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National Development Academy 

Scion Rugby Academy launched the newest USA Rugby National Development Academy in Washington, D.C. to provide year-round elite athlete development. Honored to join the ranks of quality academies such as Atavus, ARPTC and Northeast Academy, Scion Rugby Academy will operate in tandem with the Women’s National team development pathway to provide on and off field skill and tactical sessions as well as consistent playing opportunities. Utilizing a coaching staff led by former USA Eagle Toshi Palamo, along with some of the top coaches in the DC area and international coach consultants, Scion NDA will aim to provide athletes with the decision-making skills, technical proficiency and match awareness required to physically and mentally succeed at the international level.


All athletes interested in joining the incumbent USA Rugby Club 7s National Champions for the 2018 Summer 7s Season or learning more about how the academy might customize to your individual needs, please fill out the application below.


2018 Scion Summer 7s Season

June 1st - mid August

Scion Rugby Academy Summer Academy

Open to rolling admissions for High School, Collegiate and Senior Club players (7s and 15s)


  • at least 3 on-field training sessions per week

  • at least 3 strength and conditioning sessions per week supported by our partnership with Balance Gym and Spitfire Athlete

  • position specific coaching sessions

  • general rugby skills/7s specific/15s specific

  • periodic fitness/performance testing

  • weekly mental skills training sessions

  • film analysis and breakdown 

  • initial functional movement screening /access to a physio/athletic trainer/ treatments

  • nutritional education and assessment sessions including cooking demonstrations 

  • coach and referee development opportunities

  • elite level coaching both on and off the field including international coach consultants

  • athlete financial sustainability and life skills training

  • mid-summer job fair/women ruggers in business panel discussion

  • discounts from all our sponsors and more! 


Customized package options including housing and/or meals are available, contact for more information.

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2018 High School/Collegiate 7s Summer Camp

Summer 2018 Dates: Cape Fear 7s Camp: July 2nd-8th / Skills and Development Camp: July 25th-28th

Join the Scion Rugby Academy, 2016 USA 7s Club National Tournament Champions as they host two high school/ collegiate development camps. The first camp will be skills, development and preparation for Cape Fear 7s and the second is a skills and development camp. Athletes will practice with and be coached by current Scion players. Structure, composure, and pattern of play will be the main focus points of this camp, along with customized advancemtn of each athlete's fundamental skills.

Skills and Fitness assessment

  • Level 1 – Orange
  • Level 2 – Gray

  • Level 3 – White

On-field sessions focusing on:

  • Core Skills

  • Position specific skills

  • Tactical game awareness

Classroom sessions focusing on high performance behavior and lifestyle

  • Strength and conditioning/speed and agility training

  • Nutrition

  • Mental skills

  • College informational session and individualized counseling

Be coached by current Scion players, including players from top collegiate programs in the nation

Emphasis on scrimmages and games

Possible Selection for domestic and international elite and developmental tours 

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