ELITE RUGBY USA
Developing Youth Rugby in America
ABOUT the ELITE RUGBY FOUNDATION
The Elite Rugby Foundation provides youth rugby education to athletes and coaches in the United States and abroad. Current and past members of the USA Rugby Team lead single and multi-day clinics at premier rugby venues.
Participants are trained both in the physical and mental side of the sport. Becoming 'ELITE TRAINED' means players possess the skills necessary to excel in youth rugby and off the field.
By promoting character development both 'on and off' the field, ELITE seeks to be the leader in rugby education. Players leave clinics with the expectation to become lifetime ambassadors for the sport of rugby.
The Elite Rugby Foundation seeks to provide need-based scholarships to players from families who can not afford the opportunity to attend one of our camps. Seeking to develop youth rugby in underserved areas, ELITE reaches out to community programs for inclusion in the clinics. Applicants are required to submit an essay to receive a scholarship.
ABOUT RUGBY in AMERICA
Rugby is a sport played by 120 different countries by 10 million people and is the fastest growing team sport in America. In 2016, rugby 7s will be included in the Olympics. Subsequently, the opportunities for young rugby players has significantly grown....
ABOUT ELITE COACHES
OUR PROGRAMS (below our staff)
In the summer of 2012, ELITE offered programs at the following locations:
ELITE at Stanford (July 9th to July 12th)
ELITE at Glendale (July 13th to July 16th)
ELITE at Oregon (July 19th to July 22nd)
ELITE at the Olympic Training Center (July 25th to July 28th)
At each location campers stay at university housing and eat in the school dining halls. Campers are clothed by Nike apparel and train with gear from World Rugby Shop.
For 2013 there will be a clinic for American youth players living in Hong Kong (during the Hong Kong 7s) and an additional girl's camp at Stanford.
Matt Sherman - Collegiate All-American Head Coach
Alex Ross - USA 7s
James Patterson - USA 15s
Colin Hawley - USA 7s and 15s
Duncan Kelm - USA 7s
Your donation helps provide scholarships to our clinics. ELITE RUGBY USA serves the communities that play rugby in the United States. Our goal is to have a 'blind' financial need admissions policy. We seek to establish an endowment to meet this need - both now and in the future.
The main problem is development. Many players aren't introduced to the game until high school or later, and their is a shortage of qualified coaches.
Wear our colors with pride as any donation includes an ELITE RUGBY USA shirt.
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