Three Additional “Education Weekends” Announced

After the success of the initial "Education Weekend", USA Rugby has created three more, centered around major events.

USA Rugby has announced the creation of a further three Education Weekends, based around major weekends in the USA Rugby Calendar. The three Education Weekends will take place in Hingham, MA, Denver, CO and Chicago, IL; on the weekends of October 12-14, 18-19 and November 1-2 respectively.

USA Rugby debuted the newly formatted Education Weekend in August and after receiving an influx of positive feedback from those in attendance, the Training and Education department decided to expand the offerings.

"We are excited to be expanding this idea and keeping with the enthusiasm from our community around the initial Education Weekend in August," explained Kenny Forehand, Director of Training and Education with USA Rugby. "We plan these events to be robust offerings that will benefit rugby development locally and regionally."

The Hingham, MA weekend, co-hosted with the Northeast Academy, will touch on a range of subjects. Starting at 9am on October 12, topics will vary from professional development of educators to trends in the game for players, referees and coaches. Additionally working on the technical zone and much more in between. Participants are invited to attend all or part of the weekend.

"We are really looking forward to working with everyone in the Boston area and appreciate the NE Academy providing some of their structure in the area to make this a reality. These Education Weekends are designed to bring the rugby community together to share ideas and grow as a whole. "

Denver and Chicago are hosted around the new HSBC Women's World Series Stop at Infinity Park and The Rugby Weekend. These weekends will begin on Thursdays and conclude on Fridays in order to allow fans to enjoy the full experience of the events surrounding the weekend. They will have a heavier focus on the educator and technical sessions for referees and coaches.

"Aligning with events for the USA Rugby community will be a part of our Education Weekends," said Forehand. "The relevance of the Denver event being led by our women's community is important and it will feature a sevens theme. Events like The Rugby Weekend attract large numbers of our community who are often looking to pair their travel with development. This format is flexible and can meet the needs of the community."

For further information about upcoming training and education courses in local areas visit USA Rugby's Training and Education page.