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Cal Maritime Vallejo California 
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Vallejo, CA 94590

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USA International Rugby Academy Fall 2013

High School Players Course



A Welcome Message from USAIRA Directors Paul Keeler and Eugene Mountjoy:

The USA International Rugby Academy High School Player's Course, founded 2013, is the cornerstone of our development program. Our goal is to attract, recruit & develop America’s best young rugby talent by providing an effective development continuum, high quality competition and first class qualified coaches.
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 International Rugby. At USAIRA, we value attitude, commitment, integrity, and honesty as highly as we do rugby ability. We have assembled an experienced team of coaches, technical experts and support staff who all specialize in player development. In the program, particular focus is paid to core skills and game awareness but also includes physiology, sports psychology, nutrition and personal development.


About the Course

The USAIRA High School Player's Course is for players 14-20 who have the ability and/or the desire to progress to higher levels of rugby.  After participating in the fall course select players will be invited to participate in our Nor Cal all star academy team.  Selection will place a player into a personal development program that is geared primarily to ensuring that his capacities and abilities as a player are maximized. These players will be mentored by our top coaches, and will also be learning from current and former International rugby players. They will also have dedicated training sessions once a week where core skills, game awareness, video analysis and personal development are highlighted.

This course has the full support and encouragement of the HS All American Coaching staff, some of whom will be making guest coaching appearances.  We will be working closely with the HSAA coaches to maximize every academy players potential for national selection honors.  To this end, specific details and coordinated action plans  will be provided. These will include the necessary mental, physical, tactical, and technical skills needed for success.  


Press Release - San Francisco, CA – October 6, 2013

USA INTERNATIONAL RUGBY ACADEMYANNOUNCES Fall High School Player's Course 2013 at Cal Maritime in Vallejo, Ca

The USA International Rugby Academy announces that Fall Course 2013 will commence its Sunday November 10th registration and intake session. Who Should Attend The USA International Rugby Academy is designed for students entering grades eight through twelve next fall(ages 14-20). Recent High school graduates are also eligible to enroll.

About the Academy

The USAIRA accommodates various age groups and 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 program features a high-quality staff of instructors and will also have guest coaches from top colleges and teams.

Enrollment is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The sessions take place   Sundays from November 10- Jan 22, with a start time of 9am. The trainings are at Cal Maritime in Vallejo. Academy Highlights Interaction with Professional Coaches: 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.

Typical Session Schedule (subject to change):

9:00am - Meeting and video review

9:25am - Clinic - Rugby specific movement to include: Speed, Agility & Quickness Strength & Conditioning

10:00am - Training (Rugby Field)

11:00am-Positional work

11:25am Recovery and regeneration


A positive attitude

Rugby shorts

Rugby boots

Rugby socks

Running shoes

Mouth guard Headgear (optional)Water Bottle

All registrants will receive:

  • Academy T shirt, Hat,  and cinch Bag
  • Academy training top 
  • Training Ball
  • Water Bottle
  • World Rugby Shop coupon code
  • Academy binder and curriculum and training materials

The fee is $425.00 for hours of intensive instruction.  If four players from the same club register($1700.00) together a fifth player is FREE!

Register before October 17th and receive a rebate of $50 Dollars per player!!!

Register Now!

The staff includes:

Paul Keeler- Academy Director

  • Santa Clara University Head coach
  • 3x Rugby Super League finalist  Head Coach with SFGG
  • Former USA A Head Coach
  • IRB level 3 Certified
  • International Rugby Academy of New Zealand High Performance Course graduate


Eugene Mountjoy

  • Santa Clara University  coach
  • Former Rugby Super League Head Coach with Boston RFC
  • Former USA A Forwards Coach
  • IRB level 3 Certified
  • International Rugby Academy of New Zealand High Performance Course graduate

Moses Similai

Norcal u-16 Coach


Former USA Eagles:

Jone Naqica

Mose Timoteo

Guest Coaches

Salty Thomson- USA HS All American Head Coach

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be received in writing by mail, e-mail, or fax. Full refunds will be made for cancellations received at least fifteen days before the first session. For purposes of a refund, the postmark of the cancellation letter or the date stamp from the fax machine will determine the date received. There will not be any refunds for those need opt out or to illness or injury.