Baltimore, MD - 5in15 virtual seminar - 1.13.17
Technology helps make professional development accessible. First15 Sport Performance worked with knowledgeable individuals, while attending the 2017 USA Rugby National Development Summit, to produce the first-ever free 5in15 virtual seminar! Scroll down to learn more about each presenter, and to view their sessions. Click here for more details about the 5in15 program. Please share, and pass back on the learning to others!
EVI ASHENBRUCKER - "GAINING GRAVITAS"
Evi Ashenbrucker is a dedicated rugby athlete, coach, and scholar. She has served in leadership roles as the captain of UC-San Diego, and was a DI Collegiate All-American. She was then contracted in the Italian ‘Serie A Femminile’ Premier League, where she played for Rugby Colorno FC, near Milan, Italy. Evi coached at Humboldt State University, where she led the team to consecutive National Championship appearances. She created and oversaw the California Women’s Collegiate DII All-Star program, before being selected to USA Rugby’s Elite Coach Development Program. Evi graduated with honors with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Notre Dame College. She is currently located in New York City, and competes in the U.S. Women’s Premier League for New York Rugby Club, while coaching Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development Academy Program. Evi can be reached at eashenbrucker(at)gmail.com.
JENNA ANDERSON - "HOW TO START YOUR FIRST RUGBY PROGRAM AND COME OUT AHEAD"
Jenna Anderson began her rugby career at Illinois State University. She was a member of the USA Rugby U19 and U23 Women’s National Teams, and was named as a First Team Collegiate All-American. Jenna worked for USA Rugby as a National Championships intern upon graduation from ISU with a degree in Public Relations. She was then hired as the City of Glendale and Glendale Raptors Rugby Youth Programs Coordinator. Jenna has played with the Glendale Raptors since 2008, and retired after winning the 2014 Women’s Premier League National Championship. She is a Level 300 USA Rugby Certified Coach, Level One Referee, Rookie Rugby Educator, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, and a World Rugby Level One Strength and Conditioning Certified Coach. She was also awarded Rugby Colorado’s High School Division II Coach of the Year in 2011. Jenna designs and develops all of Glendale’s Youth Rugby Academy programs, and can be reached at janderson(at)glendale.co.us.
mike anderson - "Get the parents involved"
Mike "Moose" Anderson has been a member of the rugby community since 1987. He has competed for the Asheville Iguanas RFC, Baltimore Chesapeake RFC, and he currently holds the role of Vice President of Severn River Rugby Football Club. He began coaching in 2007 for UMBC Women's RFC, and he currently leads the Anne Arundel County U19 programs, located in the state of Maryland. Mike is a Level 300 USA Rugby certified coach, experienced club administrator, and a dedicated father. He has over twenty-five years of business management professional experience, and currently oversees Retail Operations for Service System Associates contracting to the Maryland Zoo. Mike "Moose" Anderson can be contacted at mooserugby(at)hotmail.com.