Academy

  • NY Academy Does it Again!

    We are thrilled to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our NY Academy program saw all of its seniors graduate high school on time and for the third year in a row, they’ve all enrolled in college. With a graduation rate of just over 70% in NYC, Play Rugby USA is clearly making […]

  • CODP

    The CODP is Headed to Vegas!

    In 2016, Play Rugby USA announced its designation by the United States Olympic Committee as America’s first Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) for Rugby, giving the organization an opportunity to offer a formal pathway to support exceptional athletes in achieving their potential, no matter their background! The purpose of the CODP is to immerse players […]

  • CODP – Call for Players

    ———————————IMPORTANT NOTICE——————————— Following the successful first season of Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), the opportunity to be part of the next assembly is now available. The purpose of the CODP is to select the best 7’s players in the area and immerse them in an environment where they experience high quality coaching […]

  • NY Academy Spring Season Report

      About the Girls. The Girls season has been impressive, starting the season with a win over Morris RFC in March. They had a lot on the line for this fixture, having lost to Morris twice in previous years, however the girls showed up and SWITCHED ON for this very physical game. Stand out performances […]

  • Vegas 7s roaring success for PRUSA

    The World Series Sevens hit Las Vegas recently with roaring success. Play Rugby had multiple involvements in the tournament, with the NY Academy well represented through the Atlantis select team, and Coach Development Director, Dom Wareing and YDM’s Connor Wallace-Sims, Rick Kirkland and John Corpuz-Jackson representing on the Northeast the Northeast Academy as coach and player […]

  • What are the traits of an effective Team Captain?

    As a new season kicks off, the NY Academy squad welcomes two new student athletes to the leadership team. Malery and Calaysha have been selected as Captains of this impressive High School program – an appointment they do not take lightly. Ryszard Chadwick, the NY Academy Manager, shared with us his philosophy on selecting player leadership teams, […]

  • NY Academy Season Sneak Peek

    The Play Rugby USA Under 19 NY Academy is a high performance select side. 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. We achieve this through holistic coaching techniques focused on […]

  • Meet Nyasia Wright, a 2015 NY Academy graduate

    As the summer wraps up and school begins we’ve been sharing the stories of the 11 student athletes who graduated from High School and our NY Academy program this year. Of those 11 students 100% of them graduated on time and 100% are enrolled in college. We’re proud of their accomplishments and will continue to share […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]