Rugby ATL Squad Continues to Grow Through Shelter-In-Place

Jun 16, 2020 | Blog, News

With social distancing orders still in effect, our players at Rugby ATL are doing their part.

Organized by our Director of Athlete Performance Matt Dallow, many of our now home-based players have been training individually for the past three months. Though the current circumstance is unusual, the process of training, despite working from home, has been standardized. 

The group has been using technology to record daily check-ins, to follow prescribed workout plans, and to track weekly progress. For most of the team, the first few weeks of the quarantine were confined to bodyweight exercises, or using whatever home equipment was available to each individual, before an opportunity for our players staying in the 404 to come in and take some weights away in advance of Georgia’s shelter-at-home order.

Now, in mid-June, with select business sectors granted reopening, players that have stayed in the Atlanta area are again able to attend gym sessions at our headquarters, as coaching and staff resumed taking all possible precautions against any potential spread of the disease. 

Setting group limits, washing hands, phones, keys before and after the workouts, isolating the cardio bay and lifting platforms, and cleaning down equipment after use are all a part of the new daily process to take part in provisional organized team workouts.

In congruence with our physical well being, mental health awareness and improvement is also at the forefront of our effort to Push the PACE. Our players have access to support systems, through the daily check-ins and interactions with trainers, to ask for help if necessary. Players and coaches have weekly virtual meetings: to review gameplay, discuss strategy and technique, and gain information on a variety of topics, like nutrition choices and financial planning.

It’s been almost 3 months since the MLR season’s cancellation on March 19th, but that hasn’t stopped the Rugby ATL players and staff. By practicing social distancing, we do our part to flatten the curve, and by staying disciplined to living our core values, we continue to #PushThePACE.


‘The RATL Roundup’ Launches Collegiate Readiness Camp in Fourteenth Episode

‘The RATL Roundup’ Launches Collegiate Readiness Camp in Fourteenth Episode

Atlanta, Georgia – On September 6th, 2020, Rugby ATL released our fourteenth episode of ‘The RATL Roundup,’ announcing the creation of our “Pre-Season Readiness Camp” for collegiate players, which will happen here at Rugby ATL HQ in Marietta, GA, from December 11-22. Head Coach Scott Lawrence and 404 Academy Assistant Coach Neets Gericke sat down at the island in HQ to talk through the plans for our next big investment in the driven American players who will #PushThePACE for their club in 2021.
To apply now for a chance to be selected for our Pre-Season Preparation Readiness Camp, follow the directions on our link here:

New ‘The RATLER’ Logo Unveiled in Episode Thirteen of ‘The RATL Roundup’

New ‘The RATLER’ Logo Unveiled in Episode Thirteen of ‘The RATL Roundup’

On August 9th, for the thirteenth episode of ‘The RATL Roundup,’ we had the immense pleasure of being able to sit down and speak with players Chance Wenglewski and Ryan Britain, for their pivotal roles in creating our new logo, ‘The RATLER.’ Through their combined artistic talents, they have given life to a new era here at Rugby ATL.