|Camper Michael Dabulas working on box kick|
|Best back Charles Meagher with Danny Grewcock and Rich Pohlidal |
In a newly formed partnership with Bath Rugby U.K., New York Athletic Club and Play Ruby USA, West Point Rugby delivered its first-ever rugby sport camp at the United States Military Academy’s Anderson Rugby Complex. The four-day camp focused on leader development, team building, rugby core skill development, unit and positional-specific skills, decision making, speed/agility/quickness training and the West Point and Bath rugby experience.
78 campers enjoyed a 6-to-1 coach-to-athlete ratio, with featured coaches including West Point’s director of rugby and men’s head coach Rich Pohlidal, former USA National 7s player and Army associate head coach Justin Hundley, former USA National Team forwards coach and now Army forwards coach Bill LeClerc , Army athletic trainer Dana Johnston and MAJ Tim Hudson and Dr. Angie Fifer of the West Point Center For Enhanced Performance.
Alongside the West Point Staff, Bath was equally well represented with feature coach and Bath academy director Danny Grewcock, who retired from professional and international play in May. The former England international brought along several of Bath’s coaching staff, including former Bath Hooker James Deane, current Wales National Team prop Caryl Thomas and Bath community coach Steve Middleton.
Rounding out the staff were Ryszard Chadwick of Hartbury College, U.K., Tim Little, Troy Hall and Mike Petri of the Eagles and NYAC, Pat Coleman and Seamus Kelly of Cal, Canada U-20 Zahid Jethani, Frank Williams of PAL Jersey City Rugby, Matt Thomas of McQuaid Jesuit and Chris Mattina of Delaware University.