New York, NY; (May 25, 2016) – We hear it said often, “The High-Performance Development pathway is about more than just the players”. On June 11th, the Northeast Academy is making sure it’s National Tracking Camp (NTC) will be exactly that, as they and the Empire Geographic Union host a Saturday evening coaches Round Table Conference in conjunction with the talent identification efforts going on all weekend.
The Empire GU is the sole sponsor of the event, but any and all rugby coaches, regardless of union, club or player affiliations are invited to participate. This dinner and conference session for coaches is the first of its kind at an NTC event. Tying one to the other is a smart means of bringing together a wide array of coaches, including some of the very best in the USA system.
Northeast Academy has enlisted a distinguished panel of rugby minds to speak during the dinner and general assembly portion of the evening. Panelists include PRO Rugby North America’s Director of Rugby, Stephen Lewis; U.S. College All-Americans Head Coach Gavin Hickie; Peter Baggetta of the USA Women’s National Team Staff and Dartmouth College’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, James Willocks. These same coaches and officers will also be participating in the Round Table breakout session, which will be the real opportunity for coaching growth.
Topics covered during general assembly will include many current modern day issues, such as law variations, consolidating national schedules and the USA High-Performance Pathway networking system. The Round Table breakouts will give coaches across the spectrum a chance to collaborate and work through ideas regarding Attack and Defense tactics and strategies, Training Modules and more.
All of the events scheduled over the June 11th – 12th NTC weekend represent the missions of the Northeast Academy and USA Rugby’s greater pathway system, to elevate U.S. Rugby’s influence at home and abroad. Coaches can purchase tickets at the Eventbrite link provided below, which can also be reached through the Facebook Event page as well.