2012 Penn State Rugby Summer Camps
University Park, PA- With both the men’s and women’s programs headed into the playoffs, the women to the Sweet 16 and the men set in for the D1-A playoff bracket, the Penn State Rugby program is pleased to announce June 23rd through the 30th as the dates for their 2012 Penn State Summer Rugby Camps.
Summer Rugby Academy
June 23rd to the 27th will be dates for the Rugby Academy. Building on their highly successful winter clinics for High School girls and boys, this 5 day coed rugby academy accommodates various age groups and skill levels, including beginners, and is designed to help players develop fundamental skills for playing more effectively as individuals and team members. Emphasis is placed on individual and positional skills, as well as team skills and concepts.
Advanced Skills Camp
June 27th through the 30th will be the dates for the Advanced Skills Camp – Backs/Forwards. This camp accommodates various age groups, but enrollment is restricted to experienced players. This camp takes the educational and athletic experience to the next level, with an emphasis placed on in-depth development of positional and unit skills. The advanced camp will provide campers with the time and coaching to really work on the latest skills, techniques, and concepts related to forward and back play.
There is also a Combined Camp option, where you can attend both the Rugby Academy, and the Advanced Skills Camp to make your trip a full week of rugby education.
Held on Penn State’s exquisite athletic facilities, these full blown PSU Sports Camps allows rugby athletes the very same opportunities and experiences that the attendees of any of the University’s 85 varsity sports camps receive.
Current and former players from both teams (including Eagles, All Americans, Super League and US Age Grade players) serve as coaches, and are a tremendous compliment to Penn State’s excellent coaching staffs and the many special invited guest coaches. Peter Steinberg will be in attendance, now sharing the titles of both the Penn State women’s head coach, and the USA women’s national team head coach.
With a low player to coach ratio and a 5-7 day format, these Penn State Rugby camps truly provides campers with the attention and time needed to develop their skills, improve their understanding, and become better rugby players.