March 07, 2018
Entering Its Sixth Year NIKE Rugby Camps Still Going Strong
Nike Rugby Camps opens 6th season with nine camp locations across the U.S.
February 1, 2018 – Nike Rugby Camps (NRC) recently unveiled its network of camp locations for the 2018 season, marking its sixth summer offering rugby camps to the sport’s growing domestic population.
“We’ve learned a great deal over the past five years,” said Jason West, senior vice president for Nike Rugby Camps. “The rugby community is so tight-knit, so committed to the game and each other. We operate Nike Camps in 16 different sports and I would argue rugby is unique in the sense that virtually everyone involved in the sport wants to give back in some way, especially when it comes to the next generation. For our part, we try to deliver a good instructional platform for youth players across the entire skills spectrum.”
NRC will host camps at University of San Diego, Stanford University, Oregon State University, University of Michigan, Colorado School of Mines, University of Utah, St. John’s University, Sam Houston State University, and Jesuit High School in Sacramento, CA. Instruction is provided by Division I college coaches, and current/former USA Rugby coaches and players. The curriculum places emphasis on mastering fundamentals and improving overall technique. Age ranges vary as do the camp formats, which include overnight and commuter programs for youth players just starting out through competitive high school athletes.
“Our specific niche is bringing rugby instruction to players of all ages and abilities in a university setting,” said West. “We want to fully immerse kids in the sport for a three or four day period, offer up an incredible learning experience, and also give these young athletes a snapshot of life in college. Naturally we hope they leave the camp more equipped as players and more passionate as fans of the sport.”
About Nike Rugby Camps
Nike Rugby Camps (NRC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. In 2013 NRC joined forces with ELITE Rugby Camps and Evolution Rugby Camps to reach over 5,000 new and experienced players. To explore a variety of camp options and locations please visit the official website for Nike Rugby Camps.
About US Sports Camps, Inc.
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement. More information can be found on the official website for US Sports Camps.