USA Sevens Rugby and the Clark County School District Team Up for
2016-2017 HSBC USA Sevens Adopt A Country Program Kick Off Event
Professional athletes and representatives from USA Sevens Rugby and the Nevada Youth Rugby Organization team up to teach Clark County School District (CCSD) representatives hands-on drills on the rugby field and share teaching certification strategies at the HSBC USA Sevens Adopt A County Kick Off.
Thursday, Nov. 10
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Charlie Frias Park
4801 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Rob Cornelius, United World Sports Vice President of Business Development
Vaha Esikia, USA Sevens and International Rugby Board Instructor and Educator
Eric Hunt, Nevada Youth Rugby Organization
Chris Lefler, Clark County School District teacher
Kelly Burton, USA Sevens Rugby, LLC Director of Community Outreach
DETAILS: For the seventh consecutive year, USA Sevens Rugby partners with Clark County School District (CCSD) to bring the HSBC USA Sevens Adopt A Country Program to Clark County schools. The program, which has seen a considerable increase in participation following the success of rugby sevens in the Rio Olympics, kicks off Thursday evening with an introduction for new teachers and a refresher for returning teachers.
Trainers will teach the Rookie Rugby flag rugby curriculum, instructing teachers on rugby skills, match rules, player safety and coaching techniques to implement into their physical education curriculum and after school flag rugby programs. In addition to physical drills, instructors will share best practices for coaching and how to encourage students to have fun and play safely.
Throughout the evening, program instructors, teachers, coaches and staff will incorporate World Rugby’s five core values into the curriculum: Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline and Respect.
Each participating CCSD school is paired with one nation competing in the 2017 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament, March 3 – 5, at Sam Boyd Stadium. The schools will incorporate their adopted countries into the classroom curriculum to promote ambassadorship, bringing international cultures, traditions, customs and languages to life. In the months leading up to the tournament, students will learn about their adopted nations through interactive lesson plans, including geography, history, language, art and physical education.
The USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament in Las Vegas is the fifth stop during the 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens World Series. The premier rugby tournament in North America, USA Sevens brings the best rugby players in the world, representing 16 nations, to Las Vegas to compete in 44 matches during the three-day tournament.
About United World Sports:
United World Sports (UWS) LLC hosts a dynamic line up of emerging sports properties and has quickly become the leader at delivering premier international sports properties to U.S. audiences. UWS’ flagship property is the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament held annually in Las Vegas. This exciting 16-nation, three-day tournament has become the largest attended rugby event in North America with more than 75,000 fans coming to Sam Boyd Stadium. Broadcast live on NBC Sports the tournament serves as the only U.S. stop on a nine-city world tour and reaches more than 400 million television households worldwide. Additional UWS properties include the Las Vegas Invitational, which occurs alongside the USA Sevens and is the largest participatory rugby tournament in the western hemisphere; the America’s Rugby Seven’s Cup; the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship (CRC); the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship and the Pro Soccer Challenge.
About USA Sevens Rugby:
The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fifth event out of ten in the HSBC Sevens World Series. Fans in attendance will see 16 international rugby sevens teams play 44 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival), Twitter (@USASevensRugby) and Instagram (@USASevensRugby).
Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven-minute halves with two-minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.