Youth Conference Lineup Finalized

Youth Conference Lineup Finalized

2011 Youth Conference Lineup Announced
The final agenda for the USA Rugby 2011 Youth Conference on the Game sponsored by World Rugby Shop has been announced.  Based on the lineup, this isn’t one to be missed.  A highlight of the Conference will be the roll-out of USA Rugby’s new “Rookie Rugby 7s” program which is an introduction to youth contact rugby.  The conference will be held in Carmel, Indiana on January 21-23.


The 2011 YCOG will kick off with a welcome address from USA Rugby CEO, former England international, and London Wasps Hall of Famer, Nigel Melville followed by the launch of Rookie Rugby 7s.  Melville will also present on the future of rugby in the United States and how USA Rugby is preparing for unprecedented participation rates.


The 2011 YCOG will provide ample professional development opportunities for coaches, referees, and administrators involved in youth and high school rugby throughout the country.


“We are thrilled with this year’s agenda because it offers a myriad of opportunities for individuals to learn about important topics that can directly apply to their own organizations and teams,” said USA Rugby’s Youth Development Manager, Erin Kennedy.


Sessions include: Monetizing Rugby; Engage the Community: Parent and Volunteer Groups; Community Rugby Activation and Recruitment: Southern California Case Study; Growing Girls Rugby; Ruck and Continuity (led by former pro and USA international, Luke Gross); and many more incredible sessions.


The Conference doesn’t just focus on coaches and administrators.  Referees can gain a lot from attending the conference as well.  USA Rugby Referee Development Director, Ed Todd, will facilitate a session on Referee Engagement and discuss how to referee the introduction of contact in Rookie Rugby 7s.


CEUs for Coaches
Coaches will have the opportunity to receive up to 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending this year’s YCOG.  The agenda features two High School coaching courses and the launch of Rookie Rugby 7s for coaches and referees.


USA Rugby is thrilled to announce the sponsors for the 2011 YCOG:
World Rugby Shop – Title Sponsor
Canterbury of New Zealand - Welcome Reception Sponsor
Holy Moly Strap - Lunch Sponsor


The 2011 YCOG will feature an exhibitor area for business and organizations to display their product throughout the conference.  This is a great opportunity to showcase products to the American rugby community.


Exhibitors for the 2011 YCOG include:
Rugby Magazine
Packdown Scrumsleds
Holy Moly Strap
World Rugby Shop
Rugby Indiana
Positive Coaching Alliance


To register for the 2011 YCOG, see the entire YCOG agenda or to learn how your company can become an exhibitor visit


For more information:
Erin Kennedy | Youth Development Manager | USA Rugby | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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