SPORT SHORTS

The USA Rugby Academy, powered by Serevi, has announced Rutgers Women’s Rugby will host one of the four 2015 High Performance Resident Camps from July 19-23. The Girls & Boys High School camp will identify the region’s top players and provide a specific development pathway to the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams. Working alongside USA Rugby, Serevi will run the Rutgers-based resident camp, providing the nation’s top young rugby players and cross-over athletes with a unique, five-day immersive training experience to build on- and off-field skills. U.S. National Team and Serevi Rugby coaches will participate throughout the program to help identify young men and women for additional development and future national team consideration.

“The Resident Camp experience allows for players to be immersed in a national team training environment at the top notch Rutgers Women’s Rugby facilities, learning what it takes on and off the field to compete at the highest level,” said Emilie Bydwell, Serevi’s Director of the USA Rugby Academy in a prepared statement. “By adding new locations and new features to the camp this year, we’re ensuring we continually improve the experience for our most promising athletes.”

The 2015 Resident Camps will emphasize skill development, unit skills, situational awareness and decision-making. In addition to on-field instruction, Resident Camps uniquely offer athletes strength and conditioning, game analysis, nutrition, mental skills and college advisement. More information on the USA Rugby Academy camp at Rutgers, including application, is available at serevirugby.com/HSreseast.

The new Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) has announced the Sun National Bank Center will host the fifth week of the Arena Lacrosse League Showcase Tour starting Aug. 17 and finishing with a feature Showcase Game Aug. 22.

The New Jersey All-Stars will play host to the Arena League All-Stars in what the league bills as a Showcase Game of players who will play in the league when it launches its inaugural season in the summer of 2016.

Tickets for the Aug. 22 Showcase Game start at just $15 and are on sale now online at www.ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the Sun National Bank Center box office.

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