Over 300 boys HS players were in elite-level winter camps over the Christmas break.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy had 252 players in camp, while USA Rugby has 82 U18 and Rising Junior All American players in camp at the same time.
That's 334 athletes at elite-level camps at the same time.
Who are they? We can tell you. Look at the lists below:
The Boys HS All American/U18 winter camp finished off with a win and a tie over Canadian opposition to finish off the camp games with a 3-0-1 record.
USA Blue took on Canada White and dominated, winning 33-0.
The USA and Canada boys U18 teams will face off in two clashes today, December 28.
To start off the holiday tour, Canada White will take on USA Red with kick off at 1:00pm PT/ 4:00pm ET on December 28th before Canada Red faces off against USA Blue at 3:00pm PT/ 6:00pm ET.
The teams also play December 31
CHULA VISTA, CA. - Dates and a location have been set for USA Rugby's Girls and Boys High School All-American (HSAA) winter camps, hosted at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Assemblies will take place from Dec. 27-31 on the Girls side and Dec. 26-31 on the Boys side, with invitations for both sent this September.
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Brendan Keane has been appointed as the new Director for the USA Rugby Boys High School All-American XVs, the organization announced today.
LAFAYETTE, CO. – The USA Girls’ and Boys’ U18 7s programs will compete in the USA Futures 7s competition during the 45th annual CAN-AM Rugby Tournament at Saranac Lake Placid July 27-29. Taking place in the host region of two Olympic Winter Games (1932 & 1980) and a U.S.
After the recent article on FloRugby about how Salty Thompson got an award, but maybe won't have as much to do with the HS All Americans going forward (in part because the HSAA team will be less active), we wanted to look at players who have gone through the Thompson system and have been capped by the USA.
Some notes from the Boys HS All American Winter Camp.
The HS All Americans defeated Ontario's U19s Thursday evening at the University of Guelph northwest of Hamilton and southwest of Toronto.
It was a wet evening in Guelph. It rained hard until kickoff and while the rain eased off, it was still there during the game and made for some handling errors by both teams.
The Boys HS All Americans are on tour in Ontario hoping to repeat their two-game sweep of the Blues in 2016.
The lineups for Thursday's game is here. The teams play again on Saturday.
Goff Rugby Report caught up with USA High School All American Head Coach Salty Thompson and Assistant Michael Engelbrecht, who also works with the U20s, as they scouted at the Rocky Mountain Challenge.
The High School All Americans finished last in the European U18 Championships, losing to Canada 13-12 in the final game of the tournament.
France won the tournament, with Georgia 2nd, Japan 3rd, Portugal 4th, Spain 5th, and Belgium 6th.