Congratulations on earning your way to compete in the PacWest Championships. The Claremont Consortium, the Claremont Colleges Men's Rugby Lions, Gold Coast Conference Intercollegiate Rugby, and NSCRO would like to welcome you to the 2017 Region 4 PacWest Championships. The event will be played on April 8-9, 2017 in Claremont, California, at Parents Field on the campus of Claremont McKenna College.
This event will pit the top two teams from both the NSCRO California Cup and Cowboy Cup. There will be two semi-final matches on Saturday, April 8 with the championship and third place matches being played on Sunday, April 9. Please refer to the event schedule for further details. The team winning the PacWest Championship will represent Region 4 at the National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on April 29 and April 30, 2017.
Claremont McKenna College is 100% smoke free.
Ice and Water will be available to teams and spectators throughout the event.
Restrooms are located immediately adjacent to Parents Field in the modular buildings.
Pets must be leashed at all times.
You may park in any parking lot on-campus as long as you go to Campus Safety and request a temporary parking pass.
Street parking is also available on N. Mills Ave. (either side of street) or Brooks Ave. (only east side of street) which are both located just south of Parents Field.
There is also a large parking structure (South Campus Parking Structure) on the Pomona College campus about a 10 minute walk from Parents Field located at the corner of E. 1st St. and Columbia Ave. Visitor parking is allowed on the 1st level of the parking structure free of charge.
We have reserved a room block at the Courtyard Marriott Ontario Rancho Cucamonga for a very reasonable rate of $129/night which includes breakfast each morning. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes from campus and 10 minutes from Ontario Airport. The hotel is extremely close to a mall and numerous eateries. See below for suggestions.
Please make reservations through this PacWest Link
If your team would like to be closer to campus there are only two hotels worth recommending. The DoubleTree is no more than a 5 minute drive to campus and Casa 425 is located in the Claremont Village only a few blocks from campus.
The DoubleTree by Hilton
555 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
425 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711
NSCRO Region 4 PacWest Regional Championships
Emergency Action Plan
Tournament Director: Brandon Johnson, Claremont Colleges Director of Club Sports (269-762-0311)
NSCRO Representative: Mark Wilson, GCCIR Commissioner (818-675-6061)
Medical Staff: Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) – Katye Smith and Aaron Strout
1. The Medical Staff on site will be responsible for treating minor injuries to players and for caring for more serious injuries until EMS personnel arrive. The Staff makes the decision and if an ambulance is not at the field, calls 911 to request EMS (ambulance).
2. Parents Field is on the campus of Claremont McKenna College and is on the corner of 6th St. and N. Mills. Follow the pathway north on the west side of Roberts Pavilion and Parents Field will be located on the west side of the pathway.
3. The Tournament Director delegates responsibility for flagging down EMS and clearing bystanders from injured player.
4. A member of the Medical Staff provides care until EMS personnel arrive and assists with emergency care as needed. Pertinent info (cause if injury, vital signs, treatment rendered, medical history) shall be provided to EMS personnel, as appropriate.
5. The Tournament Director advises the Coach of the player's team to assign someone to accompany the athlete to the hospital as well as bring pertinent medical history of the player and their personal belongings, including medical insurance card and ID.
6. The injured player's club contacts parents/guardians/family as necessary.
7. The Coach is to complete the appropriate injury report as required by the player's school or organization.
8. If a player is diagnosed by a qualified healthcare professional that they sustained a concussion, the NSCRO Representative reminds the player's coach of the USA Rugby Policy regarding Concussions which includes the 5 Rs shown below as well as compliance with the IRB Concussion Guidelines.
It is imperative that the athlete does not return to play until he or she is symptom-free and has been cleared for return to play by a qualified healthcare professional. USA Rugby strongly recommends that the player complete the GRTP (Graduated Return to Play) procedure prior to return to full play and competition.
USA Rugby’s policy requires that ALL rugby players, staff, parents, referees, volunteers, and fans follow these five basic steps when dealing with suspected concussions:
1. Recognize – Learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion so you understand when an athlete might have a suspected concussion.
2. Remove – If an athlete has a concussion or even a suspected concussion he or she must be removed from play immediately.
3. Refer – Once removed from play, the player should be referred immediately to a qualified healthcare professional who is trained in evaluating and treating concussions.
4. Recover – Full recovery from the concussion is required before return to play is authorized. This includes being symptom-free. Rest and some specific treatment options are critical for the health of the injured participant.
5. Return – In order for safe return to play in rugby, the athlete must be symptom-free and cleared in writing by a qualified health care professional who is trained in evaluating and treating concussions. USA Rugby strongly recommends that the athlete complete the GRTP (Graduated Return to Play) protocol.
Nearest Hospital – San Antonio Community Hospital
999 San Bernardino Road, Upland Ca 91786
Phone: (909) 985-2811
Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed by anyone (players, coaches, spectators, etc.) in attendance at an NSCRO-sanctioned match or event. The onus of responsibility for compliance is on the individual club they are associated with. League matches played under the jurisdiction of a local Union or Conference are not considered sanctioned by NSCRO with regard to this policy.
If NSCRO enters into a written agreement that allows the facility owner to serve alcoholic beverages, the facility owner shall be required to enforce any and all applicable laws relating to the provision, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, including the prohibition of consumption of alcohol by minors.
Teams are requested to refrain from evening gatherings involving consumption of alcohol during attendance at a NSCRO playoff match or event.
Failure to comply with this Policy as well as applicable laws may result in team and/or player disqualification and/or enforcement by either college/university or city police. Any breach of this Policy at this event, as witnessed and reported by any individual will be forwarded to the appropriate disciplinary committee for action as well as possible disqualification from future NSCRO playoff matches
Conduct of Players, Coaches and Spectators
Collegiate rugby players and coaches represent their colleges and are ambassadors of collegiate rugby in the United States. As such, collegiate rugby players and coaches are expected to behave with dignity both on and off the field. Collegiate rugby players and coaches should not tolerate rude or anti-social behavior of any sort which would reflect negatively on the image of NSCRO, USA Rugby or the student athlete's college/university, or the image of collegiate rugby as a serious and disciplined athletic endeavor. Any breach of this Code of Conduct will be forwarded to the appropriate disciplinary committee for action.
Players, coaches and spectators are not to use foul language or make threatening remarks before, during or after the match. Such behavior whether directed at a teammates, opponents, match officials, spectator or even part of a pre-match "chant" or play call (such as for a line out) is unacceptable. Doing so will be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct and disciplinary action may be taken by the appropriate Organization.
In addition to the paperwork/waiver needed by NSCRO our campus also requires that the following team waiver be completed for this tournament.
Please complete the below linked team waiver and turn in via email to Brandon.Johnson@Pomona.edu or at check-in for your first game. Thank you!