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Rugby athletes are invited to join our youth rugby camp in Michigan hosted at University of Michigan and directed by University of Notre Dame Head Coach, Justin Hickey, and Life University Head Coach, Scott Lawrence.

High School Camp

The Nike Rugby Camp at University of Michigan offers a three-day, two-night camp experience directed by a nationally recognized staff. Athletes, ages 14-18, participate in high-level training on and off the pitch each day. The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, high performance education modules, competitive match play, meals, housing and evening group activities. Whether you're new to the sport or looking to advance your existing skill set, this program can provide the tools to improve your abilities on the rugby pitch.

A commuter option is available for local rugby athletes. Each day runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm (times may vary on first and last day) and includes all rugby activities and lunch.

Highlights Include
  • 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 an 8:1 player to staff ratio
  • Seminar sessions on nutrition, mental preparation, strength & conditioning, and film analysis
  • Focus on individual skill development and team play
  • Experience campus life with accommodations at University of Michigan
  • Match competition on final day of camp
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Rugby Camps Scott Lawrence

    Co-Director Scott Lawrence

    Scott Lawrence serves as Assistant Coach of the USA Men's National Team and is in his 16th year on the Life University Coaching Staff.

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  • Nike Rugby Camps Justin Hickey Min

    Co-Director Justin Hickey

    Coach Hickey is in his third year as head coach for University of Notre Dame Rugby after serving five years as head coach of the successful Clemson Tiger Rugby Program.

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  • Nike Rugby Camps Brandon Sparks Michigan Min

    Coach Brandon Sparks

    Brandon Sparks enters his 4th year as Head Coach for the University of Michigan Rugby.

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  • Nike Rugby Camps Benny Mateialona Min

    Coach Benny Mateialona

    Benny Mateialona is the Lead Head Coach and S&C Coach for Legacy Rugby Academy and assistant instructor for Nike Rugby Camps at University of Michigan.

  • Nike Rugby Camp Zach Simkins

    Coach Dr. Zachary Simkins

    Coach Zach began his coaching career in 2014 with the University of Michigan Men’s 15s program and has continued with the 7s program this spring. As a player, Zach has been blessed to start for...

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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.

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The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, educational seminars, team strategies, match play, film analysis, meals, housing, and group activities. Campers stay in dorms on campus as well as eating in campus dining halls. Day campers participate in all rugby activities and lunch is included each day (schedule for first and last day of camp is outlined in registration packet).


Please see the registration packet for check-in/check-out details.


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


Overnight campers: we are offering a $30 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.


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.


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 Camp meeting
  • 9:30am Rugby training (games, drills, skill development)
  • 12:30pm Lunch/rest
  • 2:00pm High performance educational seminar
  • 3:30pm Rugby training (skills, drills, games)
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Camp meeting
  • 8:00pm Group evening activity
  • 10:15pm Lights out

Nike Rugby Camps Michigan

University of Michigan

Michigan is the state's oldest university, founded in 1817 in Detroit, Michigan as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the Michigan Territory became a state. It moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two regional campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit.

Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    Awesome Experience

    "Coach Scott and Coach Justin helped me focus and take my game to another level at camp. There was no time wasted during the week and I learned a lot from them and the other staff members. Thanks for an awesome experience and hope to see you guys soon!"

    — Clemson Camper

Nike Rugby Camp, University of Michigan

Scott Lawrence, Co-Director
University of Michigan
500 S State St

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

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