Scion Launches a USA Rugby National Development Academy
January 8, 2016
Scion Rugby Academy Launches Newest USA Rugby NDA in DC Metro
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Scion Rugby Academy (scionrugby.com) has 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 Eagles Toshi Palamo and Farrah Douglas 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.
Built to provide year-round training and development for players looking to compete at the highest levels, Scion Rugby Academy will provide opportunities to play at Elite, Selects, Collegiate, High School and Youth levels in both 7s and 15s, domestically and internationally. Rugby-specific strength and conditioning plans, high performance mental skills, technical video analysis, and nutrition education as well as opportunities to grow the game through the Scion Rugby Academy youth programs will incentivize academy participants to improve and expand their knowledge of the game in a comprehensive and diverse manner.
Scion NDA has partnered with Balance Gym, Core Power and Spitfire Athlete to provide top strength and conditioning support, including world class coaches, full Olympic lifting platforms, indoor turf training, and recovery resources through customized and convenient programming via Spitfire’s smartphone app.
All athletes interested in joining current USA Eagles Stacey Bridges, Kimber Rozier, and Samantha Pankey as inaugural Scion Rugby Academy participants or learning more about how the academy might customize to your individual needs, please fill out the attached application - http://goo.gl/forms/mPzDiL0hsU.