2015 Atlantis Camp at Surfside Sevens
Atlantis US Sevens Rugby™ in cooperation with Surfside Sevens, held an open high school camp attended by more than 80 participants, both boys and girls, in Stone Harbor on the New Jersey shore.
The camp took place on Friday July 17; most of the players participated for various teams at the Surfside Sevens on July 18-19. Our goal was to instruct players in various aspects of the sevens game for their individual improvement as well as get a chance to observe players with potential for advancement on the rugby ladder.
Coaches for the camp were Biddy Boyle, Jack Foley, Emil Signes, Omar Rivera, Sean Robinson, George Betzler, and Joe Dabulas. Also working at the camp were Stacy Foley, Donna Boyle, Keith McLean, Stephen Siano, and the Surfside staff.
Participants were timed in a 40-yard dash, and were then broken into small groups for stations comprising attack in the open field, defense in the open field, securing and disrupting the ball at the tackle, scrums, lineouts, and kickoffs. Brandon Boone had the fastest time in the 40-yard dash.
High School Elites Shine at Surfside
Following the Surfside Sevens tournament (high school boys' elite champion: Maryland Exiles Black, high school boys' champion: West Chester, and high school girls' champion: Doylestown), the coaches selected a pair of "All Star" teams to compete in a final match called Surfside High School Boys Sevens Showcase Match.
Given the amount of rugby that was played over the weekend and that there was no chance to practice at all, the quality of the game was remarkably highly skilled. The format was: two 10-minute halves, two squads of 14 with rolling subs. The final score was All Star Teal 26 over All Star Black 10.
Alex Schlager, Atlantis
Tim Zeidman, Atlantis
Aaron McCastle, Bula Boys
Noah Niumataiwalu, Bula Boys
Mark Dombroski, Bula Boys
Rakeim Pitt, Carolina United
Brigham Decker, Conestoga
Jack McLean, Conestoga
Dondre Ross, Conestoga
Vince Iacobone, Doylestown
John Rizzo, LaSalle Chicago Campus
Jake Rice, West Chester
Liam McCauley, Wilmington Colts
James Lyons, Maryland Exiles Black
Brandon Boone, Atlantis
Peter Jean, Conestoga
Sam Devine, Doylestown
Bryce Stanback, Greenwich
Luke Bienstock, Greenwich
Louis Grassie, Greenwich
Connor Bercik, Greenwich
Joe Freeman, MD Exiles Black
D'Amonte Noble, MD Exiles Black
Aaron Gray, MD Exiles Black
Royall Jones, NJ Blaze
Kevin Trotter, NJ Blaze
Jack Deporti, Ridge
James Jacques, West Chester
The Atlantis coaches and selectors will use this camp, and the Surfside Sevens Tournament, to make selections for the Servevi 7's U-19 Boys' High School Tournament (8/12 to 8/15/15, Glendale, CO) and the Atlantis Cuban Tour (U-19 girls/ U-19 boys) (11/4 to 11/9/15). Atlantis will have another camp September 27, 2015 in Wilmington, DE.
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