Cal Varsity Rugby Camp Berkeley, California

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US Sports Camps is pleased to announce a partnership with Cal Varsity Rugby and Head Coach, Jack Clark, in 2014! Cal Rugby has one the most decorated histories in collegiate sports, including 26 National Championships since 1980 and we are thrilled to continue the tradition of youth rugby camps at University of California, Berkeley. Join the Cal coaches and current players for an unforgettable camp experience.

Overnight Program

The Cal Varsity team has a long history of success based on superb skills and a winning attitude. These are qualities we want to share with your sons during camp. Our camp mixes Cal's rich rugby heritage with an innovative staff. The camp (for athletes ages 14 - 18) emphasizes safety and fun, while we remain on the cutting edge of rugby training. Our coaches bring with them the latest rugby skills, strategy and tactics from the international and professional arena. The camp's seminars with campus professionals increase awareness regarding academics, strength and conditioning, nutrition and drug awareness. Perhaps our best endorsement is the number of young men who have returned for a second, third, even fourth summer. 

The overnight camp includes all rugby instruction, meals, housing and evening activities on campus. There is a commuter option from 8:30am - 6:00pm during the overnight camp session.

For questions regarding the camp registration process, please contact Nike Rugby Camps at 1-800-645-3226.  For all other camp-related questions, please contact Cal Rugby Director of Operations, Jerry Figone, at 510-643-1971.

Early Arrivals

For those campers traveling from a distance, we offer an early arrival the evening of Sunday, July 27th.  The fee is $90 and includes lodging in the Cal dorms, dinner that night, and breakfast the following morning.  We’ll have a staff member living in the dorms to provide supervision.

One-Day Weekend Clinic

Saturday, August 2nd

This one-day, weekend clinic will run from 8:30am - 4:00pm at the Witter Rugby Fields on the UC Berkeley campus. This program is designed for young athletes (Ages 9 - 14) looking to hone their rugby fundamentals under the instruction of the Cal Bears Rugby coaches and players. 

Highlights Include

  • Daily instruction and match play at Witter Rugby Field
  • Receive coaching from Jack Clark and Tom Billups, with Cal Rugby players serving as camp counselors
  • Small group sizes: approximately an 8:1 player to staff ratio
  • Opportunity to experience a college environment at UC Berkeley
  • Meetings/discussions on nutrition, fitness, academics, college rugby
  • A healthy and positive learning environment to help every player get better

Witter Rugby Field

Nestled in Strawberry Canyon, Witter Rugby Field is the home of Cal varsity rugby - the most successful collegiate program in the country with 26 national collegiate championships. A $2 million facility built in 1995, Witter Rugby Field is a dedicated rugby facility with electronic scoreboard on the east and west ends, towering goalposts and permanent kicking nets. 

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Jack Clark

  • 31 years as Head Coach
  • 23 National Collegiate Championships
  • Named one of Cal's 10 most influential sports figures of the 20th century by the Daily Californian
  • Head Coach U.S. National Team, 1993-1999
  • General Manager U.S. National Team, 1993-2003
  • Cal Coach of the Year, 1995, 2000, 2002
  • Head Coach Collegiate All-American Team, 1987-1992
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  • Former U.S. National Team Player
  • Former World XV Player
  • Former Cal football and rugby standout
Coach

Tom Billups

  • 14th season as Coach
  • 12th season, Cal Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Head Coach, U.S. National Team, 2001-2006
  • Head Coach Collegiate All-American Team, 2001
  • 44 International appearances for the U.S. National Team
  • 25 international appearances on U.S. Sevens Team
  • Former professional player for London Harlequins and Pontypridd, Wales
  • 4-time NCAA Division III National Champion football player

Staff

Jack Clark's Nike Varsity Rugby Camp instructors include members of the Cal Varsity coaching staff, as well as specialists in nutrition, strength, and conditioning, and academic counseling. Camp counselors include current Cal varsity rugby players and All-Americans, representing a variety of positions.

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Overnight Camp Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in for overnight campers is on Monday, July 28th from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Check-in for day campers is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Check-out for all overnight campers is on Thursday, July 31st at 1:00pm at the Clark Kerr Building on campus. Day camper check-out is at 12:30pm on final day.

Day Camper Information

  • Monday, July 28th - Drop-off at 12:00pm and pickup at 9:00pm
  • Tuesday - Wednesday, July 29th and 30th - Drop-off at 8:30am and pickup at 6:00pm
  • Thursday, July 31st - Drop-off at 7:50am and pickup at 12:30pm

One-Day Clinic

Check-in is from 8:30 - 9:30am at Witter Rugby Field, North Entrance on Centennial Drive. Check-out is at 4:00pm. Campers are required to bring lunch, water will be provided by camp. There will be certified athletic trainers on staff. Participants should bring rugby/soccer footwear and socks, rugby/soccer shorts and jersey, mouthpiece, any pads/headgear you wear, sunscreen, and sweatshirt/pants. 

Schedule: Check-in between 8:30-9:30am. Following check-in, there will be a camp welcome and introductions followed by skill acquisition activities and drills, lunch/campus tour, and continued skill and technical instruction, competitions and games in the afternoon. Camp ends at 4:00pm.

Supervision

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

Transportation

Nike Rugby Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.

Registration Packets

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring.

Early Arrivals

For those campers traveling from a distance, we offer an early arrival the evening of Sunday, July 27th.  The fee is $90 and includes lodging in the Cal dorms, dinner that night, and breakfast the following morning.  We’ll have a staff member living in the dorms to provide supervision.

Important Note: For questions regarding the camp registration process, please contact Nike Rugby Camps at 1-800-645-3226.  For all other camp-related questions, please contact Cal Rugby Director of Operations, Jerry Figone, at 510-643-1971

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake up
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Meeting
  • 9:30am Clinic (Speed/Agility, Conditioning, Strength/Quickness, Kicking)
  • 10:30am Training (Witter Rugby Field)
  • 1:00pm Lunch
  • 3:00pm Seminar (Nutrition, Fitness, Academics, Laws of the Game)
  • 4:00pm Training/Golden Bear Rules (Witter Rugby Field)
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 8:00pm Technical Meeting
  • 10:30pm Room Check
  • 11:00pm Lights out
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Cal Varsity Rugby Camp

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2601 Warring St
Berkeley, California 94720


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Camp Schedule & Fees

Nike Rugby Cal Bears   Jul. 28 - Jul. 31, 2014 Register

Programs: All Levels

Age Group: 14 - 18 Gender: Boys

Day 8:30am - 6:00pm: $395.00 Availability: Open
Overnight: $565.00 Availability: Open
Nike Rugby Cal Bears   Aug. 2 - Aug. 2, 2014 Register

Programs: All Levels

Age Group: 9 - 14 Gender: Boys

ONE-DAY CLINIC

Day 8:30am - 4:00pm: $95.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.

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