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Atlantis to Hold ID Camp for Boys, Girls

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Atlantis to Hold ID Camp for Boys, Girls

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The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 9AM to 3PM.

The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced players alike and is open to any player registered with USA Rugby.

Emil Signes, Jack Foley, Chris Ryan, Biddy Boyle, Kate Flanagan, Josie Ziluca, and the Atlantis Rugby Corporation Selectors will be evaluating players to possibly participate for Atlantis High School teams participating in tournaments in the Tropical 7s and NAI 7s, as well as tours with the ​North American Lions 7s team.

The September 11 camp will be an evaluation process by the Atlantis selectors for the Atlantis High School U18 Boys, U18 Girls, the Atlantis High School U16 Boys, the U16 Girls, U14 Boys, and U14 Girls.

Players selected to play for Atlantis will be eligible to play for the North American Lions Boys and Girls international travel side in 2023 as well.

Camp Location (check-in begins at 8:30AM)
Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W Park Dr. 
Wilmington, DE 19803

To Register Go Here>> 

Atlantis Rugby 

The Atlantis men’s first tournament was the April 1986 Harvard Sevens, in which they were runners-up, and the women first played at the 1992 Benidorm Sevens (Spain), which they won. 

In over 35 years of existence over 250 Atlantis squads have played in over 160 tournaments in 32 different countries. In February 2015, at just one tournament – the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI)— Atlantis fielded 10 squads.

Begun in 1986 as an Eastern US venture (short for “Atlantic Sevens”) Atlantis quickly became a nationwide enterprise. In 2014, the program added High School Boys and High School Girls teams.

Atlantis has multifaceted goals. One of the most important is to develop promising players and improve their level of 7’ rugby play by mixing them with more experienced and accomplished players.

When invited to top-level international tournaments, Atlantis assembles teams representing the very best the US has to offer. They have also included accomplished players from other countries. Besides helping us succeed on the field, they can have an important role in developing less-experienced players and helping them achieve success.

Atlantis has implemented a program of camps and clinics to be able to develop players in a controlled environment under the tutelage of excellent and experienced coaches.

Atlantis Teachers and Coaches

Atlantis founder and "Emperor" Emil Signes, a 2015 inductee into the US Rugby Hall of Fame, was US National Men's Sevens Coach from 1987-90. During this time the USA men had a winning record and won the Hong Kong Plate in 1988. He was the first-ever USA National Women's Sevens Coach and served from 1996-2005. The team went 57-19-4 (4-time runners-up to New Zealand in Hong Kong) during his tenure.

Emil has coached the majority of the Atlantis teams, complemented by more than 40 extremely well-qualified coaches, including 18 current or former national team, national age-grade, and  Olympic Development coaches.