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National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) launches new website
together with Sport Ngin

NSCRO is inviting visitors to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience for rugby players, administrators and fans, with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing users to access information about the NSCRO playoffs, details of over 300+ teams, 25% of which are women’s teams, including team information, league results & standings and multi-media resources including videos, with the option to share information across all major social networking sites.
See more at: [http:www.nscro.org]http:www.nscro.org

MEDFORD, NJ (September 15, 2014) – National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), the home of rugby in the USA for small colleges, today announced the successful launch of a new website for the organization.

“With the launch of the new website, we are better equipped to foster the growth and development of rugby among small colleges in the U.S. – we are aiming to better support the dedicated administrators within rugby and engage the current players and coaches, as well as fans and alumni”, said NSCRO founder and President, Steve Cohen.

NSCRO defines the proper fit for small colleges playing rugby based on full-time student enrollment by gender as 4,500 for men’s teams and 3,500 for women’s teams. The average NSCRO college is under 2,000 students.

The launch of the new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information about NSCRO and the US college rugby community, is part of the organization’s on-going efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information to the rugby community worldwide. The primary goal is to invigorate and engage the rugby community of fans, coaches, school officials, rugby administrators, team alumni, players and their families in a better way with the more user friendly website with interactive capabilities including the ability to share products and pages across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms.

 

Boasting a modern, colorful design and new logo, the new site has a focus on five major topics: 1) NSCRO – Who We Are and What We Do; 2) Conferences & Unions – including results and standings; 3) Playoffs; 4) Resources – for players, administrators and fans; 5) Media – including images and videos to be enjoyed and shared

 

The new site is intended to serve as a complete tool for varying user levels, from players to parents, and even people newly interested in the sport looking to learn more and how to get involved. It includes extensive information to help users understand the landscape of college rugby in the USA and details about each member club within NSCRO. With over 300+ teams within the NSCRO system who are governed locally by a recognized Conference or Union, there is now a single platform for teams to provide detailed information about their club and players, including player statistics, club website, school location, club officers, head coach and more. The Conferences/Unions can upload match results that will be tabulated into instant standings, viewable to the players and public. 
 

Conferences and Unions along with its teams are responsible to provide regular NSCRO website updates to keep the NSCRO community up to date on team information and the latest results.

 

Additionally, individual users to the site will have the opportunity to create their own user profile, which will provide them opportunity to directly connect with other members of the NSCRO community and notably provide access to special features of the site, such as bulletin boards and comment sections, among other new platforms and tools that will be released throughout the year.

 

The new website offers online content that is easier to navigate and share with others, assisting in the strengthening and expansion of the small rugby community. This is a result of talking with administrators and players, and gaining valuable feedback.

 

NSCRO has partnered together with Sport Ngin for the development of the new site. Sport Ngin is the world’s largest sports technology and media platform focused exclusively on the large and expanding youth and amateur sports market.

As part of the partnership with NSCRO, SportNgin has created special website packages offered uniquely for NSCRO Conferences, Unions and their clubs looking for a new site of their own. Each newteam site from Sport Ngin would have state of the art tools to help the team improve the management of their operations and better connect with their membership for Conferences and Unions and players, volunteers and fans for teams. As well, the team site would be able to be connected directly to the new NSCRO site, for easy information sharing such as news and results. Information about these special packages is found on the new site.

The special offer for NSCRO Conferences, Unions and their clubs for a new website, supports NSCRO’s goal to help teams become stronger and more sustainable, and to enhance Rugby in America, and specifically the NSCRO community, with greater participation and information sharing off the pitch to better learn from and support each other.

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Visit the new website and give us your feedback by posting a comment on our Facebook page or on Twitter.
 

About NSCRO

NSCRO is the home of Small College Rugby and is dedicated to its growth and development. As of 2014, NSCRO represents nearly 40% of all colleges playing rugby in the U.S. with nearly 300 teams (210 men’s and over 80 women’s) participating in local Unions and Conferences, competing for the NSCRO Small College National Championship.

The National Small College Rugby Organization (pronounced “N”-SCRO) was co-founded by Steve Cohen in 2007 to organize the Division 3 and Division 4 college rugby national playoff system. These championships have become a vital part in developing collegiate rugby in the U.S. and are now known as the Small College National Championships. The best small college rugby clubs are just that and to refer to them as Division 3 does not fully recognize their level of play, commitment to the sport and accomplishments both on and off the pitch. NSCRO is the Home of Small College Rugby and it encourages all small colleges to participate in the playoff system.

Clubs who want to participate in the NSCRO playoffs must be members in good standing of a local governing body in a league system, be recognized as a club or team in good standing by their college/university and be a member of USA Rugby.

One of NSCRO’s primary goals is to establish a "level playing field" for small colleges to compete against schools with similar resources, especially in terms of student enrollment.

NSCRO's Mission is to foster the growth and development of men's and women's small college rugby clubs, coaches and players through:

  • Promoting a high level of sportsmanship on and off the field, along with top-level competition
  • Encouraging the development of leaders on and off the field
  • Offering value and a sense of belonging to the entire NSCRO community

 

About Sport Ngin – on the web at www.sportngin.com

Sport Ngin is the world’s largest sports technology and media platform focused exclusively on the multi-billion dollar youth and amateur sports market. Sport Ngin’s suite of products help sports organizations improve the management of their operations and better connect with their athletes, volunteers and fans. Founded in 2008, Sport Ngin is based in Minneapolis, MN and has been recognized in 2014 as a Best in Class and Best Company to Work For award recipient.

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For more information on NSCRO go to www.nscro.org or contact president@nscro.org