COVID-19 IS NOW A GLOBAL PANDEMIC
We have closed our facilities to the general public temporarily, effective March 13 2020, but our Remote Training program is live. Stay healthy and let’s work together to get through these challenging times.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU EVERY DAY

Join Billy Nicholas, Director of Rugby USA SCHOOLS and his team of superb coaches, Hope Rogers, Amy Talei Bonte, Nene Persinger, Chris Erasmus, Justin Benn, Nate Augspurger, Nick Boyer, Eddie Van Rooyen and Garann Kriek, for every day remote program of rugby, strength, conditioning and speed.

USA
SCHOOLS
by RHINOS RUGBY ACADEMY
USA SCHOOLS XV ™ & USA SCHOOLS SEVENS ™
PATHWAY TO TRAIN AND COMPETE AS A TIER 1 RUGBY PLAYER

Compete as part of the "USA Schools" teams, selected by Rhinos Academy, at various international tournaments such as the prestigious World Schools Festivals in South Africa and the Youth Rugby Festival in Portugal.

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TOURNAMENTS

(Click on each event for information)

USA

28febAll Day29LA Invitational SevensU8 - U18 Boys & Girls & MenLos Angeles, CALIFORNIA

SOUTH AFRICA

24marAll Day29World Schools Festival 15s - CancelledU19 Elite BoysPretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

PORTUGAL

04aprAll Day05Youth Rugby Festival - CancelledU17 Boys & U19 Girls Lisbon, PORTUGAL

USA

10aprAll Day11Tropical 7s (NAHS Series)U18 Boys & Girls EliteOrlando ,FLORIDA

TIDE SCHEDULE (TRY-OUTS)

(Click on each event for information. Try-outs for USA SCHOOLS and Rhinos Academy teams)

07mar(mar 7)8:00 am08(mar 8)11:00 amUSA SCHOOLS Training: BoysU17 - U19 BoysSacramento, CALIFORNIA

08mar8:30 am4:00 pmTIDE: Denver, COU14 – U20 Boys & GirlsDenver, COLORADO

18apr8:30 am4:00 pmTIDE: Memphis, TNU14 – U20 Boys & GirlsMemphis, TN

16may8:30 am4:00 pmTIDE: Salt Lake City, UTU14 – U20 Boys & GirlsSalt Lake City, UTAH

OUR PROGRAMS

8– 14 YRS OLD
JUNIOR RUGBY
PROGRAM

“FUNdamentals” as well as “Learn to Play and Practice” rugby skills and IQ phases (fun, safety, basic skills and understanding of the game ...

U16 – U18 BOYS AND GIRLS
HIGH-SCHOOL
RUGBY PROGRAM

“Learn to Execute Under Pressure” rugby skills and IQ phase (learn to execute performance rugby skills under pressure, and in competition ...

BOYS AND GIRLS
U20 RUGBY
PROGRAM

“Learn to Adapt” rugby skills and IQ phase (learn to adjust to various match conditions, including change of strategy ...

MEN AND WOMEN
PRO RUGBY
PROGRAM

“Elite” rugby skills and IQ phase (train and compete consistently at the highest level of rugby performance while always ...

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ACADEMY SERVICES
Our programs focus on goal-oriented training with constant progress tracking and adjustment.
They are centered around strong core values that build confidence and self-assuredness. The Academy also places great emphasis on the academic success of its student-athletes, with the goal of getting to college and through college on athletic scholarships.maintenance of websites. In the production and maintenance of websites.
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TRAINING RECORDS

HIGH-SCHOOL RHINOS CIRCUIT

BOYS

NAME DESCRIPTION LOCATION
Blake Gilbert Curve (1.5 miles) – Work Capacity (6 rounds) – Row (2,200 meters) – Tire Roll (6 rounds) Irvine

SCORE:

45.5

GIRLS

NAME DESCRIPTION LOCATION
Solana Fleming Curve (1.0 miles) – Work Capacity (4 rounds) – Row (1,800 meters) – Tire Roll (4 rounds) Irvine

SCORE:

38.5

WHO IS
RHINOS ACADEMY

Andreea Trufasu

Chief Executive Officer

Co-owner and CEO of the Rhinos Academy.

Derek Nellmapius

President

Founder and co-owner of Rhinos Academy, Derek was born in South Africa and played rugby for Wanderers 1st Division Club in Johannesburg.

Billy Nicholas

Billy Nicholas

Head of USA SCHOOLS
Justin Benn

Justin Benn

USA SCHOOLS and Regional Academy Coach

Overseeing SoCal region

Chris Erasmus

Chris Erasmus

USA SCHOOLS and Regional Academy Coach

Overseeing Sacramento and NorCal region.

Hope Rogers

USA SCHOOLS and Regional Academy Coach

Overseeing Sacramento and NorCal Region.

Amy Talei Bonte

USA SCHOOLS and Regional Academy Coach

Overseeing NorCal region

Nick Boyer

Regional Academy Coach

Overseeing Denver area

Nene Persinger

Regional Academy Coach

Overseeing Midwest

LET’S TALK

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If you are a player new to our Academy, please fill out your information here.