4 03, 2016

[The Guardian] USA Sevens Brings World’s Finest to Vegas

“Imagine what it’s going to be like in 2020 if we’ve got some kids from the Bronx and Brooklyn, playing in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.” In his spare office in New York City, on 9th and West 45th, trophies stacked with bags of rugby balls on the metal shelves behind him, Mark Griffin smiles and takes [...]

1 03, 2016

[The Breakdown] ATAVUS to Challenge LVI Elite

ATAVUS will be omnipresent in Las Vegas this week, and its Women’s Elite team hopes to distinguish itself in a very competitive international 7s division.  A range of players – from current 7s residents to a high schooler – will battle Great Britain, Quebec and Mexico during pool play.  There are no newcomers on the 12-player [...]

24 02, 2016

[USA Rugby] Vegas looms as Eagles prepare with HP Camp

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Men's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday will choose from 26 athletes at the Feb. 23 to March 1 High Performance Camp at the Olympic Training Center to travel to Las Vegas for the upcoming leg of the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Nineteen residents will be joined by five [...]

16 02, 2016

[GOFF] ATAVUS Conference in Las Vegas Brings Sports Together

Coaches from football and rugby continue to work together to figure out how both sports can handle contact and tackling in the safest way possible, while also retaining a competitive edge. On March 2-3 in Las Vegas, just before the USA 7s tournament, ATAVUS will host its 4th annual Coach Development Conference, designed to help coaches develop on-field [...]