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Southern California Youth Rugby and Next Phase Rugby Announce Special Partnership

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Southern California Youth Rugby and Next Phase Rugby Announce Special Partnership

Next Phase Rugby and SoCal Youth will also run a series of information sessions.

Orange County, Calif.—Southern California Youth Rugby has joined forces with Next Phase Rugby to support the thousands of SoCal youth in their move beyond high school and club play towards collegiate rugby.

Next Phase Rugby—nextphaserugby.com— is rugby’s sole recruiting app which creates a conversation between the athlete and college rugby coaches across the United States. SoCal Youth Rugby athletes playing in the 2023 High School Season will have the opportunity for premium access into the Next Phase recruiting spotlight.

In order for SoCal athletes to learn firsthand about the college game, Next Phase and SoCal Youth Rugby are debuting the “SoCal Next Phase College Tour Series.”

The first series is geared towards women on October 8 hosted at UCLA and October 15 at Claremont College. UCLA and Claremont coaching staff and their athletes will lead tactical clinics in the morning, a lunch discussion, and fun barbarians tournament in the afternoon.

On October 12, the participants will join an evening online session with Greg Stelluti, Next Phase President and Alex Goff of Goff Rugby Report to learn how best to present themselves in the recruiting process and to learn about the women’s collegiate game from their expert eye.

“SoCal is the nation’s largest youth organization and known for their elite rugby players. We are excited to showcase the on field talents, the rugby character, and the academic strength amongst Southern California athletes,” shared Stelluti.

“It is an honor to spotlight in concert with Next Phase the breadth and depth of the Southern California talent pool to the nation’s colleges and universities,” said Valory Reed, Executive Director of Southern California Youth Rugby.

For further information on the SoCal Next Phase College Tour Series, the recruiting partnership, and future events, please contact Valory Reed at valory@socalyouth.rugby and Greg Stelluti at greg@nextphaserugby.com.

About Next Phase Rugby

Next Phase Rugby is an online platform that connects student athletes with college programs allowing for unprecedented opportunities for players and teams. Through our platform, we help rugby players find suitable schools to reach their potential in the classroom and on the rugby pitch. We enable coaches to promote their programs and identify players who positively contribute to their institutions and rugby teams. The Next Phase college database includes hundreds of men’s and women’s teams across all collegiate divisions.

About SoCal Youth Rugby

Southern California Youth Rugby is the US Youth & High School’s State Youth Rugby Organization for Southern California spanning nine counties from San Luis Obispo to south San Diego and all areas east. The community spirit of rugby, safety, introduction and development are the pillars for growing the game amongst our thousands of SoCal Youth Rugby athletes, families, clubs and high schools. SoCal Youth Rugby -- the nation’s hotbed of youth rugby.