Women’s 7s USA Rugby Academy Resident Camp

Deadline for online registration is August 8th.


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 Emilie Bydwell Emilie Bydwell 2016 USA Olympic Team Leader


  • 2014 USA 15s Women’s World Cup Team
  • 2013 USA 7s Women’s World Cup Team
  • 2012 USA 7s National Champion Winner and Tournament MVP - San Diego Surfers


  • Atavus, Saracens, & Brown University


  • Atavus Rugby Program Developer with USA Rugby Academy
  • US Nationals 15s & 7s teams since 2007
  • IRB 15s World Cup in 2010
  • 2012: MVP National 7s Club Championship
  • Current Club: Saracens Rugby - England


  • Hometown: Montreal, Canada
  • Playing rugby since 2000
  • Brown University -Ice hockey and rugby while in school -Coached Brown women's rugby backs -2007: Collegiate Player of the Year -3 time All-American
  • Directed Beantown Rugby Tournament
  • Cofounded Boston Belles -(one of the 1st women's rugby 7s team in USA)

Photo of Martha Daines Martha Daines WCAA Coach

• Daines coached the U of M until 2007• Minnesota Valkyries until 2011• USA Rugby WCAA until 2014Current.• Assistant Coach of the Women’s National Team 15s

Photo of Lance Hohaia Lance Hohaia Atavus High Performance Coach & Midwest Regional Manager


  • 2002-11 New Zealand Warriors (Club)
  • 2002-11 New Zealand  (Representative)
  • 2012-15 St. Helens R.F.C. (Club)

Photo of Michaela Staniford Michaela Staniford Atavus High Performance Coach


  • 2012 World Rugby Female Player of The Year


  • Atavus, England Rugby, GHSAA


  • Atavus High Performance Coach
  • Seattle Atavus Academy Lead
  • Girls High School All-Americans Assistant Coach


  • London Wasps
  • 72 World Series Matches
  • 60 Senior England Caps
  • 2005 First England Cap

Photo of Richie Walker Richie Walker Women’s USA 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 Chula Vista, CA 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.