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    Academy Grads Take the Next Step

    The Play Rugby USA Under 19 NY Academy is a high performance select side where players are selected based on the 4 A’s: Academics, Attendance, Attitude and Athletics. The Academy’s purpose is to not only develop players on the field and provide pathways to the top levels of rugby, but most importantly to help them […]

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    Get out and celebrate with us at these upcoming events.

    We are just one month away from the start of the Rugby World Cup and looking ahead we’ve got lots of exciting ways for you to catch all the action and help support our programs. Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate! Wednesday August 26 “Rise of Rugby – A Giant Awakens” The Fairmont […]

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    Gio returns from WJAA U20s Camp

    Last month we shared the exciting news that the Captain of our NY Academy, Gio, was selected to attend the Women’s Junior All Americans U20s Camp in Greeley, CO. At just 16 years old this presented a challenge for her both mentally, physically and financially, but thanks to an outpouring of support she was able to […]

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    #1YearToGo to Rio 2016

    Today we celebrate #1YearToGo until rugby makes it’s triumphant return to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016! The United States will be represented in the Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games in both genders after the Men’s and Women’s Eagles Sevens won their respective competitions at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships […]

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    Gio’s All American Dream

    NY Academy captain Gio has been selected for the USA Rugby Junior All Americans (U20) squad. We’re proud to share that one of our NY Academy players, Gio, has been selected to play with the USA Rugby Junior All Americans (U20)! At just 16 years old, this is a huge accomplishment and presents challenges physically, […]

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    Rugby student exchange program launched in July

    In our effort to increase opportunities for youth in our programs to have positive and eye opening experiences Play Rugby USA is proud to partner with the Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) in Sydney, Australia for the first ever Rugby Student Exchange Program! Two students from our NYC programs were selected through a […]

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    Community Clubs Launch Summer Season

    Yesterday we kicked off the summer rugby season with a day full of fun activities and scrimmages for over 75 students grade 6-12th. In order to keep our kids active over the summer season we’ve created Community Clubs in each borough, offering weekly practices and tournaments and a chance to meet new friends. If you missed […]

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    Becoming a “Play What You See” Coach

    Our Director of Youth Development, Dom Wareing, shares his perspective on the culture of American sports, and asks what you think! I grew up overseas in England and played and watched sports all my life. There is a distinct perception there of the the stereotypical American coaching style: the “my way or the highway, do […]

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    The NY Academy closes out another successful season.

    Our Play Rugby USA Academy is a high performance select side, drawing players from schools and programs throughout NYC. The Academy’s purpose is to not only develop players on the field and provide pathways to the top levels of rugby, but most importantly to help them develop excellence off the field. The PRUSA Academy has […]