Article originally posted via The Runner Sports
by Jason Graves
One of the requirements identified by Major League Rugby is for their clubs to have an academy system as some form of development pipeline and the Glendale Raptors are leading the way in terms of development. With an academy system already in place and a pathway system complete with a U20 squad, the Raptors are the example for others to follow.
Beginning with their youth program, Glendale offers after-school introduction programs for ages 5 to 9, summer co-ed flag rugby for ages 5 to 12, indoor winter rugby for ages 5 to 14, and the full contact Try League for ages 5 to 14, which runs concurrent to the USA Rugby Spring Season. Continue reading on THE RUNNER SPORTS…