Nike Rugby Camp, St. John’s University
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Join former national team player, Mike Petri, at St. John's University this summer for an elite rugby camp experience. Overnight campers reside in dorms on campus and all rugby activities take place on the outstanding varsity athletic facilities.
Nike Rugby Camp in New York offers overnight and day camp options. The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, fun match play, meals, housing and evening activities. The day camp runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm (abbreviated schedule on first and last day) and includes rugby instruction, match play and lunch. Players are broken up into training groups based on age, size and skill level.
- Instruction from nationally recognized USA players
- Daily instruction and 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
- Healthy and positive learning environment to help every player get better
- Opportunity to experience a college environment
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Camp Director Mike Petri
Mike Petri is one of the nation's most accomplished rugby players. Petri started playing rugby at Xavier High School in New York City and currently serves as their head coach.View Mike's Bio ⟩
Mike attended Penn State University on a rugby scholarship. At Penn State Mike was a four time Collegiate All American. He has been a member of the US National Men’s Rugby Team since 2006 and participated in the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Mike played professional rugby in the United Kingdom for the Sale Sharks and the Newport Gwent Dragons. Mike continues to play rugby for the national team and is currently a teacher and Head Coach of the rugby team at Xavier high school.
Staff USA Players
Each Nike Camp will have current and former USA players and coaches staff.View USA Players's Bio ⟩
Each Nike Camp will have current and former USA players and coaches staff.
Nike Rugby Camps offer 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 fun evening activities. Coach Mike Petri will creatively teach players how to capitalize on their individual strengths and become a more dynamic player.Show Less See More Camp Details
The overnight camp includes key fundamental drills, team strategies, match play, meals, housing and evening activities. The day camp (9:00am - 5:00pm) includes all rugby instruction and lunch. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the end of each day at the St. John's Campus on Long Island (Queens).
Overnight Campers: We offer 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.
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Nike Rugby Camps does 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.
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 Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up and breakfast
- 9:00am - 11:00am Training Session: catch and pass technique, defensive structure, tackle technique
- 11:00am - 11:45am Touch rugby/match simulation
- Noon - 1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm - 3:00pm Training session: position specific training; forwards and backs
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm Touch rugby/match simulation
- 5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner
- 7:00pm - 10:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights Out
St. John's University
The Queens campus features broad lawns, handsome stone buildings and ultramodern student residence halls. Facilities include high-tech laboratory and classroom buildings; the main collections of our 1.7 million-volume Library; and state-of-the-art athletic facilities for students and our BIG EAST, Division I athletic teams.
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First Sleep-away Camp a Huge Success!
"Many accolades to you and your impeccable staff of coaches at Nike Rugby Camps. The only word my son used to describe the camp was: 'Awesome!' The coaches had to deal with my son during his first sleep away camp. They went out of his way to calm him, leaving him with a very positive impression."
— Nancy Y., Parent
"Thank you to the camp directors and all the coaches for a truly excellent camp! Owen had a great time and it was a fantastic experience for him. His only complaint was that it ended too soon!"
— Duvall N., Parent