High-Performance rugby, strength, conditioning, speed and agility programs for rugby players aspiring to be part of the USA Rugby National Teams, college rugby and professional clubs, domestic and international.
Facilities include Sacramento, Irvine and San Clemente (Nov 2020) and South Africa (2022).
We have an exclusive partnership with the Rhinos Sports School to offer our student-athletes a daily program (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm) of academics and training, to prepare athletes for success in high-school, college and life. Classes range from CA Core Curriculum to Functional Sports Health, Personal Development, Personal Finance 1 and more.
Our training focuses on goal-oriented programs with constant progress tracking and adjustment
Improve your individual rugby skills with our high-performance comprehensive curriculum designed by our elite coaching staff.
We focus on all aspects of the game, from offense and defense to position-specific work. The program is built to constantly challenge you to improve your rugby performance via feedback from our internationally accredited team and step-by-step video instructions that help you master your skill.
Being an exceptional rugby player requires excellent skills, as well as deep knowledge of the game. These will give you the edge over your peers and make the game a lot more fun. Our “Rugby IQ” curriculum includes video analysis, opportunities to practice your ability to make the right decisions under pressure, improves your understanding of various aspects of game strategies, helps you learn and understand the laws of the game and how to use them to your team’s advantage, and group discussions on various Rugby IQ topics.
Our S&C curriculum is designed to help players perform and sustain a high-level of game play through the entire game. Players progress through phases of periodization built for different levels of strength and conditioning, and adjusted based on individual progress. We use monitoring and tracking tools such as heart monitor, body metrics, block testing etc. With access to professional training environment and state-of-the-art equipment, our athletes have all the tools to be high-performance players on the field and in the gym.
In the land of competition, speed is king.
Being able to move fast, swift and with precision is of key importance to outpace and outsmart your opponents, as well as making the right decisions fast.
We develop players speed and agility through optimal speed mechanics, plyometrics, max velocity, balance, acceleration and multi-directional speed training, while applying these components in various game-related situations.
Rugby in College
Navigate the college landscape with our Academy’s mentorship, evaluation, college prep, portfolio production and connection with college coaches. We will be there with you to make the most of your opportunities as you prepare for the next step in your academic and athletic journey.
It’s not just about rugby. Our most important goal is the well-rounded development of our athletes as people.
Rugby can offer many opportunities and pathways, and we are here to help you achieve your goals.
USA National Teams
College Rugby (and access to scholarships)
Professional Clubs (domestic and international)
Top Football High-School Programs in US
Our Academy’s coaches guide athletes through the journey of identifying their goals and what it takes to achieve them.
Whether it is about earning a spot in the National Team, being awarded a rugby scholarship, attending an Ivy League college, becoming a world-class professional player, our team has the tools to help our athletes through self-reflection, mentorship and specific milestones to have the best shot at achieving these goals.
In partnership with Arete7 Academy and the Rhinos Sports School, our student-athletes spend weekly time on self-reflection, understanding and developing personal values, learning how to be part of a team, developing their skills of planning, execution and focus and bringing it all into the team unity.
At the Academy, it is all about achieving individual significance, and helping the team become better on and off the field.
Our goal is to minimize time off the field and optimize on field performance by maximizing player health. We use proactive measures such as proper nutrition, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, as well as tracking and maintaining hydration and sleep levels. Our team is constantly monitoring player wellness to maintain sustainable training programs with optimal performance, and regularly incorporates injury prevention programs in the daily training.
Not located near a Rhinos Training Center? No problem. Our remote online training program is designed to improve your rugby performance through our specialized online curriculum designed by our high-performance coaches. We use engaging videos, live discussions and assignments among the tools to help you advance your rugby skills & IQ as well as your strength and conditioning and speed & agility performance.
Our players improve if our coaches improve. We constantly learn from the best in the field and adjust our training programs to stay competitive and relevant.
We bring together like-minded high-performance athletes aspiring to earn a spot in the USA National Teams and domestic and international professional clubs teams. With “residence” and “non-residence” programs, we develop all the attributes and qualities of a professional rugby player within a disciplined structure that includes training, competition, mentorship, optimal performance and academics.
The Academy supports local and national clubs with rugby and S&C curriculum, session planning for pre-season, in-season and off-season, coaches clinics and mentorship, and selection to Academy’s domestic and international tournaments.
For NorCal and SoCal clubs, we also provide access to our state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment.
Do you want to be 100% better football player? Play rugby!
Safe and effective tackling techniques, dynamic footwork, improved spacial awareness, effective run blocking, better ball catching techniques, and faster decision-making abilities are just some of the areas where rugby helps make football players 100% better.
A Rugby Sevens League for football clubs, to help young football players become more athletic, learn and improve safe tackling techniques, improve spacial awareness, speed and decision-making on the field.
Organized and run by the Rhinos Rugby Academy.
U8 – U14 boys and girls.