2018 High School Combine
Men's Houston SaberCats Rugby Combine
This year, the Houston SaberCats Rugby team is putting on a men’s high school combine. On Saturday, November 10th, we’ll be evaluating both physical and team skills of local athletes. Registration begins at 12:00 pm and the combine will be held 12pm-4pm at Quillian Recreation Center (10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042).
Who Should Register
High School athletes
What To Expect
There will be a combination of physical testing – speed, power, and endurance. You’ll be challenged in a variety of rugby-specific situations. We will be looking for individual skill and athleticism but also the ability to communicate and work with a team. We want to see how you problem solve and work under pressure while physically fatigued.
Who Is Attending
Sam Windsor, Paul Emerick, and SaberCat Academy coaches will be running the combine. Come test your endurance, learn about rugby, and meet accomplished players. Again, no rugby experience is necessary!
Why We Do It
The SaberCats seek to train the next generation of rugby players through intensive player development and growth. To accomplish this, our academy focuses on high-performance expectations and community.
The intent of our High Performance Academy is to create a clear development pathway from junior rugby to the professional world.
The pathway is divided by age group:
U19 Varsity (High school)
U17 Junior Varsity (High school)
U15 (High School)
What We Do
Players are coached by current SaberCats players and coaches with decades of experience from around the world. The goal is to pass on the knowledge and expertise we’ve accumulated to give players the opportunity to continue their development.
Areas of focus for the High Performance Academy include:
- Catch – Pass – Kick
- Track – Tackle
- Breakdown skills
- Rugby intelligence
- Strength and Conditioning
- Position Specific
Matt Trouville – Academy Director
Connor Murphy – Academy Coach
Charlie Hewitt – Academy Coach
Osea Kolinisau – Academy Coach
Jake Turnbull – Academy Coach