Chula Vista, Calif.– This week Serevi Rugby® (www.serevirugby.com), an elite provider of on-field programming for players and coaches from beginner to Olympian, is holding a week long Women’s High Performance Program (HPP) to develop and train the top young female rugby players in the nation.
Teaming up with U.S. Women’s National Sevens Rugby Coach Ric Suggitt, Serevi’s Women’s HPP identified and invited 26 young women recognized as having the potential to move onto our nation’s highest levels of rugby. Held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., Serevi’s HPP is part of the Serevi pathway for female rugby players to reach competitive college programs, the Women’s Premier League and, ultimately, to the U.S. national and Olympic teams.
“Our Women’s High Performance Program is designed to identify and develop emerging, high potential female rugby athletes to help grow the women’s game in the U.S.,” said Waisale Serevi, Co-founder of Serevi Rugby. “We’re proud to be working with Ric Suggitt to open the door to young women across the country to utilize the skills they’ve built and take their game to the next level.”
The HPP is part of Serevi’s dedicated slate of women’s programming which his guided by two leaders in the women’s game – Emilie Bydwell (current U.S. Women's Sevens & XVs national team player) and Richie Walker (U.S. Women's Sevens national team technical skills coach).
Beyond this week’s camp, athletes in Serevi’s High Performance Program are provided development support throughout the year including strength and conditioning programs phased in accordance with the collegiate schedule, nutritional support, and skill development. Serevi coaches schedule check points throughout the year to gauge athletes development and reassess strengths and weaknesses.
“Serevi’s High Performance Program helps prepare the athlete for elite level rugby,” said Ric Suggitt. “At the Serevi camp, you are immersed in a rugby environment that is attention to detail driven. The real joy is that the rugby itself is made creative and fun.”
The HPP runs June 2nd to 7th at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. For more information, updates and pictures from Serevi’s Women’s High Performance Program visit Serevi Rugby’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/serevirugby or by visiting http://www.serevirugby.com/pages/info/index/event/161/page/high-performance-programs.
Now in its third year, Serevi Rugby continues to evolve its skills and coaching programming to create a beginner to Olympian pathway. At the beginner end, this means working with partners to introduce rugby to a new and much wider group of children and then steering them to clubs and high school teams. At the upper end, it means operating Serevi Academies in partnership with USA Rugby in Seattle, Chicago, and San Diego. Throughout, it means working with coaches to build technical skills and coaching knowledge.
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