Weekend provides skills for a new Olympic sport, bilingual instruction and sevens coaching course
Posted on 4/22/2013 8:57:09 PM
MIAMI (April 23, 2013) – Serevi Rugby® (www.serevirugby.com), an elite provider of on-field programming for coaches and players from beginner to Olympian, will host an Olympic rugby sevens specific Training Camp in Miami for players 13 and up on Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 3pm. Held at Ives Estates Park (20901 NE 16 Avenue, Miami), programming will be led by USA National Championship winning Sevens coaches Evan Haigh and Aaron Manheimer and include both English and Spanish language instruction. On Friday, May 3rd, Serevi coaches will also hold a Sevens Coaching Course at Coral Park Elementary from 7 to 10pm.
Serevi Rugby’s progression-based Training Camps focus on core rugby skills and are designed to develop players quickly over a the course of the camp. Players are segmented based on age and ability to ensure that everyone is appropriately challenged while coaches aim to help players execute core skills consistently under increasing amounts of game-like pressure. Focus areas include core rugby sevens skills, spatial awareness, attacking and defensive strategy and decision-making.
"With rugby sevens becoming an Olympic sport in 2016, our camp is designed to teach local players the skills and techniques they need to succeed in a fun and exciting Olympic sport," said Haigh. "The years of on-field experience brought by myself and Aaron ensure this camp will provide the best in today’s rugby sevens training techniques."
The camp’s early registration rate is $40 for the day if players register by Friday, April 30th. Player’s fee includes 5 hours of instruction, camp t-shirt, cleat bag, and wristbands. For more information on the Miami Training Camp and to register please visit: www.serevirugby.com/miami2013 or contact Evan Haigh ([email protected]).
Now in its third year, Serevi Rugby continues to evolve its skills and coaching programming to create a beginner to Olympian pathway. At the beginner end, this means working with partners to introduce rugby to a new and much wider group of children and then steering them to clubs and high school teams. At the upper end, it means operating Olympic Development Academies in partnership with USA Rugby in Chicago, Seattle, and San Diego. Throughout, it means working with coaches to build technical skills and coaching knowledge.
Rugby sevens will debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro as a full Olympic sport, opening the door to thousands of dynamic athletes across the country to utilize the skills they’ve built in other sports to play for their country. Programs such as Serevi Rugby’s Olympic Development Program are working closely with the U.S. Rugby Sevens National Team to identify and develop emerging, high-potential rugby athletes from across the country.
About Serevi Rugby®
Headquartered in Seattle, Serevi® is focused on growing the game of rugby in North America and beyond. Serevi offers on-field programming for coaches and players through the youth to elite spectrum. With a full suite of rugby programming across the country, Serevi hosts youth development (boys and girls 4 & up), Coed Training Camps/Combines (ages 12 & up), Serevi Academies (ages 15 & up), Olympic Development Academies, Coaching Courses, and Rugby Kings (international). It also offers performance and casual rugby apparel to players and fans of the sport. For more information, visit www.serevirugby.com.
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