Connecting Rugby Student-Athletes with college coaches.



The Rhinos College Application Program purpose is to assist and mentor our high-school academy members as they navigate the transition between youth rugby and collegiate sport.

We help our athletes understand their college options from a variety of perspectives, and choose the best fit relative to their academics, sports, financial, cultural and career goals.

We are excited to collaborate closely with colleges that are looking to provide a professional recruitment experience to our academy members, as well as to help college coaches connect with our Academy members using an easy to use platform of portfolios and athlete data, to assist in navigating their recruitment efforts.

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Our coaches and college academy program mentors are here to serve as a connection between you and the student-athlete and their families. We want to see everyone succeed during the recruitment process and beyond.

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Coaches will have access to player portofolios that include evaluations on:
• Rugby Skills
• Rugby IQ
• S&C
• Academics
• Character Strengths


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Our student-athletes have access to elite facilities and coaching for daily Rugby and S&C training, or to our satellite and remote programs led by the same international level coaching teams, depending on location. Together with 10+ opportunities for domestic and international competitions every year, we prepare our athletes to perform at the next level.
In addition, our private school offers extensive academics and personal development and mentorship programs that help our members set, track and re-evaluate their goals.


In order to successfully mentor you as a student-athlete through our CAP, we need to know a little bit about you as a rugby player, as a student and as a person. Therefore, we have put together 5 pathways to be considered for an invitation into the program. If you meet any of the criteria below, please apply to CAP and we will be in touch shortly after.

You have been an active member of the San Clemente or Sacramento Academy’s after-school program for the last 30 days.

You are a current member or the Rhinos Sports School.

You have been an active member of the Rhinos Remote Training program for the last 30 days.

You have been an active member of the Rhinos Mentorship Program for the last 30 days.

You have participated in at least 3 Rhinos or USA SCHOOLS tournaments in the last 24 months.

Already approved
to the program?

Complete your College Application Program Baseline below: