What We Do

Program Overview

 

DRIVE Academy

Provides students with an opportunity to participate in a fun and engaging enrichment curriculum. The academic piece includes math, science, writing and cultural enrichment. The other pieces of the program include healthy living, global sports and leadership.  Students will be exposed to an academically rich and sports leadership centered approach to success.  Students who have participated in at least one of our programs will be eligible to attend our DRIVE Academy throughout the school year.  Students will also compete in tournaments with their academy team throughout the year.

 

DRIVE Rugby

Promotes the core values of rugby while students participate in a fast paced and dynamic newly accepted Olympic sport.  Participants take part in our Olympic Flag Rugby Camp and compete in tournaments throughout the summer.  Players will have the opportunity to compete against teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.  Each tournament provides our players with a chance to interact with a diverse group of their peers.  At the culmination of tournaments players from every team gather together to discuss the game and present awards.  During the school year students take part in an Olympic Flag Rugby League that culminates with our citywide Olympic themed flag rugby tournament.  There are opportunities to continue playing this game through high school, college and beyond. Participants will be exposed to the culture of rugby throughout the world.  Our coach mentors consist of International level players, college players and players from the Olympic Development Academy.

 

Additional Program Opportunities

Rugby Reads and Writes: Our youth education specialists will assist students in improving their reading and writing skills through innovative methods.  Many of our youth education specialists are current education students at Southern Connecticut State University.  These education enthusiasts all have a passion for creating an environment that fosters learning and growth.

 

Olympic Flag Rugby Experience: Our youth development specialists demonstrate the very basics of the game and its values through a fun, active and dynamic session.  Interested students will have the opportunity to join one of our flag rugby programs throughout the city.  Our youth programs are all co-ed and allow for children of any skill level to participate.

 

Olympic Flag Rugby Fitness: Our youth fitness experts run participants through a variety of rugby centered fitness drills and mini-games.  Participants can expect an intense and active session that tests an individuals cardiovascular fitness, focus and teamwork skills.  These sessions can be catered to fit any type of school, program or team.

 

DRIVE Forward: Our youth leadership mentors provide an engaging and challenging presentation that focuses on determination and the will to succeed.  Mentors will actively engage with students weekly and provide them with outlets and resources to achieve their goals.