from USA Rugby:
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby released today the preliminary spring schedule for their Women’s Collegiate All-American Selection camps.
Two new All-American Selection camps will be held in different regions of the country, replacing the previous Collegiate National All-Star Championship. A pool of eligible collegiate players will be invited to attend one of the two camps using nominations and coaching staff evaluations of individuals from all divisions of the college rugby community, as well as information given by scouts at collegiate championship events.
“These new, larger regional camps will allow us to see and work with more players from a wider range of college programs, ensuring that we get the best athletes with the most potential to compete in the future at the international level,” Women’s Collegiate All-American Head Coach Martha Daines said.
The two Collegiate All-American camps will be held on separate weekends in May and will include testing, drills, unit skills, evaluation, and organized scrimmaging. All CAA coaches, 7s and 15s, will be on hand to evaluate the talent and identify prospective players for their respective teams.
“The new selection process should provide opportunities for the involvement and development of more players and coaches from all levels of competition,” Daines added. “I’m looking forward to getting more input from coaches around the country about the talent and potential of the players they coach or compete against.”
Participants in the camps this spring will be eligible for selection to the Women’s 2013 Collegiate All-American Team that will tour and compete against top opposition from across the world this summer, as well as an elite camp.
USA Rugby hopes to have players from all divisions and areas of the country present at the two selection camps in May. To nominate a player, please complete this form for candidates who are deserving of an invitation to the Selection camps.
Spring/Summer 2013 Schedule (Tentative Dates)
May 16 – 19: Weekend one of Collegiate All-American Selection camp
May 23 – 26: Weekend two of Collegiate All-American Selection camp
June 26 – 30: Elite camp
July 28 – August 5: Summer Tour
Locations to be determined
About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts over 30 national playoff and championship events every year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visitwww.usarugby.org for more information.