ELITE Rugby Camp USA has announced its first ELITE Winter Clinic in San Diego on December 19th and 20th.
"We are very excited to offer a winter camp for youth rugby players in the Southern California area. This is the perfect opportunity for players to prepare for their upcoming season and fine tune their fundamentals," ELITE Director Ethan Willis told RUGBYMag.com.
Coaching at the ELITE Winter Clinic will be Stanford head coach and USA Backs Coach Matt Sherman and USA 7s players Alex Ross and Duncan Kelm.
"At ELITE we believe that providing coaching from players and coaches who have experienced the modern game at the highest level is a valuable method to provide young players high level instruction,” said Sherman. “We hope that our model will help to provide a fun, safe, and challenging camp experience that will help to develop the next generation of great rugby players in America."
ELITE's model has grown significantly since 2009, with over 300 campers coming through the ELITE system in 2011. ELITE is committed to growth. Another ELITE Winter Clinic in Northern California will be announced shortly and ELITE plans on having summer camps in San Diego, Palo Alto, Oregon and Texas in 2012. Additionally, ELITE is looking forward to gaining non-profit status in early 2012. This non-profit status will allow ELITE to provide scholarships to those who would otherwise not be able to afford the opportunity to attend ELITE camps.
The ELITE Winter Clinic in San Diego is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 18 years old. The clinic will be held at the Little Q in San Diego.
The ELITE Winter Clinic is a day clinic held from 9am to 4:30pm. For more information on ELITE and upcoming camps you can visit www.eliterugbycampusa.com or contact ELITE Director Ethan Willis at