Mere Baker

Technical Director


Every member of the ARPTC Management Team has participated in the sport of Rugby. We are excited about helping young talent reach their rugby dreams.

Vanesha McGee

Public Relations Manager



I am Dr. Julia McCoy. I founded the American Rugby Pro Training Center out of a complete passion for the sport of rugby both as a player and a coach. 

It has always been my vision to help promote the sport of rugby on a global scale. With Rugby Sevens in the Olympics, the ARPTC is more committed than ever to prepare talented rugby athletes to become and compete as elite rugby 7s players on the global stage.

Participants who are chosen to attend our unique player-centered seminars, camps and residency programs will experience the highest quality coaching and fitness instruction focused on improving their overall performance in rugby 7s. 

We push you to be your best and give you the support, training and skills to get you to the top of your game.

Play Up to Play On, 

Jules McCoy

Dr. Julia McCoy

Founder / Coach

Tania Hahn

Co-Owner / Investor Relations / Sponsorships


Christina Swift

Operations Manager


Management Team

As the largest of only 5 designated National Development Academies we are proud to advance the sport of rugby! With the aim of narrowing the performance gap between amateur domestic athletes and professional international players, we work to accelerate the development of rugby athletes towards full-time residency as a member of Team USA at the Olympic Training Center.

As a designated academy, we follow the international standards set forth for athletes aspiring to participate in the Olympic Games and in international test rugby.

As a participant of the academy at ARPTC athletes receive the best of the best in:

  • Rugby specific training, strength, speed and conditioning
  • Skill development aligned with Team USA protocols
  • Video Analysis
  • Fitness Testing


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