Atavus Rugby Camp

Atavus Rugby Camp

Austin, TX

Austin Rugby Club
6013 Loyola Ln, Austin, TX 78724
Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Male | Female
AGES: 14 +



*Group Rates Available

This two-day USA Rugby Academy Training Camp will establish a strong technical foundation for game understanding, accelerated skill acquisition, and encourage athletes to apply their technique under increased pressure, and act instinctively in both attack and defense. Available for male and female athletes ages 14+ (players are segmented by age and ability).

Our Coaching Philosophy
  • Develop instinctive athletes
  • Maximize player potential
  • Prepare athletes to achieve their goals
  • Train skills necessary for the modern game
We train an attacking mindset by creating an environment where athletes see opportunity and are encouraged to experiment. We want every athlete to leave an Atavus program feeling inspired and wanting the ball in their hands. We focus on developing the critical skills necessary to get behind the defensive line using vision, awareness, and creativity. Our process is player centered and outcome-oriented, driven from the 'why'. Skills are trained through a combination of technical execution, pressure, and context, using variable & deliberate arctic to accelerate skills development and fortify transfer from the training put to game day.

Developing Modern Rugby Athletes
  • Get behind the line: Step off both feet, and accelerate into space through contact.
  • Maintain and preserve space: Pass off both hands at the right time, with the correct weight & manage their alignment, foot-speed & running lines to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Create and manipulate space: Read the micro & macro cues of the defense.
  • Give life to the ball: Keep the ball alive through offloading, inject energy with effective support lines, create fast ball.
  • Manage defensive situations confidently, regardless of space and mismatches: Track & tackle effectively off both shoulders, and understand how to manage space to their advantage.
  • Slow down opponent's attacking ball to regain advantage: Effective & deliberate actions post contact.
Atavus Camp Schedule
Atavus Camp Schedule

Group Rates

  • 5 athletes = 10% Discount

Payment Plans are available for each camp. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact


Frequently Asked Training Camp Questions

Is lunch provided?
No. Please remember to bring your own lunch!

Is accommodation provided?
There are no accommodations along with our training camps. If traveling far, please coordinate your travel accordingly.

Can parents/coaches observe?
Parents are welcome to observe. Coaches are permitted to attend if they have players going to the camp. Exceptions can be made. Contact for details.

What If my son/daughter is only 13 but has been playing for years?
If you are comfortable with your 13-year old attending camp with older players, they are welcome. Please contact the person below for our under 14 waiver.

When is the last date of registration?
Registration is open until the start of camp. Last minute sign-ups are accepted.

What happens if I have an injury after registering?
Our cancelation policy states that if you are to cancel early for any reason, you can choose to credit the amount towards a future camp or we can refund you the amount paid minus 20%.

Have other questions? Contact: