Commitment to Growing the Rugby Community
For Immediate Release:
May 13th, 2021
Marietta, GA- Rugby ATL’s commitment to growing the game at the grassroots level leads to a new USA Rugby Member benefit.
Over the past two years, Rugby ATL has traveled across the Southeast developing the rugby community at the grassroots level.
Rugby ATL and the Atlanta PAL are working to provide higher education and individual development opportunities through rugby.
Alongside their partners, Rugby ATL assisted in the development of over 3,000 youth rugby players from 5-19 years of age. 45% of these players identify as female, with 83% from an ethnic minority, and 80% from under-resourced communities. Rugby ATL is proud to know these initiatives have positively empowered more youth in our community through rugby.
At the collegiate level, 57 different University student-athletes, 14 collegiate coaches, 17 Columbian International coaches, and players participated in various business seminars, leadership training, or rugby development interactives. Knowing community growth through rugby begins with leadership, supporting the development of current and aspiring leaders is paramount to the overall sustainability of the sport.
Currently, there are 13 members of Rugby ATL who have represented the United States on the men’s & women’s international stage. Each one of them will tell you that the experience, characteristics, and values developed through this sport, have made them successful enough to represent their country internationally, graduate from college, and have helped accomplish their highest goals.
Now, any and all currently registered USA Rugby players, coaches, referees, and admin can redeem a $5 ticket to any Rugby ATL home matches with proof of an active USA Rugby Membership.
“We want to encourage players, coaches, and referees across the Union to come to the game, learn from the opportunity, but most of all, enjoy the rugby experience. This isn’t just about the Southeast, but an opportunity for us to help grow the game across the country and spread the tremendous values that come from within the rugby community,” said Rugby ATL Owner, Marcus Calloway.
That is in essence, the commitment of accountability from Rugby ATL’s leadership to the community, the continuous development of self-sustaining leaders.
To learn more about how Rugby ATL is developing self-sustaining leaders in the community through sport, or to get involved, please visit our website. rugbyatl.rugby
Member benefit tickets are on sale now!
Get yours today and become a USA Eagle tomorrow!
Use code “USA2021” when reserving tickets to redeem.
Next Home Game:
Saturday, May 15
8:00 PM ET
The Rugby Network
Leadership Development Partners:
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
Rugby ATL Expands Capacity to 50%
As the local Cobb County government continues to make vaccinations available and with Major League Rugby events being outdoors, Rugby ATL will increase their ticket availability for their game on Saturday, May 15th.
All the existing health and safety measures at “The Snake Pit” will remain in place. Measures include strong encouragement of face-covering unless actively eating or drinking in your ticketed seat, cashless concessions, mobile ticketing, and ordering.
Revisions to the 50% seating capacity and the other health and safety measures will continue to be monitored as more information becomes available.
Tickets for all remaining 2021 games, beginning with Saturday, May 15th, are currently available at rugbyatl.rugby/tickets
Saturday, May 15th Details:
Rugby ATL vs. New England Free Jacks
8 PM EST
The Snake Pit
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.
As former collegiate coaches, Coach Lawrence and Coach Gericke both have a great understanding of what collegiate players need to get ready for their respective seasons, as well as what these young men will need to move through the pathway to the MLR. Together, they created a program designed as a primer to the upcoming spring season, focused on developing the skills that players must possess, the traditional roles of their positions that they must be effective at performing, and increasing the baseline of their strength and conditioning levels for the beginning of their season.
During the camp, players will work in direct contact with the coaches to create their own Individual Development Plan (IDP) for the camp, participate in film sessions on themselves to learn about their habits and how they can improve, and review their progress in camp in their IDP, in order to clearly address their growth and their intent to move forward, both into their next season and in their careers.
The goal of this camp is to offer everything we can as a resource to USA Rugby’s best talent, so out of all the applicants who send in their rugby resume for consideration, only three players per position will be selected to attend the camp. In order to optimize a resume, Coach Lawrence offers some sage advice, in both to urge potential campers to be tangible in your examples, and to know your superpower: have an understanding of what gets you selected every week, and be mindful to make sure that your superpower is an early highlight of your CV.
To apply now for a chance to be selected for our Pre-Season Preparation Readiness Camp, follow the directions on our link here: https://rugbyatl.rugby/product/winter-camp/
For more information on our organization, our camps, or our staff, you can email us at [email protected], visit us online at rugbyatl.rugby, or follow us on our social media handles @RugbyATL and @404rugby.
Atlanta, Georgia – 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.’ For Chance, a graphic designer and visual artist, creating ‘The RATLER,’ entailed conceptualizing, sketching, and then painting a twenty-foot tall rattlesnake on our gym wall at headquarters. As our lead graphic designer, Ryan was the catalyst for our new graphic imagery. Through their combined artistic talents, they have given life to a new era here at Rugby ATL.
Together the group unveiled a couplet of content, which involved an image of ‘The RATLER’ itself along with an anatomy of the logo, that provided creative insight into the thought put into our most recent evolution: on its creation, its characteristics, how it develops our identity.
As we continue to create better and brighter content, we have the incredible opportunity to champion our grassroots. Our revamped ‘RATLER’ merchandise is currently being sold online, through our strategic partnership with the Wear Your Roots clothing collection. For more information, and to make your purchases online, check out our website rugbyatl.rugby, and be sure to stay on the lookout for our next episode of ‘The RATL Roundup.’