On USA Rugby Vision, Strategy 2020, RWC 2018/2027, Age Grade, HP audit, & more on the Board/RIM 2

In responding to a question about ‘vision’, it is difficult not to discuss the Board and the massive effect (positive or negative) it can and has on any such ‘visions’. It is time to get back to basics and instill some Business Basics back into this Board.  Without it, and the proper alignment to the organization – it doesn’t matter what anyone’s vision is, it is bound for failure.   More…

A Letter to all USA Rugby Congress Members. From Tony Ridnell 3

As in any organization, the functionality of the Board is of vital importance.  It’s leadership/guidance relied upon in times of crisis. We’ve been in crisis for a long time.  The rugby community in America has tolerated mediocrity from this entity for far too long.  It is time for a change.  Everyone knows it. It is now the Congress responsibility and duty to make it happen.   More…

My USA Rugby NDS Experience. The good, bad, & ugly. 5

The Strategic Plan: It’s apparently coming, and apparently it is comprehensive.  We need it. And we need people to execute it.  We have Payne; I hope the Congress has the gumption to look at their duty to review the Board of Director’s performance, and assess that each and every member is qualified, capable and the best to assist Payne in taking this movement forward. More…