Individual Testing & Development Rugby Sevens Camp

2013 Atlantis Camp
Oct 6 2013 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls, Collegiate and U23 Men and Women. The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced player alike and is open to any male or female player registered with USA Rugby.

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Camp Organizers

  • Hosted by University of Delaware Women's Rugby
  • Atlantis Rugby Corporation Head Coach – Emil Signes
  • Atlantis Rugby Corporation Selectors

Camp Date and Location

Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE -- Sunday Oct 6th 2013 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
GPS Address: 2025 East Park Drive, Wilmington, DE

Open Camp Agenda

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM – Sign in and registration
9:00 PM to 5:00 PM - A) 40 meter sprint B) Yo-Yo testing - The coaching staff will review, discuss and demonstrate basic 7s principles including:

  • Attack in the open field
  • Individual skills
  • Defense in the open field
  • Ball Handling
  • Kick-offs and 22 drop-out kick-offs
  • Contact Defense
  • Lineouts
  • Sidestep
  • Scrums
  • Switch/Double Switch
  • Penalty kicks
  • Swivel Move
  • Sevens language
  • Decisions Under Pressure
  • Rucking
  • Pull Out and Pocket
  • Game Situations
  • Individual skills








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Atlantis Rugby Corporation Coaches/Organizers

  • Julie McCoy – Currently USA Olympic Development Coach and Recruiter, Former USA Women’s 7s Head Coach, Former South Men’s 7s All-Star Head Coach. Former Atlantis Select Side Coach and Player, Former USA Women’s 7s player
  • “Salty” Thompson – USA Rugby High School All-American Head Coach, Former Atlantis Select Side Coach and Player.
  • Emil Signes -  Internationally respected rugby coach; former Men’s and Women’s USA 7s Head Coach; Head Coach Atlantis 7s Select Side; Head Coach of Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Men’s Championship 7s Team 1999;Former Men’s 7s Collegiate All-Star Coach; Former Princeton Women’s Head Coach.
  • Biddy Boyle - Atlantis Sevens Rugby Select Side Coach and former Atlantis Sevens player; Former MARFU Men’s 7s All-Star assistant and Head Coach 2004 to 2012.
  • Chris Ryan - Atlantis Sevens Rugby Select Side Coach and former Atlantis Sevens player; former USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Assistant Coach; Head Coach Schuylkill River Men’s Sevens Rugby Team; Presently Head Coach Princeton University Women’s Rugby Team.
  • Dana Creager – Current East Coast Regional Olympic Development Program Coach and Recruiter, Currently Head Coach NOVA’s Women’s 7s Team (2nd place at Nationals 2013), Head Coach MARFU Women’s 7s Team (2013 national champions), Currently UVA 7s Coach, Former USA Women’s 7s player, Former Atlantis Select Side player
  • Jack Foley - Current Head Coach of the Atlantis Rugby High School Boys 7s Team, Currently Head Coach, Pennsylvania High School Boys All-Star 7s Team, Former Head Coach, EPRU High School Boys All-Star 7’s team, Currently Head Coach, Malvern Preparatory School Boys Rugby Team, Former Head Coach, Keystone Women’s Rugby Club, Former Head Coach, Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Club, Former member of the Philadelphia Whitemarsh Mens Rugby 7s Club Championship 1999, Former Atlantis Rugby player, Former USA Rugby Men’s 7s Player Pool
  • Bob Weir - Current Head Coach Philadelphia Womens Rugby Team, Current Atlantis Coach, Founding President of the Delaware Rugby Foundation, Former MARFU Women's Head Coach, Former Head Coach Wilmington Men RFC, Former Head Coach U-19 Wilmington Colts, Former Head Coach Delaware U-19 Boys Select Side, Former Head Coach Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Super League squad, Former Head Coach Middletown High School Boys
  • Phil Bolton - Current Atlantis Rugby High School Boys Sevens Coach, Current Atlantis Player, Former USA Rugby Collegiate All-American, Current Saint Ignatius Sevens Rugby Head Coach (2013 Ohio State HS Boys Sevens Champion)

Selectors to Choose One Male, One Female Athlete

This year’s camp Atlantis Rugby Corporation Selectors will be picking one male player and female player over the age of 18 to participate on the Atlantis Men’s (confirmed) and Atlantis Women’s (confirmed) teams at the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) and USA 7s January 2014 or Touring Atlantis Select Side Team (Details to follow). We will also be looking to pick a boys and girls high school “teams” to represent Atlantis Rugby Corporation at the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) and USA 7s Tournament. The Atlantis high school boys team is confirmed.

Presently, the  Atlantis high school girls team is tentative the Las Vegas Invitational for 2014 (Details to follow).

Julie McCoy

Atlantis Rugby Corporation is honored to have the USA Rugby Olympic Development and Recruiter Julie McCoy to participate and evaluate our future potential USA Olympians.

Salty Thompson

Back by popular demand Salty Thompson - Salty is looking for male high school rugby players to represent the USA Rugby High School All-American 7s Team for 2014 at the LVI and USA 7s Tournament.

Crossover Athletes

Crossover athletes and coaches welcome (C.I.P.P instructions to follow) The individual must be C.I.P.P. with USA Rugby and have personal insurance. Any player under the age of 18 must have written permission by his parents and/or Guardian. Each individual player must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Form ("Waiver and Release"). Each player/coach must sign a Waiver and Media/Picture Release Form.

Cost: $95 per individual player registration fee (Pre-Registered players will be provided a free t-shirt)

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Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE
 - From I-95 North or South
 - Take exit 8B Concord Pike/West Chester
 - Turn left on Foulk Rd (SR-261 S)
 - Turn left on W Park Dr
 - Arrive at 2025 East Park Drive, Wilmington, DE


 - $3.00 in state license plates (Delaware)
 - $6.00 out of state license plates
 - Please pay parking fee’s the Park Rangers will give out tickets

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Event Location

Alapocas Run State Park