Exclusive agreement to increase awareness of game, build core rugby skills, and create pathway to National Teams for America’s top young athletes



[bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap1′]S[/bra_dropcaps]EATTLE, WA – (November 25, 2013) – USA Rugby (usarugby.org) and Serevi Rugby® (serevirugby.com) today announced a multi-year partnership aimed at growing the game of rugby in America. Serevi, a leading provider of on-field programming for players and coaches from beginner to the U.S. National Team, will launch a national network of high performance Training Camps under the umbrella of the USA Rugby Academy – powered by Serevi. These Training Camps will identify top players and provide a specific development pathway to the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams. The partnership also creates a series of youth development programs which introduce and build a core set of skills applicable to both 15s and 7s rugby and across the youth, high school and collegiate player spectrum, as well as to coaches at all levels.
The first-of-a-kind partnership includes programming for male and female athletes at training camps, skill-specific sessions, residential camps, and year round training centers. During select talent identification programs, National Team coaches and their high performance staff, along with Serevi’s coaches, will identify and develop America’s top athletes utilizing input from a network of coaches throughout the country.