of $100
  • Total player payment: $700

See below for payment methods.

We'll also to continue raise money through fundraising, so support all our fundraising activities!

Payment Methods

Payable by check or credit card.

  • For check payments, make payable to "SYC West End Rugby" and send to: Boys HS Rugby Nationals, c/o SYC, 7075 Newington Road, Unit G, Lorton, VA 22079.
  • For credit card payments, visit the SYC website's Payment page. Follow the prompts and be sure to select "Spring Rugby" from the drop-down list to ensure your payment is applied to the rugby program. Then email Coach Rupp (jeffrupp66 @ so he can follow up with SYC office staff about payments made.

Please also consider making an extra donation to help fund those players with limited financial means and support the rugby program as a whole. All tax deductible and you'll receive a thank-you / acknowledgment letter for tax purposes (SYC is a 501(c)(3) organization). To donate, visit the Donation page. Thanks!

Players Should Bring...

Players should bring the following items on the trip:

  • Actual photo ID for team check-in. (Photocopy not enough.) Photo ID may include driver's license, passport, school ID, military ID, etc. Does not need to include your date of birth.
  • Rugby gear including cleats, shorts, sccks, moutpiece, etc.
  • Clothes for multi-day trip
  • Swimsuit for hotel pool
  • Towel & soap for cleaning up Saturday afternoon at the field.
  • Money for Saturday dinner at the KC airport. Plus any extra spending money needed for tourney t-shirts or other souvenirs.

Player Code of Conduct Reminder

Quick reminder that all players are subject to the SYC West End Rugby code of conduct. See PDF link below for the full document.

In short, be on your best behavior. Don't do anything that would embarrass you, your team, or your family.

Those players found violating the code of conduct are subject to discipline, including dismissal from the team and being sent home at parent expense.

Parent Chaperones

Many thanks to the following parent chaperones who are flying with the team, driving team vans, and keeping an eye on the boys in general:

  • John Emery
  • Tim Herzog
  • Brian Johnson
  • Sean & Karin Linehan
  • Rick Thorne

In KC we can always use more help with bed checks, etc., so let us know if you're able.

West End Schedule of Matches

Details to come once available. 

West End Varsity Matches:

  • Thursday -- Kickoff at 7:30pm vs Royal Irish.
  • Friday -- Kickoff at 6:30pm vs TBD (depends on Thursday result).
  • Saturday -- Kickoff at 1:30pm vs TBD (depends on Thursday/Friday results).

West End JV Matches:

  • Thursday -- No JV match on Thursday.
  • Friday -- 1st match kickoff at 10:30am vs Penn JV. 2nd match kickoff at 3:30pm vs KC Junior Blues JV.
  • Saturday -- 3rd match kickoff at 9:00am vs Herriman JV.

Webcasting of Matches

Boys HS Rugby Nationals to be webcast at Note it requires at least a $20 purchase via a monthly subscription to FloRugby that you may cancel after the first month.


Questions?  Contact Coach Jeff Rupp in person or by email (jeffrupp66 @