West | Boys High School USA Rugby Academy Resident Camp



From the moment you are picked up from the airport, we take care of everything with our all inclusive USA Rugby Academy Resident Camp. Accommodation, meals, multiple practice sessions per day, recovery sessions, performance presentations, and access to the best coaches from around the country are just a few of the highlights from camp.

360º Athlete Experience:

When we started our Resident Camp programming over 5 years ago, it was designed to mirror that of a national team assembly. Over the years, we have continued to develop and improve our programming and coaching to deliver our own unique 360º Athlete Experience which is like no other.

Our programming is designed to develop the modern rugby athlete and maximize player potential, whatever their goals may be. We aim to 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.


USA Rugby National Team & Atavus Coaches

Photo of Chris Brown Chris Brown Mens USA 7’s Assistant Coach

Photo of Nick Evans Nick Evans Atavus High Performance Coach & Regional Account Manager


  • 2014: National Champion Seattle Saracens
  • 2013: WP Club Rugby Super League - Maties
  • 2013: Northeast ODA
  • 2012: Collegiate All-Americans
  • 2008: Tennessee HS State Champion -Tournament MVP


  • Atavus, Seattle Saracens, University of Tennessee, & USA Rugby All-Americans


  • Seattle Saracens
  • Atavus - Coach
  • Atavus Regional Account Manager
  • Atavus All Stars


  • Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Has played rugby since 2007
  • Played Little League baseball for Italian national team
  • Played Football, Soccer and Rugby in high school -All-Conference in Soccer -State Champion/MVP in Rugby
  • University of Tennessee -BA in Supply Chain Management / Marketing -Vice President of UTRFC -Nationally ranked in 15s and 7s -Final Four appearance in 2012 -Collegiate All American (Ireland Tour)

Photo of Les Spellman Les Spellman USA Rugby Men’s 7s Speed Coach


  • NFL Combine Speed Specialist, USA Rugby speed coach, youth mentor/coach

Photo of Shalom Suniula Shalom Suniula USA 7s & 15s Eagle


  • USA Rugby Eagle - Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Representing USA Men’s 15s in the summer tests
  • Representing USA 7s RWC 2009 & 2013
  • 1st 15‘s Cap against Uruguay 2014


  • ATAVUS, Seattle Saracens, Souths Logan Magpies, & USA Rugby Eagles


  • Seattle Saracens
  • ATAVUS - Coach
  • ATAVUS Regional Account Manager
  • Plays Halfback for US National 7s & 15s Rugby


  • Hometown: Auckland, NZ
  • Kelson Boys’ High School
  • 2004: New Zealand Junior Kiwis Rugby League
  • South Logan Magpies in QLD Cup
  • 2011-12: IRB 7s World Series - Captain of Team

Photo of Richie Walker Richie Walker USA Women’s 7s Head Coach


  • Former USA Men's 7s assistant coach
  • Former USA Women’s 7s assistant coach


  • USA Women's 15s skills coach
  • USA Women's 7s head coach

Come Prepared

Printable Checklist

We recommend you pack in a manner that enables you to carry your bag onto the plane rather than checking it. Doing this helps minimize problems with lost luggage and pick up times from the airport. If you need to check a bag, be sure to carry on your rugby kit!

  • Cleats

  • Black socks

  • Mouthguard

  • Running shoes

  • Notebook and pen

  • Athletic or KT Tape (if you are required to be taped every day)

  • Swimsuit for recovery sessions

  • Additional Atavus kit (optional)

  • Casual clothes for free time

  • Recovery compression gear (optional)

  • Extra towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Photo I.D.

  • Prescription medications (if any)

  • Personal water bottle

  • Toiletries and other personal items

  • Copy of medial insurance

  • Any extra snacks, protein, and/or supplements needed


How transportation works:

We encourage the families of the athletes to come to camp as spectators. Here is a helpful link for where to stay and things to do in the Carlsbad area. If you have any questions, please contact your local Atavus representative, Shalom.Suniula@atavus.com.

Train on the official Atavus Rugby Strength Training program.

Each workout tells you exactly what to do in the weight room to train correctly for rugby and get in the best shape of your life.