The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open try-outs for all male players aged 17 and above with the Empire (New York) Academy on Saturday, May 25th at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 11.30am. The New England Academy (Boston) will follow on Sunday, May 26th at Pine Banks Park. 1087 Main St. 02148 Malden Ma. With a 10am check-in. Players must be pre-registered and the combine will include both standardized athletic testing and live scrimmages. Coaches from both Academies will attend both combines to assess all athletes, with invitations to participate in the Academy program to follow shortly.
The mission of the Northeast Combined ODA is to identify, develop and prepare regional rugby players to challenge for places in the USA Men’s National 7’s squad and the USA Olympic team for the Rio games in 2016. The Empire and New England ODA’s will compete as a combined Northeast team in the various elite tournaments to be held in New York (July), Glendale (August), Saratoga (September), San Diego (November) and Las Vegas (February).
Players accepted into the Academy will train and compete with their home club 2 nights per week and the Academy one night. Access to a professional training and development will be provided with personalized seasonal conditioning and nutritional plans along with the highest level of staff and guest coaches.
For registration information, please use the following link;
Or contact Academy Director Sean Horan at