Tuesday, September 21, 2010

San Francisco Rugby Academy announces its Fall 2010 course dates

San Francisco - The San Francisco Rugby Academy (SFRA) is designed for students enrolled in grades eight through twelve (ages 14-19). Recent High school graduates are also eligible to enroll. The SFRA accommodates various skill levels to include beginners, and is designed to help players develop fundamental skills for playing more effectively as individuals and team members. Emphasis is placed on individual and positional skills as well as team skills and concepts. The camp features a high-quality staff of instructors and will also have guest coaches from top colleges and teams.

The trainings are at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club and their facility on Treasure Island. Academy Highlights Interaction with Professional Coaches and a number of USA National Team players Skills development: evasive running, passing, tackling, contact skills Specialty clinics: kicking, lineout throws, scrum-half passing Film study and individual analysis of play Individual player evaluation and feedback Flexibility, strength training, and conditioning programs sports psychology.

"Our approach is unique we are looking to set a pathway to prepare players for higher levels of rugby such as age grade and collegiate rugby," states Academy founder Paul Keeler.
Enrollment is limited to 50 players, and early registration is encouraged as the Academy is filling up fast and halfway to enrollment. The sessions take place every Sunday from October 17th - Jan 5th, 9 am - 12 pm. The San Francisco Rugby Academy founded in 2008, by San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club (SFGG RC), is the cornerstone of their development program.

We provide our young players with an environment in which they can grow, express themselves both personally and professionally and realize their dream of playing collegiate and Super League and International Rugby. At SFRA, we value attitude, commitment, integrity, and honesty as highly as we do rugby ability.

For more information please go to our website at

Sharon Lovell, Communications
(415) 547-0631


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