One of the biggest questions we hear is, ‘why hasn’t rugby picked up in the US’ or ‘what makes rugby so big in other countries but not here?’. One of the main reasons is the lack of access to high performance resources and professionals to help lead the way.
The most sought after, but limited rugby performance resources is customized strength and conditioning periodization, or programming specifically for rugby players. Once you join the Athlete Collective, you’ll receive immediate support from a team of rugby-specific professionals. You’ll be thoroughly interviewed including a needs analysis, which is a profile that assesses you as a rugby-specific athlete including questionnaires, current training environment and overall fitness status, professional goals, injury history, physical and psychological obstacles, and any contraindications. We not only create tailored programs to fit athlete’s needs but we walk you through the entire process and then hold you accountable with weekly check-ins. Customized programs include everything from warm-ups and pre-hab movements, to plyometric and agility drills, to speed, strength, power and endurance exercises, to mobility and recovery.
In addition to the lack of high performance resources, US rugby players generally have less access to watch and learn from the pros, shorter training seasons and fewer opportunities to participate in youth rugby academies, so they have to make up for lost time compared to other rugby countries. The Athlete Collective provides the first comprehensive platform in the US to provide rugby athletes with the best support possible by buffering the lack of services.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to step up your game and bring US rugby to the world stage!