Northeast Academy Launches Mentorship Program for Rugby Coaches,

  • Jun 08,2016


New York, NY; (June 8, 2016) – In conjunction with its expanding mission to advance the development of rugby skills beyond the touch lines as well, Northeast Academy is now offering mentorship opportunities for Coaches, Referees and team Administrators. 

Beginning June 20, qualified applicants to the Northeast Academy mentorship program will have an up close and personal opportunity to observe and learn from some of the best staff members in the USAR National Development Academy system. The program will run for eight full weeks and is designed to allow participants direct access to elite level coaches and staff at weekly training sessions in New York City and Boston. 

Coaches who are accepted into the program will shadow the likes of 2016 Division 1 National Champion  Coach Josh Smith, as he and other high ranking Northeast Academy coaches work with players who are nearing or are already named to USA Rugby High Performance Training Camp rosters. 

Administrative participants will have hands-on opportunities to learn from the Academy’s top-notch team managers as they assist coaches and players through the many aspects of creating and maintaining elite training environments.

Referees joining the program will also be asked to partake in two ways. The first of which is by working with staff and athletes on crucial areas of play where technique and law intermix, such as the tackle and breakdown areas. Additionally, refs will be offered the opportunity to officiate scrimmaging sessions with the Academy’s top-rated athletes in order to continue toward the mastery of their own inherently vital craft.

The summer-long program is an excellent opportunity for ambitious rugby staffers to observe the nuances of communication, application and progressions at the top levels of rugby in America.

Applications for the Northeast Academy mentorship program can be submitted simply by filling out the linked form below.

Northeast Academy Mentorship Program Application Form