Atavus Rugby Camp

Atavus Rugby Camp

  • USA Rugby Academy | Atavus
USA Rugby Academy | Atavus

Boys High School | Midwest

Lake Forest Academy
1500 W Kennedy Rd Lake Forest, Illinois 60045,
Jun 27 - Jun 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AGES: 14 - 18



Our 2017 Boys Resident Camp is open to 14-18 y/o athletes eager to develop their rugby skills. Advance with USA Rugby Academy; a one-of-a-kind rugby experience which allows athletes to grow as players and offers additional opportunities for exposure and experience. All athletes that attend Atavus programming automatically enter our player pool for Atavus All-Star selection for 7s competition opportunities such as the Las Vegas Invitational, NAI 7s, etc. The camp will end with matches between teams hand selected by the camp coaches to not only allow athletes to implement what they have just learned into live play but to further throw their hand up for additional selections.

Our Coaching Philosophy
  • Develop instinctive athletes
  • Maximize player potential
  • Prepare athletes to achieve their goals
  • Train skills necessary for the modern game
At Atavus, 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 the critical skills necessary for the modern game with an emphasis on getting 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 employs USA Rugby National Team coaches and athletes who stand for our philosophy and work together to develop our programming & curriculum.

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QBE_USARugbyTrust-01Through our partnership with World Rugby Shop and QBE, scholarships are made available for our USA Rugby Academy high-performance programming. With their generosity, we are able to make these camps available to male and female athletes in need of financial support and/or show outstanding rugby potential.


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Regional Manager – Midwest