Nike Rugby Camps, Houston

Nike Rugby Camps, Houston
Nike Rugby Camps, Houston

Nike Rugby Camps in Houston are back for another special two-day camp on the same weekend as the international test match between the US and Scotland at BBVA stadium. Current and former USA Rugby players and coaches will be on hand to provide instruction for players of all abilities and to offer insight into what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Campers will train on immaculate facilities at the centrally located Regis School, under the direction of Regis Rugby Coach, Gary Holub. The program includes all rugby instruction, touch-rugby, and match play. 

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from nationally recognized Team USA coaches and players on how to be successful on and off the rugby field
  • Daily instruction and touch-rugby match simulation
  • Skill-based group structuring to maximize the advantage for players of all ages and abilities
  • Small group sizes: approximately an 8:1 player to staff ratio
  • A healthy and positive learning environment to help every player get better
  • Motivational speeches from current and former players from the USA Rugby team

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Camp Director

Gary Holub

Gary Holub is a longtime rugby coach and educator. An alumnus of Sam Houston State, Coach Holub was inducted to the Sam Houston Rugby Hall of Fame and was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Gary has been the Athletic Director at the Regis School in Houston since 1999 and is the head coach of the rugby team. Regis has won eight consecutive Catholic School titles under Coach Holub's tutelage.

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Coach

Ethan Willis

Founder of Elite Rugby Camps, Ethan Willis has mentored and coached over 5,000 young aspiring Rugby players. Willis has played a major role in the current explosion of Rugby onto the USA...

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Founder of Elite Rugby Camps, Ethan Willis has mentored and coached over 5,000 young aspiring Rugby players. Willis has played a major role in the current explosion of Rugby onto the USA sporting scene.  Ethan’s players have gained numerous accolades in the sport of rugby, but more importantly have left camp with an understanding of how to become successful on and off the rugby field. Ethan currently plays rugby for the infamous Old Mission Beach Athletic Club in San Diego. Willis is a life long educator, graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in education. He continually attends coaching clinics domestically and abroad to stay updated on the continually changing game.

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Team USA Players

Coaching appearances by USA Players Colin Hawley, Zach Fenoglio, Chris Biller, Chris Clever, Brian Doyle and Mike Petri. 

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Coaching appearances by USA Players Colin Hawley, Zach Fenoglio, Chris Biller, Chris Clever, Brian Doyle and Mike Petri. 

Camp Details

Nike Rugby Camps offers players the individualized coaching needed to improve their skill-set and gain a deeper understanding of the game. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert coaching, constructive drills, and match play. With two outstanding coaches in Ethan Willis and Gary Holub, players can leave camp with a greater confidence and passion for the game.

Be a spectator at the International Test Match Between the USA Men's Eagles and Scotland!

The Nike Rugby Camp will take place on June 6th and 7th. On the final evening of the camp, players will have an inspirational opportunity to watch world-class rugby as the USA Eagles take on the Scottish national team at the BBVA Compass Stadium. The game starts at 7:30pm on Saturday June 7th, tickets start at $20 dollars and are available here

Program Options

The day camp in Houston runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm daily. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the end of each day at the Regis School in Houston.

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in will take place between 8:30am and 9:00am on the first day of camp. Check-out will take place at 4:00pm on the last day of camp.

Team Discounts

Sign up five or more players and receive a $15 discount off each camp tuition. Please call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP to receive the discount.

Meals

Lunch is not included and campers are advised to bring their own lunch and snacks. 

Supervision

Campers are supervised all day with a strict 8:1 camper to coach ratio. 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 do 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.

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Facilities

Regis School

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart is a primary and middle school for boys located at 7330 Westview Drive in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The Regis School is centrally located and close to all major freeways in Houston. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am Check in at the Regis School in Houston
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Training Session: catch and pass technique, defensive structure, tackle technique
  • 11:00am - 11:45am Touch Rugby/Scrimmage
  • Noon - 1:00pm Campers eat their own packed lunch while listening to motivational speeches from Team USA players
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Training Session: position specific training; forwards and backs
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Touch Rugby/Scrimmage

Camper Reviews

Eli K. Parent

  • 5/5.
National Level Players

"Our son thoroughly enjoyed the rugby camp. He appreciated the opportunity to interact with National level players and coaches. He especially was impressed with how hard they worked and how they got just as tired and sweaty as the campers! The Regis School field was great and a great location as well. It was a great experience - thanks for bringing it to Houston."

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Mike R. Coach

  • 5/5.
Excellent Product

"You guys are truly putting out an excellent product for any one who has been playing rugby or is just starting out.  It is not only about learning the sport, but the culture, community and camaraderie that rugby is. You guys are demonstrating it all!"

Eric L. Parent

  • 5/5.
Renowned Coaches!

"My son had the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with current and former National Team USA players and coaches. He has been to many other camps, but has never had the opportunity to work with such renowned coaches. During the camp he received lots of individualized feedback. He learned correct rugby technique in addition to nutrition and sportsmanship education. After the camp he saw the coaches who he got to know and who coached him play on TV!"

Mattox K. Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved Meeting The Players

"I really loved the camp and the coaches like Zach and Collin, they were really awesome! I had a great time at the camp. I loved meeting the USA Eagles players. I liked how they gave instructions."

Carl L. Parent/Coach

  • 4/5.
Excellent coaching staff!!!

"I had two kids in the camp, and I took Friday off from work and watched the entire camp both on Friday and Saturday. Watching was very educational for me because I assist in coaching a youth rugby team. The camp was outstanding, and all of the coaches were not only highly knowledgeable about rugby, but they were also very talented at working with children--each such category of talent is admirable in isolation, but to have both in a set of coaches is a rare and special gift for the students. PLEASE!!! come back again to Houston next year. Fantastic camp - learned so much and improved skills."

Melissa Y. Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Intro to the Game

"Although my son watches rugby everyday with his dad, this was his first experience putting into action what he sees. The result is he LOVED it! Thanks to you guys for making this an awesome camp with famous coaches and great instruction. We will be back next year! Great introduction to the game by providing a environment where kids are introduced to the culture and skills of game."

  • 4/5.
Down to Earth Coaches

"My 10 year old sons obviously enjoyed the camp tremendously. The drills solidified their training during the season. I was impressed the coaches are pro ruby players and were so down to earth and gave personal attention to the attendees. The camp was well organized and kept on time."

Camp Dates & Prices

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