RUGBY COLLEGE PREP
Every week, every student spends time in a mandatory study hall with the rest of their team. Their teacher-coach uses academic data to target interventions for the students that need the most help, while students catch up on work, study for tests and set the imperative for academic success before they ever set foot on the pitch.
VALUE BASED COACHING
Even at practice, our coaches teach more than just rugby. Our core values of Respect, Grit, Leadership and Discipline are worked into practice alongside drills to ensure our kids continue growing even after the bell has rung.
YOGA | HERE TO BE
Emotional regulation, mindfulness, injury prevention and flexibility are just some of the dividends our kids get from weekly yoga sessions. Produced in partnership with lululemon Memphis.
THE OPPORTUNITY FUND
When opportunities for college camps, all-star teams and travel arise, we want our kids to be able to take full advantage. The families we serve would not be able to bear the financial burden of these experiences, so we set aside a scholarship fund to cover the costs.
THE INCLUSION INITIATIVE
Before MICR, access to rugby in Memphis was relegated to relatively affluent and homogenous communities outside of the city. Through our Inclusion Initiative, we specifically target schools in low-income communities and in bring rugby as a zero cost opportunity. Since 2012 we have been building bridges between traditionally divided parts of our city and seen nearly 120% growth in racial and socio-economic diversity in West TN Rugby.