Nike Rugby Clinic at Governor’s Academy

Nike Rugby Clinic at Governor’s Academy
Nike Rugby Clinic at Governor’s Academy

Nike Rugby Camps is pleased to add The Governor's Academy to it's network of youth rugby clinics this summer. Participants enjoy high level training under the direction of 2012 Team USA U-20 Coach, Scott Lawrence, and Clemson Head Men’s Rugby Coach, Justin Hickey. Accommodations are provided on campus and all rugby activities take place on campus fields. Join us for this one-of-a-kind camp experience and watch your game evolve!

The Nike Rugby Clinic at The Governor's Academy offers a four-day, three-night camp experience directed by a nationally recognized staff. The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, high performance education modules, competitive match play, all meals, housing and evening group activities. 

Highlights Include

  • Camp instruction and direction by nationally recognized coaching staff
  • Skill-based group structuring to maximize the advantage for players of all ages and abilities
  • Small group sizes: approximately 8:1 player to staff ratio
  • Focus on individual skill development and team play
  • Seminar sessions on nutrition, mental preparation, strength & conditioning, and film analysis
  • Beautiful accommodations at The Governor's Academy
  • Compete in a match on the final day

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Nike Rugby Camps provide a high level training environment for young rugby athletes, based on focus, commitment, passion, work ethic, skill, and enjoyment. Players receive specialized coaching geared toward developing improved individual and team skills. With coaches who are passionate about the game of rugby, players can expect to further increase their love and motivation for the game.

Program Details

The overnight program includes key fundamental drills, educational seminars, team strategies, match play, film analysis, meals, housing and group activities. Players will be staying in residence halls located on campus as well as eating in campus dining halls. 

Early Arrivals

Early arrivals are responsible for own accommodations as dormitory accommodation is not available the night before the clinic starts.

Check-In and Check-Out

Please note there will be no early arrivals, as dormitory accommodation is not available the night before clinic starts. On the first day, check-in takes place from 12:00 -12:30pm at the dormitories. Check-out takes place at 5.30pm on the last day at the rugby fields.

Team Discounts

Overnight participants: we are offering a $30 per player discount for five or more team members from the same team/club. 

Linens and A/C

Campers need to bring their own linens. There is A/C in the dorms.


Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff will reside in the residence halls with the campers and participate in evening activities. Supervision will be maintained at an 8:1 staff to camper ratio at all times. Campus rules and regulations will be strictly enforced at all times.


Athletes are responsible for travel to and from Governor's Academy. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific location.

Registration Packets

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a checklist of what to bring will be emailed to all registered players prior to arrival.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake-up
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Meeting
  • 9:30am Rugby Training (Skills, Drills, Games)
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 2:30pm High Performance Educational Seminar
  • 3:30pm Rugby Training (Skills, Drills, Games)
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Meeting
  • 8:00pm Evening activity
  • 11:00pm Lights out

Meet Camp Coaches

Justin Hickey

Justin Hickey

Coach Hickey is in his fourth season as head coach of the successful Clemson Tiger Rugby Program. Hickey worked for two years as Manager for the USA Rugby U20 Junior All American Team that competed in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in T'Bilisi, Georgia in 2011, and won the competition in Salt Lake City, UT in June 2012, earning the USA promotion to the IRB Junior World...

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Coach Hickey began his coaching career where his playing career started, as assistant coach at Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, MI. Hickey helped start the Davenport University Varsity Rugby team in Grand Rapids, in 2009, which went on to win the 2011 & 2012 USA Rugby Division 1AA National Championship. Coach Hickey served as assistant coach/manager for the USA Rugby High School All-American 7s Team, which toured to British Columbia in 2011, as well as serving as manager of the USA Rugby High School All-Americans from 2009-2010.

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Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

In June 2012, Coach Lawrence led the USA U20 team to a Junior World Rugby Trophy championship in his second year with the program. Coach Lawrence served as the Defense Coach for the 2012 Collegiate National Semi Finalist Life University Rugby program. Prior to his assignment as USA U20 coach, Lawrence served as head coach for the USA High School All American Team, as well as director...

Camper Reviews

Elenore P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best Camp Ever!

"My son said it was the best camp he's ever been to! I was happy with the staff to camper ratio and felt he received alot of good instruction and feedback. Thank you."

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Eli V.Camper

  • 4/5.
Better Understanding of the Game

"I liked the coaches. I could relate to them well. They improved my time at the camp and made me a better rugby player. I feel like I have a much better understanding of the game. I am more confident in knowing what the most effective play would be in any situation"

Camp Dates & Prices

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