Nike Cal Varsity Rugby Camps

Nike Cal Varsity Rugby Camps
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Nike Cal Varsity Rugby Camps

Cal Varsity Rugby and Head Coach Jack Clark are pleased to host an overnight rugby camp again in 2015. Cal Rugby has one the most decorated histories in collegiate sports, including 26 National Championships.

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 26th.  The fee is $90 and includes lodging in the Cal dorms, dinner on the 26th, and breakfast and lunch the following day.  We’ll have a staff member living in the dorms to provide supervision.

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jack Clark
Camp Director

Jack Clark

Head Coach of the Cal Bears for 32 years, Jack Clark has lead the team to 22 National Collegiate Championships in 15s, and two National Championships in 7s.

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  • Inducted into U.S. Hall of Fame, 2014
  • 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
  • ​Former U.S. National Team Player
  • Former World XV Player
  • Former Cal football and rugby standout
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Tom Billups
Coach

Tom Billups

2015 inductee into U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame 16th season as Coach 13th season, Cal Strength & Conditioning Coach Head Coach, U.S. National Team, 2001 - 2006 Head Coach, Collegiate...

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  • 2015 inductee into U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame
  • 16th season as Coach
  • 13th 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
Mike MacDonald
Coach

Mike MacDonald

Third year as assistant coach Five-time All-American and four-time national champion at Cal, 2000 - 2004 Professional player in England with Worcester Warriors and Leeds Carnegie...

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  • Third year as assistant coach
  • Five-time All-American and four-time national champion at Cal, 2000 - 2004
  • Professional player in England with Worcester Warriors and Leeds Carnegie
  • Leeds' Players Player of the Year and Supporters Player of the Year in 2008 and captain in 2009
  • U.N. National Team's all-time record holder for international appearances (67), retired as player in 2014
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...

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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.

Camp Details

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 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. 

More Details

Overnight Camp Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in for overnight campers is on Monday, July 27th 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 30th 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 27th - Drop-off at 12:00pm and pickup at 9:00pm
Tuesday - Wednesday, July 28th and 29th - Drop-off at 8:30am and pickup at 6:00pm
Thursday, July 30th - Drop-off at 7:50am and pickup at 12:30pm

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

Cal Varsity Rugby Camps are open to any and all entrants (must meet age and gender requirements). 

Facilities

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. 

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

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Levels
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day 8:30am - 6:00pm $395.00
Availability: Wait List

Overnight $575.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.