North American HS 7s
USA Rugby is unveiling a slightly new approach in its high performance pathway.
Part of that will be a verification process to officially recognize National Development Programs (NDPs) as part of its pathway.
The North American HS 7s has announced that the August NAHS 7s in Salt Lake City has been canceled.
Tournament Director Michael Cressler sent an email to participating teams saying that with states and provinces having different return-to-play timelines, it is impossible to have confidence in a full tournament this summer.
Longtime Atlantis Coach Biddy Boyle, who coaches with Delaware and Villanova, and has been involved in high-level coaching on the East Coast for many years, joins Alex Goff and Bruce McLane to talk select sides, coaching gurus, sevens, and the coronavirus hiatus.
So much to talk about.
The 2020 Tropical 7s event, slated for Orlando, Fla. April 10-11, has been canceled.
Following on with other cancelations throughout the country due to the COVID19 outbreak, this very large tournament needed teams to be notified, and it took some extra time to communicate with the 100s of teams involved.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy won the LA Invitational Boys Elite 7s, and also took home the Boys U16 title in competition at the LA Sevens weekend.
EIRA ran out two squads for the Boys Elite, a Red team and a Navy team. However, late injuries took a toll on the roster, and Head Coach Salty Thompson took 20 players to the tournament. More on that in a moment.