Try Rugby USA was a capacity-building program for coaches, clubs and players designed to bring together, develop the skills, and inspire the US rugby community to build sustainable pathways to introduce the sport and its values to youth. Try Rugby was co-created and launched internationally by the British Council and Premiership Rugby in 2012 and achieved tremendous impact in supporting the growth of the game around the world.
Professionals player, ex-international coaches, Academy coaches and Community coaches from the Aviva Premiership Rugby Clubs visited the United States for 16 days to support this program.
Hosted by British Council USA, Friends of the British Council USA and USA Rugby geographical unions and state-based rugby organizations, the coaches were joined on the road by coaches from US-based Tiger Rugby. Together they delivered a range of coach education sessions, coaching clinics for schools, universities, clubs, and youth programs, and linked with existing rugby based social projects like Play Rugby USA.
Activities took place in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC and Texas.
Coach Education Sessions
Coach education sessions, open to all rugby coaches, took place in Newark, New Jersey and Houston, Texas. See photos from education sessions and here and here, and see photos from our friendly rugby matches in Washington, DC and New York City.