The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open tryouts for all male players aged 18 and over with the New England Academy (Boston) on Saturday, May 10 at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA, check-in at 11.30am. The Empire (New York) Academy tryouts will follow on Sunday, May 11th at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in at 10.30am.
Players must be pre-registered and the combine will include both standardized athletic testing and live scrimmages. Coaches from both Academies will attend both combines to assess all athletes, with invitations to participate in the Academy program to follow shortly.
The mission of the Northeast Combined ODA, is to identify, develop and prepare regional rugby players to challenge for places in the USA Men’s National 7’s squad and the USA Olympic team for the Rio games in 2016. The Empire and New England ODA’s will compete as a combined Northeast team in the various elite tournaments to be held in Philadelphia (May), Houston (June), New York (July), Limerick, Twickenham and Glendale (August), and Las Vegas (February 2015).
Players accepted into the Academy will train and compete with their home club 2 nights per week and the Academy one night. Access to professional training and development will be provided with personalized seasonal conditioning and nutritional plans along with the highest level of staff and guest coaches.
Saturday, May 10th
Pine Banks Park
Sunday, May 11th
Baker Field, Columbia University
New York, NY
REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED.