Nike Rugby Camp at University of Texas, Arlington Arlington, Texas
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Experience our newest Nike Rugby Camp this summer at UT Arlington, located just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. Campers enjoy high level training under the direction of 2012 Team USA U20 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 Camp at UTA 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. The extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) will include drills, education modules, match play, as well as lunch and dinner.
Day Camp 9:00am - 5:30pm
The Day Camp will include all rugby activities and instruction as well as lunch each day. Campers are to be dropped off and picked up on campus each day.
- 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
- A healthy and positive learning environment to help every player get better
- Seminar sessions on nutrition, mental preparation, strength & conditioning, and film analysis
- Experience campus life by staying in UTA residence halls and dining on campus
- Compete in a match on the final day of camp
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 of rugby for the Division 1 Men’s National Champions Life University Senior Side. Coach Lawrence was capped as a USA Eagle on the National 15s and 7s team during an illustrious playing career.
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 Championship competition in 2013.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, educational seminars, team strategies, match play, film analysis, meals, housing and group activities. Campers will be staying in residence halls located on campus as well as eating in campus dining halls. The extended day camp (9:00am - 9:00pm) will include drills, education modules, match play, lunch and dinner. The day camp runs from 9:00am - 5:30pm and includes all rugby instruction/activities and lunch.
Early arrivals are responsible for own accommodations as dormitory accommodation is not available the night before camp starts.
Check-In and Check-Out
Please note there will be no early arrivals, as dormitory accommodation is not available the night before camp starts. On the first day of camp check-in takes place from 12:00 -12:30pm at the dormitories. Check-out takes place at 5.30pm on the last day of camp at the rugby fields.
Overnight Campers: we are offering a $30 per player discount for five or more team members from the same team/club. Day Campers: $20 per player discount for five or more team members from the same team/club. Please call 800-645-3226 and register by phone to receive the discount.
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.
Campers are responsible for travel to and from camp. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
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 campers prior to arrival at camp.
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 Group activities
- 11:00pm Lights out