The data presented here is a best-attempt effort to show how members have registered with USA Rugby over the years. And, within a year, how a single member might have multiple memberships through various roles and transfers. Care is taken to count a person that is valid at any time during a season, while removing cancellations and other mistakes. However, you should expect up to 1% error for any dataset being viewed.
A season's numbers aren't usually finalized until a couple of months after the season ends. A season's current numbers are for estimation only, and should not be quoted as fact.
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A Member is a unique person for the current scope of data being presented.
A Membership defines how a member has registered (Admin, Coach, College Player, etc.) and to what club that registration belongs. A member can therefore have multiple memberships. For example, a member can be a senior player and an admin at one club, a coach at another club, and a referee at yet another. Halfway through the season, the player may transfer from their primary club to a 7s club.
In the membership example above, our one member can have memberships that span types, states, and regions. So how does this member get counted in the various sections of this site?