July 15 - MARFU Mens 7s Individual Testing and Open Camp
Biddy Boyle MARFU Men's 7s Head Coach and his staff will be picking 12 individuals to represent the MARFU Men's 7s Team to play in the ITT National 7s All Star Tournament in California in August 2012. The Coaching Staff is welcoming High School and Collegiate players.
Coaches Register for FREE
All high school, college and men's senior coaches are invited to participate free of charge. Send an email to Biddy Boyle to register as a coach »
Future Eagles Wanted
Last year's camp had over 70 individuals participate. From the 70 players who participated, 10 of the 12 players on the MARFU Men's 7's 2011 roster attended and were chosen from the camp. One player (Tim Acker Kutztown) was chosen to represent the All American Collegiate Team. One High School individual (Peter Ondi) was chosen to represent North East Men's Sevens Select Team. Seventeen year old Akinola Raymond (PRU High School Select Side/ Maryland Exiles) and nineteen year old Matias Cima (University of Maryland/ Maryland Exiles) were the two youngest players to make the MARFU Men's 7's 2011 All-Star Team. Glenn Thommes an eighteen year old freshman from the University of Delaware Men's Rugby team also participated at the 2011 MARFU Men's 7s camp and is presently playing for the USA Under 20 Eagles team playing in the Junior World Cup.
Present USA Rugby head coach Alex Magleby stated that "the MARFU camp is a key way to help us identify players in the Mid-Atlantic region. Only a handful of teams from each region qualify for the national club 7s, so outside of the national championships this is the primary place to impress national team selectors and to play one's way onto the territory side, and hopefully a place in the national team. Along with increasing the knowledge and skill of the game of sevens throughout the region, we expect to see future Eagles at the camp."
Open to All Ages High School, College and Men
The Sevens Camp* is open to any male rugby player registered in MARFU and/or USA. The individual must be C.I.P.P. registered with USA Rugby and have personal insurance. Any player under the age of 18 must have written permission by his parents and/or Guardian.
Each individual player must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Form ("Waiver and Release").
*FREE T-Shirts to the First 100!
The first 100 players registered will receive a FREE MARFU Men's T-shirt.
*Lunch is Provided Free of Charge to All Registered Players and Coaches
OPEN CAMP DATE:
Sunday July 15, 2012
Alapocas Run State Park
Blue Ball Barn
1914 W. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803
From I-95 North or South
Take exit 8B Concord Pike/West Chester
Turn left on Foulk Rd (SR-261 S)
Turn left on W Park Dr
Arrive at 1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE
OPEN CAMP AGENDA:
11:00 am to 11:30 am – Sign in
11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Former USA Men’s 7’s Rugby Head Coach Al Caravelli fitness testing
(A) 10 meter sprint (B) 40 meter sprint (C) Yo-Yo testing
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch Break
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - MARFU Men's 7s Try Out Camp
- Attack in the open field
- Defense in the open field
- Kick-offs and 22 drop-out kick-offs
- Penalty kicks
- Sevens language
- Individual skills - Ball Handling, Contact Defense, Sidestep, Switch, Double/Switch, Swivel Move, Decisions under Pressure
Al Caravelli - Former USA Rugby Men’s 7s Head Coach, Former Atlantis 7’s select side player.
Emil Signes - Internationally respected rugby coach; former Men’s and Women’s USA 7’s head coach; head coach Atlantis 7’s select side; head coach of Philadelphia/Whitemarsh Mens’ Championship 7’s team 1999; Former Men’s 7’s Collegiate All-Star Coach, Princeton Women’s coach
Chris Harvey - Former MARFU Men’s 7s Head Coach, Maryland Exiles 7s Head Coach Former Atlantis Select Side Player.
Biddy Boyle - MARFU Men’s 7’s Head Coach, former Atlantis Select Side player, Head Coach Philadelphia/Whitemarsh Men’s 7s, Head Coach University of Delaware Men’s 7’s team
Keith McLean - Captain of the 1999 Men’s’ National 7s Championship Team Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC; former USA Men’s’ 7s Forward Development Coach, former Atlantis Select Side player.
Marcus Respes - Former USA Eagles 7s player, Head Coach Drexel University Men’s’ Rugby Team; presently an Atlantis Select Side player.
Stephen Siano - Former USA Eagles 7s player, former Atlantis Select Side player, former MARFU Men’s 7s Coach, President Ivy Rugby Conference.
Vinny Granger - Former Maryland Exiles Men’s 7s Coach, 1989 MVP USA Men’s 7s National Championship Maryland Old Boys (MOB), Former Atlantis Select Side Player
Ed Stockunas - Former USA Eagles 7’s player, Former Atlantis Select Side player, Captain Norfolk Blues Rugby Team.
Prince Hill - Former USA Eagles 7’s player, Former Atlantis Select Side player, 1996 M.V.P. USA Men’s 7’s National Championship NOVA. NOVA 7’S Head Coach
Bjorn Haglid - University of Delaware Men’s Rugby 15’s Head Coach, Former EPRU Collegiate All-Star Head Coach. Ozark RFU 7’s select side.
Chris Porter - Head Coach Norfolk Blues Rugby team, Former Atlantis Select Side player
And other Qualified 7s coaches to be announced in the near future
About Sevens Rugby in the USA
Due to its international popularity, 7s rugby was voted into the Summer Olympic Games for 2016 and 2020. In 7s, seven-a-side teams compete in seven-minute halves and each team is allowed three substitutions. The 7s player must be both mentally and physically disciplined. Since 7s is played on the same-sized field as 15s, there is more room to run. This results in a fast-paced match that allows for high-scoring games. The 7s athlete must train and develop different skills than a 15s player and be able to make the right decisions under pressure.