ELITE Rugby Camp will host its first of two ELITE Winter Clinics’ this Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th in San Diego.
ELITE traditionally holds overnight camps during the summer but feels it is important for young rugby players to sharpen their skills heading into their respective seasons, “Just as football and basketball offer an intensive preseason camp for players to get prepared for their season, our winter camps are designed to get players ready to compete this upcoming season”, stated Stanford Head Coach, USA Backs Coach and ELITE Coach Matt Sherman.
ELITE’s second Winter Clinic will be held in Sacramento on January 3 and 4, 2012. “Both clinics offer a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience,” Sherman continued. Sherman has carefully designed a sequence of modern instruction to make each clinic impactful for those that attend.
ELITE is dedicated to providing youth players with coaching from those who currently play for and coach on the USA Rugby team. Blaine Scully, Colin Hawley, Duncan Kelm, Alex Ross and Matt Sherman are joining ELITE to coach at the ELITE Winter Clinics.
“We feel it is essential to give young athletes exposure to top level rugby players and coaches. Ultimately, players leave camp with a great experience and positive role models to look up to,” stated ELITE Director Ethan Willis. All players who attend ELITE Camps work with USA players and coaches’ in-group instruction and individual situations.
ELITE hopes their model will help to grow the sport of rugby. Each ELITE camp is structured to teach more than the basics of the game to those that attend. Past parents of campers agree, “ELITE is truly putting out an excellent product for any who have been playing rugby or are just starting out. It is not only about learning the sport, but the culture, community and camaraderie that rugby is and ELITE is demonstrating it all! All of your coaches are truly excellent and so very approachable for the players.”
Spots are still available for either of ELITE’s Winter Clinics. The Southern California clinic takes place on December 19 and 20 in San Diego. The Northern California clinic takes place on January 3 and 4, 2012 in Sacramento. For more information contact ELITE Director Ethan Willis at