The Minneapolis ATAVUS Academy [for women] will be delivered in four (4) 8-week blocks throughout the year starting this October. The program is designed to parallel the USA Rugby Women’s development pathway and programming and has been scheduled to fit most Minneapolis/Midwest rugby schedules. This first block is intended to prepare the attending athletes for National All Star Competitions (NASC), Premier League and Division 1 club rugby, and competitive collegiate rugby. The main goal of the Academy is to maximize individual athlete’s potential appropriate to their aspirational level. The ATAVUS programming delivers the rugby tools necessary to play elite-level rugby, enhances the players’ understanding of the international game, and develops the skills and physical strength necessary to compete at the highest levels.