2017 USA Rugby Academy National Assessment Camps

2017 USA Rugby Academy National Assessment Camps

Doug Coil

During the Fall there will be eight USA Rugby Academy National Assessment Camps (NAC). Applications from interested athletes are now being accepted.

The camps will focus on high performance rugby and players will be grouped from youth, age-grade, college and senior club. Participants must be at least 15 years of age to be eligible to attend.

The NAC will focus on general skills, basic testing, and rugby activities led by USA Rugby national program coaches. The camps also serve as an opportunity for players who perform well to receive an invitation to a Regional Training Camp, Resident Camp, and/or upcoming national pathway event. Local coaches are welcome to attend to either observe or assist.

For further information, please see: https://rugby.atavus.com/usa-rugby-academy/#_assessmentcamp

Staff will review and approve all applications and provide further information on acceptance to the camp.

2017 Venues

Day/DateParticipantsHostLocation
Sunday, Sept. 3Men & WomenMemphis Inner-City RugbyMemphis, TN
Sunday, Sept. 17Men & WomenEckerd CollegeSt. Petersburg, FL
Sunday, Oct. 8Men & WomenDragon Rugby ClubGreenville, WI
Sunday, Oct. 8Men & WomenKansas University RFCLawrence, KS
Sunday, Oct. 15Men & WomenCincinnati WolfhoundsFairfield, OH
Saturday, Nov. 4Men & WomenMcClatchy Rugby ClubSacramento, CA
Saturday, Nov. 11Men & WomenMaui RugbyWailuku, Maui, HI
Sunday, Nov. 12Men & WomenKalihi RugbyHonolulu, Oahu, HI

To apply / to recommend a potential athlete: https://rugby.atavus.com/usa-rugby-academy/#_assessmentcamp
(Note: Staff will notify all applicants of acceptance to the camp and provide further details.)

Participation fee: $50.00 (payable upon acceptance to the NAC).

Typical NAC Schedule:
0:00-1:15 Warm-up/Basic Testing
1:15-1:45 Multi-Directional & Spatial Awareness Games
1:45-2:30 Skill-Based Activities & Progressions
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Skill-Based Activities (positional)

Applications now being accepted for NAC venues in 2018: https://form.jotformpro.com/60117252027949

For more information, please contact Atavus Director of Rugby Operations Emilie Bydwell (emilie.bydwell@atavus.com), USA Rugby High Performance Talent Identification & Database Manager JD Stephenson (jstephenson@usarugby.org), or USA Rugby Women’s National Team Pathway Manager Tam Breckenridge (tbreckenridge@usarugby.org).

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