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ARPTC Shuts Down

  • 11 Feb 2022
ARPTC's Alli Hale with ball in hand, impending tackle from Life West's Alia Ah Far

The American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC) has shuttered. The Little Rock, Ark., organization focused all of its expertise on the girls and women’s rugby game, and provided a high-performance, full-time training environment unavailable to U.S. players outside of the Chula Vista Olympic Training Site. Its closure is heart break.

The National Development Program and Premier Rugby 7s partner was the creation of Tania Hahn and Dr. Julie McCoy. The former USA Women’s 7s head coach told

“Tania and I did our best to provide Female rugby players 15-30 years of age with an understanding of ‘what it takes’ to move from recreational to professional rugby, on and off the field. We are certain that the players from ARPTC are not only enjoying the game to its fullest as they now have Olympic 7s, Premier 7s and Overseas Pro leagues to showcase their skills, but are currently growing the type of playing environment they want to see in those places with an understanding of mutual respect for all as humans.”

Read the U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation’s full tribute on their homepage. Recent ARTPC articles:

• Sophie Pyrz: ARPTC Adapts to Training-Heavy Summer

• Lauren Ebeling: 7s Cup QFs Sorted

• Jules McCoy: HS Girls is Falcon 7s Focus

• Ryszard Chadwick: ARPTC Mentors Coaches, Too

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