FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Serevi Rugby® and Volt Athletics® Bring Customized, Cloud-based Training Programs to Rugby Athletes Across America
Online training programs backed by certified strength & conditioning experts open the door of high-performance training to millions of aspiring athletes
Seattle, WA – Tuesday, March 17, 2015: Serevi Rugby® and Volt Athletics® today announced a partnership to provide rugby athletes with customized, sport-specific, and cloud-based strength and conditioning programs delivered to their smartphone or tablet. Utilizing Volt’s proprietary technology and performance algorithms, rugby athletes, coaches, and teams working with Serevi can access an affordable high-performance training program designed specifically for them.
“Volt has built a groundbreaking technology platform that ensures rugby athletes are receiving the workouts they need on an ongoing basis to improve their game and stay healthier,” said Chris Tombs, Serevi’s High Performance Director. “By using Volt our athletes will have access to their own strength coach anytime, right on their phone or tablet.”
Volt creates personal workouts for athletes using proven methods of sport-specific periodization. Based on simple inputs by the coach or athlete, the company’s technology builds the optimal training calendar for each athlete and their competitive goals, customizes the training to each athlete’s strength level, and with the click of a button, generates an athlete’s workout for the day. The workout is complete with specific instructions, sets, reps, weights, and visual cues including photos and video.
Tombs, a veteran strength and conditioning professional, will work with Volt’s NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists to create rugby-specific workouts that enable athletes and teams to reach their fitness goals and ultimately succeed on the rugby field.
“Because of this strategic partnership, rugby clubs and players will have the structure and resources needed to affordably train at a championship level,” said Dan Giuliani, Co-Founder and CEO of Volt Athletics. “Together, we will provide unprecedented access to world-class high performance rugby training, and further accelerate the growth of the game.”
As the sport of rugby grows in popularity in the U.S., more and more young men and women are entering the game, and are seeking specific strength and conditioning programs to improve their performance and health. According to a recent report by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, participation in rugby has exploded in America, with an 81% growth rate over the last 5 years, including 13.8% growth per year, and 30% growth rate for 6-12 year olds. Exposure to the game and opportunities for young athletes to play further in life are growing with more college and universities adding varsity, scholarship level rugby programs, and with the addition of rugby to the 2016 Rio Olympics where the men’s and women’s USA Eagles expect to compete with the world’s best rugby nations.
Access to Volt workouts will also be built into Serevi’s High Performance Training and Resident Camps as part of the USA Rugby Academy. More information and dates of upcoming camps is available at: serevirugby.com/usa-rugby-academy.
Athletes interested in learning more and registering for Serevi-Volt high performance training programs can visit: www.voltathletics.com/Serevi.
About Serevi Rugby®
Headquartered in Seattle, Serevi® is focused on growing the game of rugby in North America and beyond. An official Youth Programming Partner of USA Rugby, Serevi offers on-field programming for coaches and players through the youth to elite spectrum through the USA Rugby Academy, Serevi Youth Rugby, and the Serevi Rugby Institute. It also offers performance and casual rugby apparel to players and fans of the sport. For more information on Serevi Rugby, including upcoming player and coach training sessions visit www.serevirugby.com.
About Volt Athletics®
Volt Athletics Inc.® (‘Volt’) is the global leader in technology solutions for sport performance training. Volt provides individualized sport-specific training programs, built by certified strength coaches, through cloud-based technology. Volt’s unique delivery system enables coaches and athletes, from high school to professional, to access elite-level training. Volt Athletics was founded by Dan Giuliani and Trevor Watkins in April 2011 and launched to the public in 2013.