How much will the Academy cost?
Cost will vary on case by case basis. There are a variety of different costs based on what type of program you choose. A player in need of accommodation will have different fees than a local player who has their own mode of transportation/accommodation.
Will I be able to play for the NOLA Gold?
While there are no guarantees, our aim at the Academy is to provide assistance to players who wish to become professional. Selection for NOLA Gold will come down to the speed of development, ambition and a personal drive for success.
What does the Academy offer?
A player selected into the Academy will be directed in a personal development program geared primarily to the individual. Each player will receive technical & tactical skill coaching, a personalized strength + conditioning program and other specialized training. Additionally, players will be required to participate in volunteer and community outreach programs.
What are the differences between playing at Division 1 club level versus being in the Academy?
The major difference is the assistance provided by NOLA Gold in terms of coaching resources and “DTE” (Daily Training Environment). Players in our Academy will have access to High Performance coaching, S+C and technical/tactical analysis.
Will I be able to play any games while attending the Academy?
Yes. Each player will be available for selection to one of our farm teams. We have Fall, Spring &Summer(7s) options for these players. To be selected for these sides, the player must be CIPP registered to New Orleans RFC under USA Rugby regulations. Additionally, there will a representative Academy team which will undertake matches vs other MLR U23/Academy sides.
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