Houston, TX - This past weekend, the USA Men’s Eagles played Argentina’s Los Pumas in Houston as a part of the America’s Rugby Championship (ARC). With over 10,000 cheering fans in attendance, the USA drew Argentina, with the final score of 35-35. As the Official Training Technology Provider of USA Rugby, BridgeAthletic took the opportunity to put on the halftime show.
Athletes from two local Houston teams, Woodlands High School and St. Pius X High School, competed to win their team a rugby strength and skills team training package on the BridgeAthletic platform. The contest consisted of one athlete performing a series of exercises delivered on the BridgeAthletic platform, then passing a ball to their partner. That partner then attempted a kick through the poles. Both teams had three attempts to successfully kick the ball through the uprights, with the team to convert first winning the prize. (See photos below showing the athletes during the contest.)
Similar to the main match, the contest ended in a draw with both teams winning a 3-month package on the BridgeAthletic platform for their team. With this package, each team will get rugby-specific strength training programs delivered to their athletes’ smartphones. The coaches will be able to track the progress of each athlete as they complete workouts and advance through the program. As a USA Rugby member team, they will also receive skills & drills training content used by the National Team that will help the athletes in each program develop in line with the High Performance Player Pathway.
For more information on a BridgeAthletic Rugby team package, contact us at Bridge@BridgeAthletic.com or sign up for an individual training package on the dedicated website here.
Some photos from the contest:
An athlete from each team waits in anticipation for the contest to begin
Each athlete performing the Poach drill
Checking out the next exercise video in the BridgeAthletic app on their iPads
Jack from the Woodlands team passing the ball to his team-mate, Kieran, to attempt the kick
Both athletes in fine kicking form