Nike Rugby Camp, Jesuit High School
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Jesuit High School Rugby, one of the nation's top high school rugby programs, invites players to our youth rugby camp in Sacramento, CA this summer for an unforgettable experience. Receive training on every facet of the game from some of the best coaches in the country.
Nike Rugby Camp at Jesuit High School offers a day program July 30th - August 3rd. The camp includes key fundamental drills, fun match play, physical training and more. For rugby instruction each day, participants use the varsity rugby field on campus at JHS. The camp is broken up into two, age-specific sessions. The youth camp (for players ages 7-12) runs from 9:00am-12:00pm. The teen camp (for players ages 13-17) runs from 1:00-4:00pm. Boys and girls of all skill levels are welcome!
- Instruction from nationally recognized high school 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 abilities
- Small Group sizes: approximately an 8:1 player to staff ratio
- Opportunity to experience Jesuit High School, one of the nation's top rugby programs
- Nike Rugby Camp t-shirt for all participants
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Camp Director John Shorey
John Shorey serves as Head Coach for the Jesuit Rugby Varsity team. John helped start the JHS Rugby program over 22 years ago and has led the team to nine national titles in 15 appearances.View John's Bio ⟩
In addition, Shorey has seen hundreds of players go on to play in college and several make an impact in the Rugby World Cup with the US Eagles National Team. Shorey is a Level 200 USA Rugby Coach. He attended UC Davis where he played linebacker for three seasons as the Defensive Captain before taking up the game of rugby. Shorey played 20 seasons with the Sacramento Capitols Men’s Rugby as team Captain and toured with California Bald Eagles to France and Canada.
Camp Director Andrew Acosta
Andrew Acosta is a member of the Jesuit HS rugby staff where he coaches on the varsity side. He is a Level 300 Certified USA Rugby Coach and serves as Camp Director for Nike Rugby Camps.View Andrew's Bio ⟩
Andrew also spent four years coaching at UC Davis where he served as assistant coach for the men’s club team before leading the program for one season. In addition to being a Level 300 Certified USA Rugby Coach, he has completed several coaching courses including an IRANZ course led by former England National Team Coach Brian Ashton. He also holds an E License with US Soccer. Acosta grew up playing soccer before taking up the game of rugby at UCLA.
Nike Rugby Camps has designed and coordinated the finest rugby camp system in the nation, partnering with America's best coaching minds to help grow the game of rugby in the U.S. Our camps offer players the individualized coaching needed to improve their skill-set and gain a deeper understanding of the game. The curriculum is the perfect blend of expert coaching, constructive drills, and fun match simulation/scrimmaging. With outstanding coaches from JHS, players can leave at the end of the week with a greater confidence and passion for the game.Show Less See More Camp Details
Our day program (9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm) includes all rugby instruction and training. Campers will be dropped off and picked up on campus at the varsity rugby field. Lunch is NOT included.
Check-In and Check-Out
Please see the registration packet for check-in/check-out details.
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.
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.
Sample schedule (morning)
- 8:50-9:00am Campers arrive, check-in
- 9:15-11:00am Training sessions: catch and pass technique, defensive structure, tackle technique
- 11:00am - 11:45am Scrimmaging/touch simulation
- 12:00pm Campers check-out
Jesuit High School
Jesuit High School of Sacramento is a Roman Catholic college preparatory dedicated to forming competent young men into conscientious leaders in compassionate service to others. The school’s purpose is to service the young men of the wider Sacramento area, from every ethnic and socio-economic background and a broad spectrum of academic achievement.