April 20, 2017—Hanover, NH: US Collegiate Development and The Rugger’s Edge will renew their partnership for 2017, once again partnering to assist young student-athletes from across the world in pursuing higher education while playing top-level collegiate rugby.
The extended collaboration follows the success of the USCDBoys Showcase Camp at Dartmouth College, which began in June 2014 and has run annually since 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 has proven highly effective, with the first three classes of USCD graduates admitted to a number of the country’s finest academic institutions and winningest collegiate rugby programs, including a number Ivy League universities and schools with national championship-winning rugby teams alongside schools that now span across the country.
"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.
"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 whilst also supporting parents at the end of camp seminar”
"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 in previous camps, The Rugger’s Edge will once again provide academic presentations aimed at preparing student-athletes for the collegiate experience, with topics including "Beginning the College Search: How to Find the Best College Match" and "How to Write A Winning College Essay".
"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 2017 Boys Showcase Camp June 25-28th at Dartmouth College. Top-up skill clinics will be available before Showcase Camp including the world renowned UR7s Academy.
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.