August 30, 2016
Mike Harris Becomes Yale Women’s RFC Strength & Conditioning Director
Photo: Mike Harris
Yale Women’s Rugby Foootball Club Release
YWRFC is pleased to announce that Mike Harris will be joining the coaching staff as Strength and Conditioning Director. Mike, now in his fourth year at Yale, has worked with All-Ivy athletes, National Team and National Junior Team members, NCAA Division I qualifiers, men’s basketball Ivy League champions, and an NFL-bound football player. Mike will use his extensive experience to prepare the players for the physical demands of rugby. This will include programing and management of lifting and conditioning sessions, development of recovery protocols and nutritional advice. When asked about the role, Mike commented, “I am very excited to work with the women’s rugby team. Each individual on the team has huge potential to develop physically and with the right application they will soon see positive results. Rugby is a growing sport in the US and it will be fun having a more active role in the game.” When asked about Mike’s addition to the team, Coach Wilson was delighted to acquire his services, ” I couldn’t be happier! This is a huge gain for YWRFC as Mike is one of the leading S&C coaches in the region. With Mike’s work and the players’ commitment, the team will be much more athletic and that will compliment our high-tempo game plan.”
The team are currently in pre-season and are preparing for a scrimmage against local rivals, University of New Haven, on September 10th at Yale Intramural Fields, 10am KO.