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3 Rugby Tips and Videos: Stabilizing Strength Exercises
Rugby Tip of the Month – At Home Strength Exercises I’m extremely grateful for Coach Ed Cosner sharing some Tight 5 wisdom for last month’s segment, but this month I want to show some love to the real work horses around the pitch: numbers 6, 7, 8, 12 and... Read more
How do you prepare for game day?
Rugby Tip of the Month – So how do you prepare for game day? As a high school athlete preparing to take the next step into college rugby, one of the biggest challenges I hear from college coaches is having new players show up unable to manage themselves without... Read more
Are You Fit? Take this Quick Fitness Test
Are You Fit? Here’s a quick and easy (well) way to find out. Get outdoors and take this 5-minute quick fitness test. An area that players can take ownership of, is their fitness. So, how can you tell if you are fit? Take  this quick fitness test! SportStars INSIDER,... Read more
Rugby Chat with Coach Carlson, Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby Champions Women’s College Rugby in the U.S. is expanding at a rapid clip. As a result there are close to 20 teams who have gone NCAA (NIRA) and more to come! Therefore many prospective students and families have lots of... Read more
Be Recruited by a College Coach. 3 Ways to Stand Out
High School Rugby Tournaments, as well as camps and clinics, are continuing to grow as the best places to be recruited by a college rugby (or other sport) coach. Top tournaments attract the cream of the crop. Meaning a big chunk of the nation’s top talent can be found... Read more
Back 3 (Wings & Fullbacks) We are kicking off a monthly series that will highlight exercises aimed at benefiting specific positions on the field. These position specific exercises are not exclusive to just one position. Certain of them can especially help specific positions improve areas where they are most... Read more
How to Choose a Summer Rugby Camp
I know we are in the middle of winter, but before you know it, summer will be upon us! With so many amazing rugby camps now being offered (with many selling out quickly!), it is becoming more important to look ahead and plan for your child’s summer rugby camp experiences.... Read more
Common Sense College Recruiting Guidelines
My College Recruiting Guidelines will help you with what you need to look out for in terms of red flags of unacceptable behaviors. As more college programs are able to recruit in the traditional sense, I want to make students and parents aware of the conduct that is expected.... Read more
How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation
GET RECOMMENDED. GET RECRUITED. You are probably still considering all your options and trying to nail down which colleges and programs to apply to, so now is the time to get your letters of recommendation in line. With the application season quickly approaching it is both helpful and advantageous... Read more
What You Need to Know About Head Injury
Rugby is a contact sport – we all know it, and while we all do as much as we can to prevent head injury, each year I come across students who have had a concussion (or two). And unfortunately, not only do head injuries affect the ability of a... Read more
Key is to Work on Your Explosiveness and Power
You often hear “speed kills…” …and if you caught any of the World Cup 7s in San Francisco, you know this is especially true. Watch these videos featuring the best tries in rugby, these from the RWC7s. Rugby is a game of stops and starts, and therefore, not only is... Read more
Rugby, A Battle of the Fittest: 3 Fitness Drills
Before we get started on this month’s blog about Rugby, a battle of the fittest, a huge round of applause to our USA Rugby Eagles Men’s team. The Eagles defeated Scotland in June, marking the first time the US has beat a Tier 1 country in 94 years. The Eagles... Read more