Scrummy Sessions

A position-specific clinic for coaches and players 


Coaches Earn 5 USA Rugby Professional Development Credits for Certification! 


Scrumhalf is arguably the most demanding position on a rugby field.  Unfortunately, it is also often the most under-coached position in the game.  Our sessions are designed to develop proper passing and kicking mechanics as well as decision making and positioning so that each athlete and coach is better prepared to help his or her team succeed.  We approach training differently and are always looking for fun, unique ways to help our athletes and coaches.

Scrummy Sessions provides a chance to learn valuable rugby and life skills, develop character, improve self-confidence, discover ways to improve, enhance leadership capabilities, and collaborate with other ambitious rugby players and coaches.  It aims to foster a fun environment that offers safe, high quality activities to develop a more complete and dynamic American scrumhalf.  


We've partnered with USA Rugby and have been working with local unions around the country to grow the game, develop scrumhalf skills, and provide high quality professional development education courses for coaches.  Email Mike at RisforRugby@gmail.com or use the Contact page from this website to set up your official registration with USA Rugby and get started with your clinic!










About Mike Petri


Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Mike has represented and captained the United States National Rugby Team at every level.  

He competed in 2 Junior World Championship Tournaments, earned All America honors 4 consecutive years at Penn State

University, competed in 3 Rugby World Cup Tournaments, played professionally for Sale Sharks and Newport Gwent Dragons,

was selected for the prestigious Barbarians side, and is the most capped backline player in USA Rugby history.  During his

career, Mike has helped lead his club teams to win 5 National Championships, earning MVP honors in 2 of those Finals.


He is the varsity backs coach at Xavier High School in NYC where he also teaches science and math.  He works at  numerous

rugby camps for boys and girls at various levels and runs his own strength and conditioning camp.  He also works with Eagle

Impact Rugby Academy in the New York Metro region to develop high school rugby players for selection to the High School

All American program.