Atavus Rugby Camp

Atavus Rugby Camp

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Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg Middle School
2 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 USA
May 27 - May 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Male | Female
AGES: 14 +

$180.00

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*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
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.
Photo of Lance Connolly Lance Connolly USA Rugby Selector – HS Girls & Collegiate All Americans

  • Forwards coach for the USA Rugby U-20 Women in 2007-2008
  • Forward’s coach for the NOVA Women since 2009

Photo of Farrah Douglas Farrah Douglas USA Girls High School All American Rugby Coach

Photo of Greg McWilliams Greg McWilliams Atavus Curriculum Developer

Highlights

  • Beating New Zealand as a coach at the Rugby World Cup in France 2014

Affiliations

  • Atavus, USA Rugby, Yale Rugby, & IRFU

Current

  • Atavus Curriculum Developer
  • Yale Rugby
  • Men’s Collegiate All-Americans

Beginnings

  • From Leinster, Ireland
  • St. Michaels College
  • UCD
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • 2014 | Attack, Backs, & Skills Coach to the Irish Women’s National Team
  • 2010-14 | Leinster U19 Coach

Photo of Matt Trouville Matt Trouville USA Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015

Highlights

  • USA Eagles - Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Seattle Saracens

Affiliations

  • Atavus, USA Rugby, Seattle Saracens, & Australian Barbarians

Current

  • Seattle Saracens
  • Atavus Rugby - Program Development
  • Atavus Regional Sales Manager

Beginnings

  • Hometown: Cronulla, Sydney AUS
  • Has played rugby since 1992
  • Enjoys surfing and the outdoors
  • 2013 USA National Falcon Squad (player)
  • Australian Barbarians
  • Southern District Rugby Club
  • NSW Waratahs Academy
  • ACT Brumbies Academy
  • Australian College of Physical Education

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Have other questions? Contact:

Nick Evans | Atavus
Regional Manager – Southeast
nick.evans@atavus.com