ELITE Rugby Camp USA continues to secure top flight facilities and coaches for their summer camps. In 2011, ELITE will again host a camp at the Olympic Training Center and have added Stanford University to their lineup. ELITE Director Ethan Willis told us, "We are very excited about ELITE at Stanford. The facilities at Stanford and the coaches we have assembled will provide our campers with an experience they will remember for a lifetime."
Not only has ELITE expanded to Stanford, but they have brought on USA 7s Captain Matt Hawkins and USA 15s Backs Coach Matt Sherman on as partners in the company. Matt Hawkins believes ELITE is headed in the right direction, "Our focus at ELITE is to improve the quality of rugby in America by giving players and coaches access to first class coaching and facilities. In providing this opportunity we hope that coaches and players will be inspired and raise their level of rugby."
Hawkins has been integral in landing distinguished coaches for the 2011 camps. Zack Test, Dallen Stanford, Mark Bokhoven, Colin Hawley, Justin Boyd, Alex Ross, Duncan Kelm, and Chris Clever all will be working one on one and in group settings with campers.
Sherman and Hawkins have been busy working on the ELITE Coaches Clinic that will be available at each of their camps in 2011. For a full day, visiting coaches will have the opportunity work directly with the ELITE Staff in drills and technique sessions. In the evening visiting coaches will go through a seminar and have an opportunity to ask questions of the ELITE Staff. All coaches will leave with an ELITE Coaching Handbook. "This is a great chance for coaches to sharpen their skills and actually implement them in a guided session." Sherman told us.
ELITE camps are for boys ages 10 to 18 years old of all skill levels. ELITE at Stanford will run from July 13th to July 16th and ELITE at the Olympic Training Center will take place from July 25th to July 28th. Group and team discounts are available. If you have any questions you can visit the ELITE website www.eliterugbycampusa.com or contact ELITE Director Ethan Willis