- Glendale, CO. – USA Rugby High Performance Pathways (HPP) has today announced eight newly verified National Development Programs (NDPs).
- As an officially recognized Nation Development Program, each program has demonstrated the ability to offer an ongoing sports development program for athletes between the ages of 12 and 25. Programs seek to improve players’ and coaches’ capability to compete for places in college rugby, elite club rugby, professional rugby, and/or USA Rugby National Team programs. All organizations are independently operated, function as a supplement to the club environment and collaborate with the union’s High Performance Pathways department.
- The announcement comes after a robust vetting process which has confirmed that the following programs meet the benchmarks set out by USA Rugby HPP:
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