GRR: Major League Rugby
DALLAS --- Major League Rugby has announced the launching of its Grassroots Development Incentive.
Teams in MLR will be rewarded with additional salary cap room for implementing youth rugby initiatives.
Westport, Conn. — A talent showcase for players declared for the Major League Rugby draft will be held on August 7 at Staples HS in Westport, Conn.
The Rugby Showcase is not an official MLR event, but it does have the league's blessing. Instead, what amounts to a Pro Day for collegiate rugby players will be presented by High Performance Management Group.
College coaches at the HS National Championships to recruit? That makes sense. But Major League Rugby? Yes, maybe.
Coaches from Penn State, Central Washington, Marian, Iowa Central, Regis, Arkansas State, Arizona, and many more were seen at HS Nationals, talking to coaches and letting players know they were around.
The Major League Rugby Draft is coming back, and will be held Thursday, August 19.
The Draft received a great deal of attention last year as it was instituted, but its execution was iffy and usefulness debatable.
The NOLA Gold MLR team is holding a series of three-day High-Performance Developmental Camps focusing on skill improvement and core fundamentals.
Players who attend will be coached by MLR coaches, former national team staff, and current MLR players.