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New & returning coaches announced for 2016 Showcase Camp

Bing Guan

May 24, 2016 — Hanover, NH - Professional collegiate rugby coaches Matt Sherman (Army West Point), Blake Burdette (Penn State) and JD Stephenson (Lindenwood) will join the 3rd annual US Collegiate Development Boys Showcase Camp from June 21-24, 2016, at Dartmouth College.

This year’s camp also will also return past US Collegiate Development coaches from the sold-out 2014 & 2015 camps. Gavin Hickie and James Willocks (Dartmouth), Chad Newcomb (U.S. Naval Academy), Scott Stewart (UCLA), Greg McWilliams (Yale), and Josh Macy (American International College) round out the returning collegiate coaches. Finally, UK-based coaches Tom Burwell and Oliver Clough (Ultimate Rugby 7s) will cross the Atlantic in June for the ever-popular UR7s Academy Clinic

New additions Sherman and Burdette are the current men’s head coaches at Army West Point and Penn State, respectively, while Stephenson serves as Lindenwood University’s Director of Rugby. All three have experience coaching All-American representative sides, while Sherman and Burdette have previously represented the United States in international competition.

"I’m excited to work with the very accomplished staff at Dartmouth for what promises to be a great experience for all involved,” said Coach Sherman. "I’m looking forward to working with campers on all aspects of their game, and in particular I’m thrilled to be leading the Playmaker Kicking Clinic."

Before becoming West Point's first-ever full-time head coach of varsity rugby, Sherman was an accomplished student-athlete for the California Golden Bears, where. He played on four national championship-winning teams. The three-time Collegiate All-American went onto graduate studies at Oxford and 7 appearances for the US national team at flyhalf, including an appearance at the 2003 World Cup.

In 2007, the Bay Area native returned to Cal to begin his coaching career as an assistant under Jack Clark. Sherman’s head coaching experience includes stints as head coach at San Diego State (2008-10) and Director of Rugby at Stanford (2010-2015), where he led all coaching, recruiting and administrative efforts for both the men’s and women’s programs. Sherman’s collegiate teams have enjoyed consistent postseason success, including three top-4 finishes for the Cardinal women.

While heading Stanford's rugby program, Sherman also served as the Men's Collegiate All-Americans Head Coach from 2012-2014. Sherman coached the All-Americans to a winning record in both of his seasons, with over 50 percent of his players called up to the senior men’s national team.

Burdette, another former American international, has also seen considerable success on both sides of the touch line. After capturing back-to-back high school national championships at Highland High, Burdette went on to represent the University of Utah in both rugby and football from 2003-06. A four-time Collegiate All-American, Burdette also walked on to the Utes' football team, and played at tight end during their undefeated 2004 season. Burdette played his club rugby with the New York Athletic Club and later made 9 appearances with the US national team as a prop and hooker, playing in the 2007 World Cup.

Burdette began coaching as Utah's forwards coach from 2007-2008, and was promoted to head coach after just one year. Under Burdette’s guidance, the Utes advanced to the National Championships every year from 2009 to 2012, finishing as runners-up in the 2011 title match. Burdette has also lent his expertise to the Collegiate All-Americans as a scrum coach, founded the rugby program at Olympus High School, and took up the reins at Penn State in September 2015 as the program’s first-ever full-time head coach.

The third new head coach at this year’s USCD camp, Lindenwood’s JD Stephenson, is also the current head coach of the Junior All-Americans (U20s), as well as an assistant coach to the High School All-Americans (U18s). The Australian-born Stephenson picked up rugby at age 4, trained with the ACT Brumbies Developmental Academy, and played two seasons for the University of Canberra. Stephenson picked up a taste for Northern Hemisphere rugby while playing the sport semi-professionally in Scotland and Italy, where he spent several off-seasons.

Prior to his arrival at Lindenwood, Stephenson had previously been a part of All-American coaching staffs. Stephenson joined Lindenwood’s rugby program as a graduate assistant during its inaugural 2011 season, taking over as head coach in 2013. The Australian coached the Lions to their first USA Rugby College 7s National Championship in May 2015, and assumed his current post as U20s head coach in October of that year.

"For myself as a coach, I’m excited and humbled to work with coaches of this caliber,” said Coach Stephenson. "I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Dartmouth’s facilities which are second to none, and should prove an excellent learning environment for young rugby players.”

"I’m looking forward to working with campers and helping with their individual development plans whether it be skill, unit or team-focused outcomes they have in place,” he added.

Registration is still open for the 2016 US Collegiate Development Boys Showcase Camp, to be held June 21 to June 25, 2016 at Dartmouth College. Additional top-up skill clinics will be available before and after the Showcase Camp.

More details can be found at the USCD website. For press-related inquiries, please contact USCD Communications Manager Bing Guan.

About US Collegiate Development

Launched in 2014, US Collegiate Development LLC aims to develop productive relationships between athletes and their potential future coaches. USCD's programs evolved in response to a need for a more effective environment to assess, develop, and connect student-athletes with collegiate coaches. The USCD coaching staff's priority is to educate these student-athletes on US rugby opportunities at both the university and national age-grade levels.

US Collegiate Development announces first round of 2016 college acceptances

Bing Guan

May 9, 2016 — Hanover, NH: The 2015 class of US Collegiate Development graduates have received their first round of college acceptances. At press time, graduates of the 2015 USCD camp have been admitted to 37 distinguished colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, with additional acceptances still pending.

Last summer, over one hundred American and international high school student-athletes descended upon Hanover, NH for the 2015 US Collegiate Development Boys Showcase Camp at Dartmouth College. During the four-day program, USCD campers improved their rugby skills under the expert tutelage of top collegiate coaches, while also learning valuable college application strategies from The Rugger’s Edge

For many campers, the camp was an invaluable opportunity to connect directly with their future college coaches, and to learn more about the collegiate rugby experience.

“The USCD camp helped me meet several coaches I had contacted prior to the actual camp,” said Patrick Sheehy, the varsity rugby captain at Gonzaga, the country’s #1 ranked single-school HS program. “I was able to not only talk to them one-on-one, but also witness their on-field coaching styles.”

Sheehy is one of four former campers who will matriculate at Dartmouth this fall, reuniting with Dartmouth head coach Gavin Hickie.

Academically accomplished USCD graduates were admitted to ten of US News & World Report’s top 25 national universities (including four of the top 5), as well as four of the top 25 liberal arts colleges. At press time, seven of the eight Ivy League schools admitted USCD alumni in 2016, as have other renowned institutions including Colgate, Pomona, Stanford, Tulane, UC Berkeley and UCLA.

Schools with established rugby pedigrees were also well-represented, with former campers recruited to nationally-ranked powerhouses like Army, Navy, Penn State, Wheeling Jesuit, and St. Mary’s. Many USCD graduates were accepted to programs that have historically produced Collegiate All-Americans and US national team players. 

“As team captain, I used some of the drills I learned at camp to lead our team to a 5-1 finish at an international tournament. Four teammates and myself were named to our league’s All-European/All-Tournament Team,” said Duncan McAloon, a senior at the American School of Paris. “The USCD camp greatly motivated me to pursue collegiate rugby,” added McAloon, who will suit up this fall for the Army Black Knights at the United States Military Academy.

“I had a great experience in my two years attending the USCD camp,” concurred Boston College High School’s John Dunn, a newly-minted member of Boston College’s Class of 2020. “The camp got me excited about college rugby, and reassured me that I would be able to play in college, even for a competitive team like BC.”

The 2016 US Collegiate Development Boys Showcase Camp will be held from June 21 to June 25, 2016 at Dartmouth College. Additional top-up skill clinics will be available before and after the Showcase Camp. Coaches from America’s top academic and rugby universities will be present, although attending coaches are subject to change.

Registration details and additional information on the Boys Showcase camp can be found at the USCD website. For press-related inquiries, please contact USCD Communications Manager Bing Guan.

US Collegiate Development Graduates' 2016 University Acceptances*

Boston College | Boston University | Brown | Bucknell | Colgate | Columbia | Cornell | Dartmouth | Elon | Fairfield University | Fordham | Gettysburg | Maryland | Occidental | Penn | Penn State | Pomona | Princeton | Providence | Queens University | Richmond | Spring Hill College | St. Joseph's | St. Mary's College of California | St. Bonaventure University | Stanford | Tulane | UC Berkeley | UCLA | United States Military Academy at West Point | United States Naval Academy | University of Colorado Boulder | Villanova | Wake Forest | Washington & Lee | Wheeling Jesuit | Yale

*University acceptances current as of May 9, 2016. This list will be updated with additional acceptances as USCD graduates receive their offers of admission.

About US Collegiate Development

Launched in 2014, US Collegiate Development LLC aims to develop productive relationships between athletes and their potential future coaches. USCD's programs evolved in response to a need for a more effective environment to assess, develop, and connect student-athletes with collegiate coaches. The USCD coaching staff's priority is to educate these student-athletes on US rugby opportunities at both the university and national age-grade levels. 

US Collegiate Development graduate to attend Princeton

Bing Guan

April 17, 2016 — Hanover, NH: Greenwich High School (CT) flanker Owen Tedford, a graduate of the 2015 US Collegiate Development Showcase Camp, has been accepted early action to Princeton University as part of the Class of 2020. He is another in a long line of USCD graduates to go on to the Ivy League.

Tedford is a starter for the Cardinals’ rugby team, who are currently ranked 7th in the nation and coming off their eighth consecutive Connecticut state championship. A two-sport varsity athlete at Greenwich, Tedford also captains the ski team, serves as a youth football coach and sailing instructor, is the school orchestra’s principal violist and member of the National Honor Society, and was also recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction. 

The summer before he began applying to colleges, Tedford attended the 2015 USCD Boys Showcase Camp at Dartmouth College, where he continued to hone his rugby skills under the tutelage of America’s top collegiate rugby coaches. At the UR7s and Jakl top-up skill clinics, Tedford took home valuable lessons from former international-level coaches and players.

"I was drawn to the USCD camp because it was my junior year and going into the application process, I knew it would be a good way to try to build relationships with schools that I was interested in attending,” said Tedford. "These were very important in the application process, because the coaches on campus could advocate for me as an applicant, as well as provide me with application tips.”

Tedford knew what he was looking for in his college search. "I was looking for a liberal arts school that would provide opportunities for doing independent research, and I also knew I wanted to play rugby at some level in college,” he said. "Lastly, I have a strong interest in history, and so I sought out universities that had particularly strong history departments."

Before applying, Tedford had a brief consultation with The Rugger’s Edge admissions counselor Karen Fong Donoghue about his target schools. After careful consideration, Tedford chose to apply early action to Princeton, and was accepted as one of just 785 students selected from a total of 4,229 applicants.

"Owen has a great future ahead of him, and we are all very happy he will be joining us in the fall,” remarked Rich Lopacki, Princeton’s Director of Rugby. "I thought the USCD camp provided a great venue for high school students to interact with college rugby coaches and learn more about all our rugby programs and universities."

While Tedford looks forward to stepping onto Rickerson Field with his new teammates this fall, he credits US Collegiate Development for his lack of jitters moving onto the next phase of his life as a student-athlete: “The camp gave me the confidence that any college rugby program I went to would be filled with good, upstanding kids who I would want to be around and spend time with off the pitch." 

2015 US Collegiate Development Showcase Camp comes to a close

Bing Guan

Domestic and international student-athletes continue to connect, develop and grow 

July 6, 2015 — Hanover, NH: Over one hundred student-athletes returned home from US Collegiate Development’s Boys Showcase Camp last Wednesday, bringing the camp’s 2015 iteration to a close.

Hosted at Dartmouth College from June 28th to July 1st, four days of skill-building games, drills, tactical talks and academic sessions culminated in a final scrimmage at Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse, one of the country’s finest rugby facilities. 

Sold out for the second consecutive year, the US Collegiate Development Boys Showcase Camp continues to draw aspiring collegiate rugby players from across the United States and the globe. This year’s international campers hailed from Argentina, Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. 

"The international coaches and players made the USCD camp a really great experience because they taught and played rugby in a different way than what I see at my club team,” said Luke Bienstock, a High School All-American wing and rising senior at Greenwich High School. “The rugby pitches, indoor field, and clubhouse [at Dartmouth] were amazing, and unlike anything I've seen at any [other] college program I've visited."

Using cutting-edge training methods and the latest equipment from Rhino Rugby, US Collegiate Development campers developed their rugby skills, fitness and IQ under coaches from America’s top academic and rugby-playing universities. This year's Royall Rugby Coaching Ambassadors included former internationals, retired professional players, and scouts and coaches from the Men’s Collegiate All-American staff.

"I was really impressed by how many great coaches attended the USCD camp,” added Bienstock. "They all brought different perspectives to the game and really advanced my knowledge of rugby."

That admiration ran along a two-way street, according to US Collegiate Development coach Gavin Hickie. 

“The whole USCD staff was really pleased with the rugby skills and acumen our athletes brought to camp, but we were even more impressed by the growth they exhibited here,” said Hickie, who is also head coach for the Collegiate All-Americans and Dartmouth College. “It was phenomenal to see how the campers’ confidence in their abilities grew by leaps and bounds in just four short days, and I certainly anticipate seeing many USCD alumni succeed at the collegiate level and beyond.”

Returning for 2015 was an array of top-up skill clinics, held before and after the main camp. Held in conjunction with partners including UR7s.com, Lineout Coach, Halfback Academy, and Jakl Academy, the clinics offered additional opportunities for campers to build on position-specific skills and techniques.

Student-athletes’ preparation for on-field success was followed by daily academic sessions courtesy of The Rugger’s Edge, the leading college athletic advisor for high school rugby players. During sessions led by Kitt Wagner Ruiz, a career educator and former US international, campers learned about finding the right university, standardized testing, and other facets of the college admissions process.

"Kitt was energetic and very open to our questions,” remarked Miles Kim, a inside center and rising senior at Piedmont High School (CA). "The academic sessions were helpful as a reminder of how intensive the college recruitment process is, and how much work you have to put into it.”

“It was a tremendously successful camp, and we’re very grateful to our partners Royall Rugby and Rhino Rugby USA for their essential role in enabling that success,” said Hickie. “We would also like to thank The Rugger’s Edge, Halfback Academy, Jakl Academy and the gentlemen at UR7s.com for their contributions this year, as well as all of the visiting coaches.”

With two consecutive sold-out camps and numerous graduates admitted to top universities, US Collegiate Development continues to pursue its goal of connecting committed athletes to collegiate coaches. Details of next year’s camp and skill clinics will be announced at a later date.

US Collegiate Development & UR7s Academy Reaffirm 2015 Camp Collaboration

Bing Guan

Additional Opportunities for International Student-Athletes to Study & Compete in America

May 21, 2015—Hanover, NH: For the second year running, US Collegiate Development will partner with the UK-based Ultimate Rugby Sevens (UR7s) Academy to offer student-athletes worldwide the opportunity to continue their education in America while playing top-level rugby. UR7s Academy coaches will bring their expertise to this summer's USCD Boys Showcase Camp and Alex Magleby 7s Clinic, to be held from June 28th-July 1st, 2015 at Dartmouth College.

"UR7s Academy is pleased to be extending our relationship with US Collegiate Development after an extremely successful first year at Dartmouth,” said Tom Burwell, UR7s Academy Director. "We were so taken by the program, the coaches, and the players themselves. It was a great week, we can't wait to be back again in June 2015.”

Assistant coach Ollie Clough, also returning for 2015, affirmed the sentiment. "It was fantastic to see up close the facilities of an American university and Dartmouth’s rugby club,” said Clough. "Meeting coaches from all walks of the sport across the USA [and] players from all over the world, and being able to compare that back to my own university experience was a real eye-opener. I can't wait to get back to coach and sample the joys that the Dartmouth campus brought me last year.” 

The renewed collaboration with UR7s follows the success of the 2014 Boys Showcase Camp, with the inaugural class of USCD graduates admitted to some of the country’s strongest academic and rugby-playing universities. "The evidence of the first year’s success is there for all to see,” said Burwell. “[Those] high school players have gone on to successfully apply to some of the best academic institutions in the world, with their rugby playing a huge part in that.” 

In addition to daily instruction from world-class rugby coaches, USCD student-athletes attend evening academic presentations by The Rugger’s Edge, a college admissions consultancy that shares USCD’s aim of connecting motivated rugby players with collegiate coaches. This year’s seminars, aimed at targeting and applying to US universities, will be led by college rugby advisor Kitt Wagner Ruiz, a former US national player.

US Collegiate Development's focus on preparing for the American collegiate experience has proven especially effective for international student-athletes, with USCD graduates from Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK all currently attending American universities. 

"College sport in the USA has a pull across the world,” explained Burwell. “The academic emphasis in the evenings at USCD really prepares the boys for the challenges of applying.”

USCD and the UR7s Academy’s strengthened partnership expands the global footprint of both organizations. While international players attending a USCD camp benefit from increased visibility to collegiate coaches and recruiters in the US, aspiring US-based high school players will receive opportunities to train overseas at the UR7s Academies, currently active on four continents.

"We are very fortunate to travel across the world with the UR7s Academy and witness firsthand the rapid growth of the sport, specifically in the 16-21 [age] bracket,” remarked Burwell. "Whether that's in Entebbe, Uganda or Hanover, New Hampshire, the same desire to learn is apparent and places the sport in corners that it perhaps was not a decade ago.”

By popular demand, 2015 will also see the return of the UR7s & Alex Magleby 7s Clinic. Led by former US national 7s captain and head coach Alex Magleby in conjunction with UR7s Academy coaches, the one-day clinic is open to players and coaches at the high school, collegiate and club levels, and aims to develop attendees’ 7s skills and strategies in time for the 2015 summer 7s season. Attending coaches are eligible to receive 10 Coach Professional Development Credits (PDCs) through USA Rugby. 

The 2015 Boys Showcase Camp will be held at Dartmouth College from June 28th to July 1st, with the UR7s & Alex Magleby 7s Clinic taking place on July 28th, 8am to 12pm. Additional skill- and position-specific top-up skill clinics will also be available. 

Registration details and additional information on the Boys Showcase camp can be found at the USCD website. To learn more about the UR7s Academy, visit UR7s.com. For press-related inquiries, please contact USCD Communications Manager Bing Guan.

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About US Collegiate Development & UR7s Academy

Launched in 2014, US Collegiate Development aims to develop productive relationships between athletes and their potential future coaches. USCD's programs evolved in response to a need for a more effective environment to assess, develop, and connect student-athletes with collegiate coaches. The USCD coaching staff's priority is to educate these student-athletes on US rugby opportunities at both the university and national age-grade levels.

Ultimate Rugby Sevens (UR7s) operates global academies in the UK, Africa, Asia and North America, with the goal of developing the next generation of rugby 7s Olympians. With additional interests in media, operations, commercial development and broadcast, UR7s seeks to drive the rapidly-growing game of rugby 7s forward at all levels and in every corner of the globe.

US Collegiate Development Renews Partnership with Rugger’s Edge for 2015

Bing Guan

Partnership to Continue Promoting Academic Excellence for Young Rugby Players

April 27, 2015—Hanover, NH: US Collegiate Development and The Rugger’s Edge will renew their partnership for 2015, once again partnering to assist young student-athletes in pursuing higher education while playing top-level collegiate rugby.

The extended collaboration follows the success of USCD’s inaugural Boys Showcase Camp at Dartmouth College, held in June 2014 in conjunction with The Rugger’s Edge. During the day, campers developed their rugby skills under the tutelage of coaches from America’s top academic & rugby universities, as well as staff from the High School & Collegiate All-American teams. In the evenings, USCD campers benefited from academic presentations by The Rugger’s Edge, aimed at preparing student-athletes for the college admissions process and what to expect once admitted. 

The formula proved highly effective, with the first class of USCD graduates admitted to a number of the country’s finest academic institutions and winningest collegiate rugby programs, including three Ivy League universities and five schools with national championship-winning rugby teams.

"We are happy to be renewing our relationship with US Collegiate Development and helping student-athletes find the best college for them,” said Karen Fong Donoghue, founder & president of The Rugger’s Edge. "While I am on maternity leave, I am leaving the Rugger's Edge guidance and curriculum in the capable hands of [College Rugby Advisor] Kitt Wagner Ruiz, who has over 10 years of experience working with high school students as both a high school teacher and as a rugby coach. Her rugby accolades are also second to none, having represented the USA at two recent World Cups, and I am confident she will be able to educate the players and the parents who attend the special parent seminar planned for them on July 1st."

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside so many wonderful coaches at the US Development Camp, helping young ruggers prepare for the next step in their lives,” affirmed Wagner Ruiz, a 7-year veteran of the US women’s national team. "Rugger’s Edge will be there every step of the way to assist these campers in finding the best fit college for them, both on and off the pitch.”

As during last year’s camp, The Rugger’s Edge will once again provide academic presentations aimed at preparing student-athletes for the collegiate experience, with topics including "Beginning the Colleage Search: How to Find the Best College Match" and "How to Write A Winning College Essay". A new addition to the 2015 camp will be an “Inside College Testing” seminar on June 29th, providing campers with current strategies and tips for campers to jump-start their preparation for standardized testing this fall. The session will be hosted by master tutor Sean Quinn of ArborBridge, the preferred test company of The Rugger's Edge, alongside Kitt Wagner Ruiz.

"As much as possible, we want all campers to be able to leave camp with not only the athletic tools to develop into fine collegiate players, but also understand the critical steps they need to take in their overall academic planning to set them up for success with all of their college applications,” remarked Fong Donoghue. 

US Collegiate Development hosts the 2015 Boys Showcase Camp June 28-July 1 at Dartmouth College. Top-up skill clinics will be available before and after the Showcase Camp.

Registration details and additional information on the Boys Showcase camp can be found at the USCD website. To learn more about college admissions in relation to athletic recruiting for rugby, visit The Rugger’s Edge website. For press-related inquiries, please contact USCD Communications Manager Bing Guan.

About US Collegiate Development & The Rugger's Edge

Launched in 2014, US Collegiate Development aims to develop productive relationships between athletes and their potential future coaches. USCD's programs evolved in response to a need for a more effective environment to assess, develop, and connect student-athletes with collegiate coaches. The USCD coaching staff's priority is to educate these student-athletes on US rugby opportunities at both the university and national age-grade levels.

The Rugger’s Edge works with the best colleges in the country to prepare material to help families find the perfect fit for their child. With an intimate knowledge of the landscape of US collegiate rugby and how athletic recruiting applies to college admissions, The Rugger’s Edge offers aspiring collegiate student-athletes sound advice to help reach the child’s goals and fulfill the family’s needs.

US COLLEGIATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES CAMP GRADUATES’ 2015 UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES

Alexander Magleby

38 University Rugby Teams to Benefit from Strong 2014 Camp Cohort

April 21, 2015—Hanover, NH: The inaugural class of US Collegiate Development graduates have received their first round of college acceptance letters, with student-athletes accepted to 38 distinguished colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

Student-athletes seeking to connect with college coaches from across the country attended the first-ever US Collegiate Development camp at Dartmouth College from June 23-26, 2014. There, USCD campers received world-class instruction on the rugby pitch by coaches from America’s top academic and rugby universities, while attending evening workshops preparing them for the college admissions process and what to expect after being accepted.

“I'll always be so blown away by the week I spent at the US Collegiate Development camp,” said Will Wilson, Wellington College No. 8, USCD camp stand-out, and recent admit to Oxford. “The willingness of everyone to learn and improve as a collective unit was something I'll never forget, and probably the biggest difference from life here in England. From a participant's point of view, the sole focus was on constant improvement, and that this view was reflected by all the coaches too was awesome. 

“On top of that, I couldn't imagine a more inspiring or ideal setting as Dartmouth. Everything from the food to the hospitality of the students to the pitches themselves was staggering. It's a real eye-opener and motivator for everyone at the camp.” 

Academically outstanding USCD graduates were admitted to eight of the U.S. News & World Report’s 25 top-ranked American universities, of which four - Harvard, Yale, Stanford & the University of Chicago - were ranked within the top 5 nationally. Overseas universities were also represented, with USCD graduates accepted to Oxford, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Victoria (British Columbia).

American universities with top rugby programs also looked favorably upon USCD graduates, who were accepted to five national championship-winning schools with ten collective national titles between them. Brigham Young (Varsity Cup), St. Mary’s (D1-A) and Central Florida (D1-AA) all won 15s national titles in 2014, while both Dartmouth and Arkansas State have previously captured back-to-back 7s titles (at the Collegiate Rugby Championship and Collegiate 7s National Championship, respectively).

US Collegiate Development hosts the 2015 Boys Showcase Camp June 28-July 1 at Dartmouth College. Top-up skill clinics will be available before and after the Showcase Camp. Coaches from top academic and rugby US universities will be present, as well as staff from the High School, Junior, and Collegiate All-American teams. 

Registration details and additional information on the Boys Showcase camp can be found at the USCD website. For press-related inquiries, please contact USCD Communications Manager Bing Guan.

US Collegiate Development Graduates' 2015 University Acceptances
Amherst | Arkansas State | Boston College | Boston University | BYU | Central Florida | Clemson | Dartmouth | Dayton | Emory | Fordham | George Washington | Georgetown | Harvard | Indiana | Iona | James Madison | Kutztown | Lehigh | Marquette | Middlebury | Notre Dame | NYU | Oregon | Oxford | Santa Clara | St. Bonaventure | St. Mary's | Stanford | Syracuse | Trinity College Dublin | Tuskegee | UMass Amherst | University of Victoria (BC) | University of Chicago | United States Military Academy | Xavier | Yale

About US Collegiate Development
Launched in 2014, US Collegiate Development LLC aims to develop productive relationships between athletes and their potential future coaches. USCD's programs evolved in response to a need for a more effective environment to assess, develop, and connect student-athletes with collegiate coaches. The USCD coaching staff's priority is to educate these student-athletes on US rugby opportunities at both the university and national age-grade levels.

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UR7s & US Collegiate Development Collaborate on Summer Programs

Alexander Magleby

Make Rugby 7s and College Education Opportunities Available to Young Players Worldwide

April 2, 2014—Hanover, NH: US Collegiate Development Camps and Ultimate Rugby 7s Academy in the United Kingdom today announced their joint partnership to enable young rugby players from outside of the United States to continue their education while playing top-level collegiate rugby in the US. In addition, the partnership will help give aspiring US-based high school players a chance to train overseas at the UR7s Academies...

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Partnership with Ruggers Edge to Promote Academic Excellence for Young Rugby Players

Alexander Magleby

US Collegiate Development Announces Partnership with Ruggers Edge
Partnership to Promote Academic Excellence for Young Rugby Players

April 1, 2014—Hanover, NH: US Collegiate Development Camps and The Ruggers Edge academic advisory group today announced their partnership to enable young rugby players to continue their education while playing top-level collegiate rugby. Their first joint camp will be held at Dartmouth College from Monday, June 23 to Thursday, June 26, 2014, and is available for boys age 14 to 19 of all ability levels who are committed to continually learning the game of rugby. Of greatest importance, each camper will have an opportunity to work with top collegiate coaches and meet one-on-one with The Ruggers Edge staff to help determine the right university for them and their family…

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