The Glendale Raptor Rugby Academy is a full service academy designed to promote and grow the game of rugby through a comprehensive program for players of all ages. The academy provides beginning youth programs for children under 14 as an introduction to the game and an opportunity to plant the seeds of skill development, respect for self, team mates, opponents, the referee and the game itself. It is an opportunity to lay the foundation for future skill and knowledge based growth and development, both on the field of play and off.
The high school and high performance programs build on the foundation as we continue to refine our rugby intelligence. These programs introduced higher level competition and increase the pressure situation that they young athlete will eventually face in the adult or high performance environments. Coaching instructing programs compliments the academy’s goals by promoting coach development to continue the supply of well qualified coaches to serve as mentors and leaders for future player development.
Youth Rugby Development
The Glendale Raptors Rugby Academy Youth Development Program offer players the individualized coaching needed to improve a child’s skill-set and rugby I.Q. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert coaching, constructive drills, and fun game situation activities. Players will have the opportunity to acquire a full range of skills needed to develop a complete understanding of rugby. Players will conclude the program with a greater confidence and passion for the game.
The Glendale Raptor Rugby Academy instruction programs are about helping players and coaches to improve their performance and reach their full potential. Our intent is to provide ongoing benefits to the high performance coaches who participate in the program. Our goal is to provide opportunities to help players fine-tune skills as well as coaches in their efforts to develop the next generation of American players.
High Performance Rugby
The Glendale Raptors Rugby High Performance Program is an integrated support service for young elite players managed by professional staff. The program aims to provide a complete and robust development route that monitors and assesses training and playing commitments of academy players to insure that the players’ full potential is achieved. The objective is to prepare and develop players to compete in a world-class standard in international rugby by fulfilling and following objectives.