HIGH PERFORMANCE
RUGBY
IN USA

Rhinos Rugby Academy Is The Leading High-Performance Academy in USA With Comprehensive Multi-Level Training, Camps and Domestic and International Tournaments.

Speed Mechanics and Training, Injury Assessment, Injury Prevention and Rehab programs.

USA
SCHOOLS
by RHINOS RUGBY ACADEMY
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

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29decAll Day05janWorld Youth Rugby Festival 15s - IrvineU10 - U20 Boys & GirlsIrvine, CALIFORNIA

18jan(jan 18)10:00 am19(jan 19)5:00 pmUCLA Dennis Storer Classic - Los AngelesU16 & U18 Boys (Combined)Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

24marAll Day28World Schools Festival - South AfricaU19 Elite BoysPretoria, South Africa

04aprAll Day05Youth Rugby Festival - PortugalU15/17 Boys & U15/U19 Girls Lisbon, PORTUGAL

TIDE CAMPS

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12oct10:00 am5:00 pmTIDE: Irvine (CA)U12 – U20 Boys & GirlsIrvine, CALIFORNIA

26oct10:00 am5:00 pmTIDE: Sacramento (CA)U12 – U20 Boys & GirlsSacramento, CALIFORNIA

09nov10:00 am5:00 pmTIDE: Irvine (CA)U12 – U20 Boys & GirlsIrvine, CALIFORNIA

10nov10:00 am5:00 pmTIDE: Austin (TX)U12 – U20 Boys & GirlsAustin, TEXAS

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

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.

Andreea Trufasu

Head of Technology, Marketing & Operations

Co-owner of the Rhinos Academy, Andreea runs the technology, operations, and marketing departments.

Marshel Gleason

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Marshel passionately oversees the strength & conditioning progress of our Academy youth.

Lucious Smith

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lucious "Lou", an LA Rams Legend, brings top Speed & Agility and Strength experience, having competed at the highest level in NFL.

Iulian Franciuc

Head of Design

Iulian brings inspiration and creativity to lead our design department.

Mason Pedersen

Rugby Coach

Squad member for the Austin Herd MLR professional team.

Nick Boyer

Rugby Coach

David Musa

Speed & Functional Movement Coach

Brendan Purcell

Facility Supervisor

Shannon Brager

Rhinos School Teacher

Mandy Moussavi

Rhinos School Teacher

Priscilla Law Aquino

HR Generalist

Travis Burton

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Misael Martinez

Logistics Supports

Mark Portnoy

Logistics Support

Adriana LaShelle

Operations & Marketing Associate

Barbara Linares

Academy Administrator