ELITE Rugby Camps is poised to deliver its brand of rugby coaching to American youths from coast to coast. In collaboration with US Sports Camps, ELITE will unveil camps in five different states, with the hopes of increasing domestic awareness for the game and exposing more young athletes to the sport.
“When we looked at the rugby camp landscape, ELITE Rugby Camps stood out because of their strong ties to USA Rugby players and coaches,” states Jason West, vice president for US Sports Camps. “It’s rare in American sports today for kids to have access to their heroes, and even more rare for those athletes to make themselves available in a true instructional setting. What an incredible opportunity for young rugby players in this country.”
ELITE Rugby Camps are scheduled at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Adelphi University, UC San Diego, and University of Denver. A special two-day clinic is also scheduled in Houston in conjunction with the international test match between the United States and Ireland. ELITE’s curriculum places heavy emphasis on mastering fundamentals and improving overall technique. The programs are open to players of all ability levels, ages 9–18.
"When we started ELITE in 2009 we hoped to create young ambassadors for the sport of rugby,” states Ethan Willis, founder of ELITE Rugby Camps. “It has been rewarding to see so many of our ELITE-Trained campers represent USA Rugby as High School All-Americans and USA under-20 players. More importantly, we take pride in knowing that many of our campers are honor roll students and leaders in their community. Our partnership with USSC will allow us to impact the lives of more players and ultimately create more ambassadors for the game of rugby."
Detailed information on the 2013 ELITE Rugby Camps can be found online at www.ussportscamps.com/rugby/elite/.
About ELITE Rugby Camps
Founded in 2009, the mission of ELITE Rugby Camps is to provide rugby education to young athletes and coaches, and engender confidence and self-esteem on and off the rugby field. ELITE is dedicated to providing our campers with one on one and group coaching from current and past members of the USA Rugby Team. Our coaches carefully construct each day to provide campers with the most memorable experience possible. More information can be found online at www.ELITErugbycampusa.com
About US Sports Camps, Inc.
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement. More information can be found online at www.ussportscamps.com