USA Rugby U

USA Rugby U

Webinar Series, Ep. 2: The scrum from a player and coach perspective and concussions

Presentation #1: Eagles Kitt Wagner & Zach Fenoglio

  • Our Eagle Hookers will discuss the intricacies of the scrum. Both the new scrum calls and proper technique in the vital part of the game. Get your questions answered by our best in the game, moderated by our Coaching Director, Josh Sutcliffe.
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Presentation #2: Mike Keating

  • Mike will discuss the new IRB Concussion protocols approved by USA Rugby and effective immediately. Get your medical questions answered and discuss the importance of proper action around injury.
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Webinar Series, Ep. 3: Big Five of Refereeing; Athlete & Referee Strength and Conditioning

Presenter #1: Kurt Weaver

  • Covering the latest in the tackle, maul, scrum, offsided kicks, and offsided breakdowns.
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Presenter #2: Justin Goonan & Tom Lyons

  • Justin is our Strength coach for the Mens Junior All Americans and will outline the programs these national teams utilize. Tom will cover some additional points from a referee specific perspective, as our refs must be as fit as players in the modern game.
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Webinar Series, Ep. 4: Transitioning from 15s to 7s

Presenter #1: Alex Magleby & Andre Snyman

  • Coach Magleby and Coach Snyman are both specialists in transitioning players from the 15s game into our new Olympic 7s code. Join the call to learn their secrets and keys to preparing your players for Sevens!
Presenter #2: Leah Berard

  • Leah is a USA Rugby National panel referee and will key in on both transitioning referees from 15s to 7s, but also keys to reffing the 7s game. This is perfect for coaches, players and referees to know exactly what this summer's 7s games will look like from the referee perspective.
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Webinar Series, Ep. 5: Building Fundamental Rugby Players

Date: July 14
Presenter #1: Danielle Miller & Molly McCarthy

  • Coach Miller and Coach McCarthy will talk about building the skill set of beginning rugby players. This is a great opportunity for coaches and players to learn about the foundational skill set that creates the foundation for skillful national age group players.

Presenter #2: Marc Nelson

  • Marc is the Western Referee Zone Manager. His focus is developing young referees through self evaluation and using the tools necessary to do so.
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Webinar Series, Ep. 6

Date: August 11
Presenter: TBD
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Webinar Series, Ep. 7: Defense

Date: September 8
Presenter: Peter Baggetta
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