MLR teams have Academy programs for high performance player development to get that player to the Elite level, for both profession and National team play

For the first time MLR will be coordinating league wide tournaments

2023 Season U18 Tournaments for East and West Conference

Streamed live on the Rugby Network

USA Rugby has created a high Performance Development Pathway which si designed to identify local rugby talent and evolve them to the Elite National level.

The San Diego Legion and New England Freejacks are leading the way as part of the USAR National Development Program, with more joining this year. "

US National Team - Eagles

For the 2022 Corendon Summer Tour, 18 MLR Academy players were selected to national teams (U18, U20 and U23)
USA went 7 - 1 on the tour

US National Team - Eagles

Imagine Rugby is working with NWAC, CCCAA and NJCAA to add rugby to their varsity sports programming.

  • Women's Rugby is the priority for the school
  • MLR franchises to provide MLR coaching assistance