Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center

Phil Thiel

The Men's Eagles come back from 13-3 to qualify for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 England with a 32-13 win against Uruguay

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Tania SantosActive Physical Therapy

Welcome to the TC Alliance Rugby Club Team
Tania Santos, Team Physical Therapist

Active Physical Therapy - Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic | In-home Physical Therapy

Offering professional and effective physical therapy services in Traverse City, MI. Tania Santos, Physical Therapist, educated in South Africa, a former Physical Therapist for the South African National Soccer and Rugby Teams uses a South African and European style of hands-on, one-on-one therapy unique to Northern Michigan.
Her approach helps people to improve their physical condition after undergoing medical or orthopedic surgeries, sports and work related injuries, debilitating Medical conditions, and chronic illnesses (arthritis, neurological strokes, Parkinsons, MS etc.)

For more information visit their website

Coach Benson

Congratulations Coach Chuck Benson,
Level 200 IRB Coaching Certificate.

Prerequisite: Nil

Duration: 15 hours (+ delivery of 12 sessions)

Assessment: There are two options:
1. Provision of certificate for full attendance
2. For accreditation: attendance and participation in all modules; achievement of satisfactory practical assessment; achievement of 80% in open book tests; submission of a 12 week coaching diary

Course details:

The course focuses on the following aspects of the game:

  • Principles of Attack and Defence
  • Key factor analysis of individual, mini, sub-unit and unit skills
  • Relationship between key factor analysis and the principles of attack and defense
  • Practise and planning
  • Risk Management and ethics
  • Role of the coach
  • Communication
  • Child and adolescent growth and development
  • Laws of the game
  • Fitness

2013-2014 USA Rugby Membership Registration
Cycle Now Open!

Registration Opens August 15!

Excited for the fall/spring rugby seasons? Before lacing up your boots, renew or register for your official USA Rugby 2013-2014 season membership TODAY! The new membership cycle takes effect August 15, 2013, through August 31, 2014.

To register for any role with USA Rugby go to .
GTRC Annual Cherry Pit Rugby 15's Tournament
This message is to all the former TC Alliance Players.

We are putting a team together to play in this year's cherry pit on August 17th. If any of you would like to play please contact me. I'll be joining you guys on the field for awhile :)

So please get your gear ready and support our club.

I hope to hear from many of you. Also forward this message on to players who are not in contact with me on FB.

231.883.4488 or on Facebook

For more information regarding the tournament

Saturday, June 22
at East Kentwood, MI
for the Meijer - 2013 State Games of Michigan

The TC Alliance Sevens (seven player) high school rugby team, participated in a 12 team Sevens tournament.

After two preliminary games, first game beating Livonia, then losing to GR Catholic Central, (who would be the Champions of the tournament), the Alliance were seeded fourth when the tournament began.

The Alliance began with a win over the Southwest Bulls, then falling short against the current State Champion team Grandville, but not without a very hard fought battle scoring 3 trys to 5. The lose would send the Alliance Team to the Bronze medal game, where they took third place.

July 20th, the TC Alliance team will be playing in Grand Rapids, at the ROCK HARD RUGBY 7'S Tournament, which is Premier Midwest Men's 7's Qualifier. We are still recruiting players. Size does not matter and no experience is needed. Contact Coach Benson for practice times at 231.342.5085.

for more info: Grand Rapids Rockhard Rugby 7's or Meijer State Games of Michigan