• 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 […]

  • Career Opportunity Now Open!

    Play Rugby USA seeks a dedicated Communications Manager to join our team, starting January 1st, 2017. The Communications Manager will design and implement initiatives to build awareness and support of Play Rugby USA’s programs, achievements and events.   Job Title: Communications and Program Enrichment Manager Job Location: New York – Office Reports to: Events Director […]

  • 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 […]

  • Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development Program to Debut at NAI7s

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development team to Debut at NAI7s July 27, 2016 | New York, NY Earlier this year, the U.S. Olympic Committee sanctioned its first ever Rugby specific Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) under the direction of Play Rugby USA (PRUSA) in partnership with the Northeast Academy. The first […]

  • Canterbury’s Corner – NYC Rugby Cup 2016

            Canterbury’s Corner NYC Rugby Cup Story presented by Canterbury. The Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup is our biggest event of the year, a culminating tournament featuring over 1000 youth from our programs throughout the city converging on Randall’s Island for the biggest flag rugby tournament on the East coast. A visual […]

  • 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 […]

  • A celebration of American Rugby – 2016 Gala

    It’s been just over one week since the record-smashing 2016 Play Rugby USA Gala. Let’s take a look back at this incredible event! We are deeply grateful for the support we received for this fantastic evening celebrating American Rugby and honoring Mike Tolkin with the 2nd Annual Founder’s Award for his lifetime contribution to Rugby. The generosity of over […]

  • How do we keep our coaches “leading the pack” in youth sports?

    What makes a professional stand apart from others in their field? Of course, they’ll have the skills and the hands-on experience to be successful, but true professionals don’t stop there. In fact, they never stop – especially when it comes to learning. Play Rugby USA brings together a passionate group of people committed to building […]

  • 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, […]