RugbyPA Player of the Month

RugbyPA Player of the Month – Joie Krahling, Downingtown Rugby Club.

Joie’s passion for rugby started in the 7th grade when her science teacher, who is also the coach for Downingtown Girls Rugby Club, encouraged her to try out rugby. She has now been playing for 5 years now and just graduated from Downingtown East High School.

Joie was RugbyPA’s All State Varsity Girls MVP at the recent Regional All Star Tournament, Challenge Cup in Pittsburgh and her stand out performances has seen her included in this years USA Rugby Stars and Stripes Camp in Colorado with All State team mates Anne Marie Reed and Paige Krahling.

Joie Krahling pictured with RugbyPA All State Varsity Girls Coaches Tony DeRemer and Kevin Castner.

Joie Krahling pictured with RugbyPA All State Varsity Girls Coaches Tony DeRemer and Kevin Castner.

“My dream is to one day be a USA Women’s Eagle. I definitely wouldn’t be the player I am today without the support and encouragement of all the coaches and players that I have worked with over the years.”

RugbyPA HS Boys Sevens Clinic


Specific to high school boys sevens players, the RugbyPA Sevens Clinic will focus on the development of performance critical areas in sevens and the application of individual skills in a team-like environment with elite level coaching. Learn to play the ‘RugbyPA’ way, promoting fun, developing players to make decisions and encouraging them to utilize their individual creativity.

When – Monday July 14th

Time – 5.30-7.30

Where – La Salle College High School,
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038,

Cost: FREE


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Referee Payments Cleanup for Spring 2014

A number of referees have indicated that they were either underpaid or unpaid for refereeing matches for the Spring 2014 season.  Rugby PA is taking steps to avoid this problem in the future, but affected referees should complete this form (link below too).  You will receive an email response (either confirming that payment has been sent or citing specific reasons why not) within 1 business day.  Also, you can request payment via PayPal using the form – which should further expedite payment.

Again, Rugby PA apologizes for the inconvenience and we’re taking steps to correct it in the future so that payment is made promptly after referees officiate matches.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we resolve these issues.

RugbyPA Girls Summer Academy 2014

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Girls Summer Academy 2014

Specific to high school girls players, the RugbyPA Girls Summer Academy will focus on the development of performance critical areas in rugby and the application of individual skills in a team-like environment with elite level coaching. Learn to play the ‘RugbyPA’ way, promoting fun, developing players to make decisions and encouraging them to utilize their individual creativity.

Skills Developed: Evasive running and agility, tackle technique, situational awareness, ball handling in contact and decision making.


When: Monday July 21st to Thursday July 24th 4.45pm-8.00pm

Where: Rustin High School. 1100 S Shiloh Rd, West Chester, PA 19382

Who can attend: U19 girls. MUST be registered from Spring 2014 season.

Cost: $40 Cost includes RugbyPA Summer Development Academy T-shirt.


Thanks RugbyPA

Academy Director – James English,

East Stroudsburg Rugby Camp

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DATE: June 22, 2014

RE: 13th Annual- East Stroudsburg Rugby Player Development Camp July 8th-13th, Tuesday to Sunday

CONTACT: Kevin Castner, Camp Director, 570-460-2626,

7s Camp:  July 8-10 

15s Camp:  July 10-13

Combined Camp:  July 8-13 

 EAST STROUDSBURG, PA- In its eleventh year and running from July 8th through July 13th, the East Stroudsburg Rugby Player Development Camp is pleased to continue both its 7s and 15s camps.  Registration is open and includes junior high students, as well as high school and college males and females.  Air conditioned housing is also being offered!

The camp is once more being sponsored by Rugby Imports (, avid provider of authentic rugby gear, apparel, and team-wear.

The camp continues a revered tradition of promoting the sport of rugby and educating young rugby athletes with a curriculum designed to expose participants to higher levels of coaching.   This fosters the development of both individual and team skills as taught by the camp’s exceptional staff including USA Rugby certified coaches, National Team coaches, athletes, and instructors.

Benefits that campers will receive include: an official Camp Jersey & T-shirt, sessions on the Predator Training Machine, instruction by USA Rugby’s best Coaches and Instructors, a complete Player Profile Evaluation, an opportunity to measure him/herself against other players in their region and be evaluated by National level coaches for possible higher honors, college advisement, position-specific work/unit & team skills, and access to certified athletic trainers.

Also, teams who attend the camp together will benefit from team-building opportunities. Players will be able to work on individual growth as well as strategies to help the squad work together as an effective unit.  The player development camp is a great way to bring teammates together in a learning environment to gain essential success skills. Team discounts are available.

The comprehensive schedule includes “skills & drills”, chalkboard work, video analysis, and meals culminating with scrimmages observed by family and friends.

The camp will be held at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania on July 8-13th.  Further details, registration information, fees, etc. can be found at the camp website: or by contacting Camp Director, Kevin Castner, or 570-460-2626.

Warriors for Heroes Rugby


The National Guard Rugby Team will battle local all stars The Philadelphia Rugby Sevens team at Penn’s Class of 23 Arena on Saturday, June 28 at 3 p.m. Don’t miss all the hard-hitting action in this first annual Warrior for Heroes match! Also part of the day’s action is the first High School Rugby Showcase game with Archmere Academy taking on 2014 RugbyPA State Finalists St’ Joe’s Prep.

Fans are reminded that admission is included with football game ticket purchase.

5th Annual Flag Rugby Camp

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The Downingtown Rugby Football Club will sponsor the 5th Annual Downingtown Flag Rugby Camp on Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 24 to July 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hickory Park in Upper Uwchlan Township. The camp is open to boys and girls age 11 and under. No previous rugby experience is necessary. Flag Rugby is a fun way for youths to get a first introduction to the sport of rugby. The co-ed, non-contact form of rugby uses flags. Skills, including running, kicking, passing, space strategy, and teamwork will be developed. There is a cost per child, with a discount for each additional sibling. For more information, contact Sue Bokovitz at Registration forms at

Atlantis 7′s

Atlantis 7s Rugby Camp, Malvern, PA

Atlantis Youth in Vegas

9:00am – 3:00pm Mon June 23rd through Wed June 25th

Atlantis Rugby Corporation, in cooperation with Malvern Prep Rugby, is running a 3-day boys Atlantis 7s rugby camp June 23-25. Atlantis 7s is a team and a philosophy, dedicated to improving the level of sevens in the US by providing high performance camps in conjunction with both domestic and international tours.

Players attending the camp will be selected and ranked into the Atlantis player pool for participation in upcoming tournaments in Cape Fear (Wilmington, NC) and Las Vegas, NV.

We are proud of our 28-year tradition providing players the opportunity to train and perform at an elite level. Boasting over 185 capped U.S. Eagles (the most recent being Carlin Isles), we continue to recruit, identify, and develop 7s rugby players for the future of U.S. Rugby.

The Atlantis U19 Program

Our U19 program, now only 10 months old, has already competed against the U.S. national team in Las Vegas and has several players graduating on to Division 1A and Varsity Cup Level Collegiate sides. Coaches and selectors at our upcoming camp will be developing individual’s skills for the upcoming summer season, looking to identify players to fill the squad for our summer tour to Cape Fear July 3-6, and begin identifying players for future tours.

Whether you’re new to the game and are looking to make an impact this summer or an experienced player prepping to compete for a ACRC Level Collegiate squad, Atlantis 7s will improve your game and help you get to the next level.

Sign up for the 3-day camp at Malvern Prep today »