All Play, No Politics – Serevi Rugby Set to Power Capital Rugby Union

The 3 year partnership establishes on-going coach education and player development camps provided by Serevi.

[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap1′]S[/bra_dropcaps]EATTLE – (November 10, 2014) – Serevi Rugby® (, a leading provider of on-field programming for players and coaches from beginner to the U.S. National Team, has reached a 3 year “Powered by Serevi” partnership with the Capital Rugby Union ( on a series of 15s and 7s coaching education clinics and player development camps. In addition to these clinics and camps, Serevi – a provider of the USA Rugby Academy and official youth partner of USA Rugby – will identify talent for USA Rugby national team pathway consideration and provide consultation to the Capital Rugby Union (CRU) to develop a USA Rugby National Development Academy.
[bra_blockquote align=”]The associated clubs of the Capital Rugby Union share a rich history, massive talent base and diverse coaching pool. Our Serevi coaches will facilitate on-going education to assist the CRU in surpassing its already high expectations of coach and player performance. We are eager to begin delivery of these programs to continue to advance the state of rugby in this rapidly growing region.” 
Ross Young – CEO, Serevi Rugby
To effectively accelerate development, 15s and 7s camps will alternate between seasons, focusing on several key components of performance including core skills, unit development, tactic awareness, strength and conditioning, and both individual and season-long session planning.
[bra_blockquote align=”]The Capital Rugby Union is committed to providing value to our member clubs. Our partnership with Serevi Rugby demonstrates this commitment. We’re proud to partner with Serevi and bring this professional program to the region.” Matthew Robinette – President, Capital Rugby Union[/bra_blockquote]
Leading Serevi’s coaching team in the Capital Rugby Union’s partnership are USA Men’s Rugby assistant coach and 20 year professional rugby player Justin Fitzpatrick and Ben Gollings, the IRB’s all-time leading 7s scorer and USA Rugby Junior Olympic Men’s 7s coach, as well as Serevi’s pool of existing coaches including a number of current USA Eagles.
Serevi maintains a national partnership with USA Rugby, the sport’s national governing body, to hold a national network of High Performance Training Camps under the umbrella of the USA Rugby Academy – powered by Serevi. Throughout 2014, these Training Camps have already identified top many players and put them on a specific development pathway to the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams. The Serevi-USAR partnership also provides a series of youth development programs which introduce and build a core set of skills applicable to both 15s and 7s rugby and across the youth, high school and collegiate player spectrum, as well as to coaches at all levels.
About Serevi Rugby®
Headquartered in Seattle, Serevi® is focused on growing the game of rugby in North America and beyond. The official Youth Programming Partner of USA Rugby, Serevi offers on-field programming for coaches and players through the youth to elite spectrum. It also offers performance and casual rugby apparel to players and fans of the sport. For more information on Serevi Rugby, including upcoming player and coach training sessions visit
About Capital Rugby Union
The Capital Rugby Union (CGU) began in Fall 2013, as a result of the consolidation of the Virginia Rugby Union (info) and the Potomac Rugby Union (info), both formerly part of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union. The CGU organizes, administers, controls, regulates, improves, teaches and fosters the growth and maintains the standards of the game of Rugby Union Football for the clubs that are its members within the geographic area. It represents its members before other official administrative bodies of rugby on a regional, national or international level (including, the International Rugby Board
[the “IRB”] and USA Rugby [“USAR”]), and shall organize, control and administer rugby games between regional bodies and visiting clubs as necessary. The CGU is a Geographic Union member within the USAR administrative structure; its teams play within the Mid Atlantic Conference (also called National Competitive Region Four or NCR4).

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