ABOUT THE CAMP

The 16th Annual Player Development Camp July 9-14th, will once again be held at East Stroudsburg University in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.

Now offering more options: 7s Camp, 15s Camp, or you can attend BOTH sessions

PURPOSE OF CAMP

This camp is designed to expose young rugby athletes to higher levels of coaching and thereby foster development of both individual and team skills. The camp curriculum consists of the most current skills and theories taught by USA Rugby certified coaches, including National Team coaches, athletes and instructors.

BENEFITS TO ATHLETE

Each athlete will receive:

  • An official Player Development Camp jersey and tee shirt (Traditional Camp)
  • An official Player Development Camp Performance shirt (7s Camp)
  • Sessions on the Predator Training Machine
  • Instruction by USA Rugby’s best Coaches and Instructors
  • A complete Player Profile Evaluation
  • An opportunity to measure him/herself against other players in their region
  • An opportunity to be evaluated by National level coaches for higher honors and participation on representative teams
  • Strength & conditioning/Nutrition Sessions
  • Video Breakdown Session
  • College Advisement
  • Position-specific work/Unit & Team Skills
  • 24/7 Access to Certified Athletic Trainers

INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE EVALUATION

During the course of the camp, each athlete will receive a written Athlete Profile Evaluation that identifies strengths, weaknesses and areas of required improvement to compete at a higher level. A member of the coaching staff prepares the Evaluation and will discuss it with the athlete on an individual basis.

LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION

  • Junior High females & males (entering 7th or 8th grade)
  • High School females & males
  • Collegiate females & males
Athletes at all levels of skill and development will be divided into teams based on skill, age, gender and size. The teams will then progress through activities designed to improve both individual and team play. The camp ends with an informal match in which athletes can implement what they have learned.