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2010 USQRA Collegiate Wheelchair Rugby Clinic Wrap Up

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2010 USQRA Collegiate Wheelchair Rugby Clinic Wrap Up
Nov 19-20, 2010
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
The University of Arizona hosted the 2010 USQRA Collegiate Wheelchair Rugby Clinic this past weekend (Nov 19-20) in Tucson, AZ. The players at this clinic represented the states of Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada and Wisconsin. The event was organized by Bryan Barten of the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program and it was instructed by USA coach Troy McGuirk.
Players spent the first day and a half of the clinic learning drills for skill development and conditioning. They also learned about offensive and defensive tactics in both the half and full court. After lunch on the second day, the group split up into teams and played a full game where they put the skills they learned to the test.
The two day clinic was very demanding and most of the players were exhausted by the end. Coach McGuirk pushed them hard and the group responded. They players said that they learned a great deal and they were very happy to have Coach McGuirk there to help them become better rugby players.
This clinic was very unique in that it was held on the University of Arizona campus. The players had a chance to tour campus, meet staff and faculty and interact with collegiate athletes.   The Adaptive Athletics Program at the U of A has five competitive teams including men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, rugby and track. The program offers many opportunities for collegiate athlete and scholarships are currently available for the rugby team.  Any interested athletes should contact Head Coach, Bryan Barten for information.
The organizers would like to thank the all the athletes who attended, the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletic Program for hosting the event, the USQRA and Troy McGuirk for instruction, the U of A Student Rec Center for the courts, and all the volunteers who helped put on the clinic. A special thanks goes out to Mike Lowe who did all the driving and chair maintenance…..
November 23, 2010 — 5:28am