Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Summer Skills Camp

Join us for the New Zealand Rugby Youth Camp 2014


Coach Colin Cooper – Current New Zealand Maori All Blacks Head Coach, Former Hurricanes Super 15s Head Coach, and current Taranaki ITM Cup Provincial Head Coach.

Coach Jono Phillips – Former Hurricanes Super 15s specialist coach, and former coaching staff of Scotland Rugby, current Taranaki ITM Cup Provincial specialist and Academy coach.

Coach NeMani Delaibatiki - Current ASU Red Wolves Head Coach

*Other Guest Coaches:

  • Bringing the flare of Southern Hemisphere Rugby to the USA
  • Reading the game better and building rugby intuition.
  • Dynamic approach to basic skills such as passing, catching, tackling, rucking and kicking
  • Unit-specific skills such as scrumming and lineout techniques as well as backline play
  • Strength and conditioning techniques
  • Diet, nutrition and recovery guidelines

  • Check-In, What to Bring?...

    Check in & Check out

    First Day Check In: 

    • Wednesday, June 11th at approximately 2:00pm
    • Arkansas State Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road  State University (Jonesboro) AR 72467.
    • 1st floor main entrance (Look for the signs)

      Last Day Pick Up:  

      • Saturday, June 14th at approximately 12:00 p.m.
      • Student Union - 101 N. Caraway Road  State University (Jonesboro) AR 72467.

        What to Bring to Camp

        • Rugby Shorts
        • Rugby Socks
        • Rugby Boots
        • Running Shoes
        • Mouth guard
        • Headgear (Optional)
        • Bring Sleeping Bag and Pillow for room
        • Toiletry Items and towels

      • Registration and Payment Information

        How to Register & Pay

        Post Cheques to - ASU Treasurers Office, PO Box 2640, State University, AR 72467,  indicate ASU Rugby Youth Camp on cheque.

        Credit / Debit Card payment - call the ASU Cashiers Office directly at 870-972-3847 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, to pay over the phone. If you pay over the phone, please give them this FOAP number so they can allocate your payment for the camp. FOAP Number = 110000-410501-1500.

        Forms: Please email astaterugbycamp@gmail.com for the 3 forms to be emailed to you. This is MANDATORY for all participants. After you receive the forms from our email, you scan all the forms and email them back to the astaterugbycamp@gmail.com, or you can also mail it to "ASU RUGBY CAMP, P.O. Box 479, State University, Arkansas 72467"

        The 3 FORMS that will be emailed to you are: 1. Camp Release Form     2. Medical Form    3. Camp Registration Form. Fill them in and get em back to us ASAP.

        Once the forms are completed, mailed in and completed,  we can track your registration process and plan accordingly. We will send follow-up emails with updated information as needed. You can also email - astaterugbycamp@gmail.com for questions pertaining to camp.

      • Additional Information

        Additional Information

        On the first day of camp all participants will be provided with a training tech t-shirt along with a cotton Arkansas State rugby camp t-shirt. Tech training shirts provided will be worn during training sessions and will be laundered by the coaching staff at the end of each day.

        Campers will be provided with meals each day the camp. Day one will only be dinner as check in will be during the afternoon period. We ask that the participants eat lunch before checking in. Day two and three campers will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The final day participants will be treated to breakfast and lunch as check out will be at 12:00pm.

        North park Quads

        All campers will be staying the North park Quads. North Park accommodates 836 students in five separate residential buildings.  It also includes a Community Building with a laundry, kitchen, meeting rooms, and administrative offices. Students live in four bedroom two bath suites. Each suite includes a living room and kitchenette. Bedrooms and living rooms are furnished.  The five buildings are reserved for students with at least one year of college experience.  North park Quads are located between the Baptist Campus Ministry and the Convocation Center.

        All dorms will have 24 hour adult supervision, one staff member for every ten campers in addition to dorm staff.

      • Coaching and Camp Staff

        Coaching Staff:

        1. Coach Colin Copper
        2. Coach Jono Phillips
        3. Coach NeMani Delaibatiki (Mani)
        4. Other Guest Coaches......
        5. Current ASU Rugby players as volunteers