What’s your 10 moment?

2014 AIG NYC Rugby Cup Volunteers

Team PRUSA sets up for the 7th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup!

At Play Rugby USA we use “10 moments” as a way of communicating to other team members about the best things that happen in our job. An example would be if in the first training session at a new school a student hugs her team mate when they worked together to score a try – that’s a 10 moment for me!

We strive to work in the 8, 9, & 10 zone focusing on projects and ideas that will have the biggest impact. There are plenty of tasks that are not in this range that need to get done but we know by doing those it will help achieve our 10s!

Here are some “10 moments” from the Play Rugby USA team:

Dom: Play Rugby USA team work!

“Having been involved heavily in every NYC Rugby Cup since the start, the way the Play Rugby USA team worked together in the planning and then the execution of this year’s Cup was amazing. Everyone chipped in to get everything as perfect as we could make it for the parents, supporters, coaches, and players. It was the best Cup yet because of the way we pulled together!”

Losi: Winning through Nutrition

“My 10 moment was when the elementary school children were eager and determined to answer the nutrition survey questions very carefully. You could see they cared about and were intrigued in wanting to know more about nutrition because some of the children questioned some of the questions asked in the Play Rugby USA nutrition survey. Some students would wait to receive help from one of the volunteers or myself so they could answer the question honestly and correctly. Further, some students were enjoying themselves so much so that when quiz time was over they wanted more quiz questions. Overall the enthusiasm from all the students who took part showed that they valued their work and what the nutrition station entailed as you could see that they were enjoying themselves.”

Rys: Passion

“Having Senior Academy kids show up to volunteer and seeing the excitement on their faces to be around rugby and to help out with any little task, really showing a true passion and a selfless commitment to the game. That is often rare for someone their age to have to that level.”

Ski: Electric Boogaloo at the NYC Cup

“The time in between games where I could socialize and enjoy informal time with not only the kids I have coached, but athletes from other schools that I had met through various tournaments and those who I’d only met that day. A great moment was when myself, YDM Ben Slaughter, and various kids were having fun dancing on the main pitch without a care in the world with the sun on our faces and the New York skyline behind us.”

Now it’s your turn!

Share your favorite memory from the 2014 AIG NYC Rugby Cup or just from being involved in rugby, that was a 10 out of 10 for you.

Include as many details as possible and give this #10moment a name!

Share with us in the comments below, on our Facebook page or tweet at us: @play_rugby_usa

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #10moment and #NYCrugbycup !

A few NYC Rugby Cup referees enjoy a #10moment together.

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6 Comments

  1. Competition is a big part of why we all love sports and why over 600 kids came to the NYC Rugby Cup this year! I was a Field Captain during the tournament and one of the teams on my field was East New York. It was their first ever Rugby Cup tournament they brought a team of only 8 players but with a lot of enthusiasm and spirit! Throughout the day they played hard with only one sub and were exhausted by the time playoff rounds began, but they continued to play with passion and enthusiasm. Unfortunately they didn’t advance to the final and when I talked to the team they were disappointed to have lost but were still excited just to be there and be a part of the day. Their coach said it was one of the best experiences they’ve ever had as a team. East New York’s attitudes, even in the face of defeat, were incredibly positive and perfectly represented what I hope all our participants take away from the Rugby Cup experience! I hope to see them again at next year’s tournament!

  2. With this being my first NYC Rugby Cup and being heavily involved in the planning and logistics it was very rewarding to see everything come together and run smoothly. More importantly it was awesome to all the positive energy from everyone from involved. Having reffed several tournaments throughout the spring I loved seeing many of the teams improve throughout the spring and have fun showing off their continuously improving skills. It was great to see how much respect and sportsmanship that was demonstrated by the players and coaches.

  3. This past Mayors Cup i saw so much sportsmanship kids helping each other from from opposing teams off the floor or just telling them good score. i also saw some good reactions from parents cheering and yelling positive stuff before and after the game.

  4. The time after winning our first game. Seeing the passion in these eyes and asking their coach what can we do to become better. Seeing how each player would push each other to do better. Picking up each others and not bring each other down. Even after being knock-out in the semifinals of the cup. This a quote that stays out in my mind, that one of the students from ps59 said in our team huddle: “ Go Forward isn’t only moving ahead while we win our games, Going Forward is when we pick up our heads after a loss and plan to come back stronger next year”

  5. My #10 moment came as I snapped a photo of hundreds of amazing kids playing rugby in the NY sunshine with the Manhattan skyline in the background. This proud Colorado momma was grateful for the opportunity to volunteer and cut up fruit for eager players and dedicated coaches. Well played everyone… well played.

  6. Respect
    After being involved in the NYC Rugby Cup for the first time I was privileged enough to be a referee for the day. My #10 moment came during every game that I officiated I was amazed and gladdened by the amount of respect I was shown by players and coaches alike. In turn the players and coaches respect for one another was on the same level.
    I will be back next year!

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