Boston, MA

In partnership The New England Free Jacks

OUR MISSION


The mission of the international development academy is to become the global leader in the development and placement of players aspiring to reach their full potential at the professional or college level.

IDA VALUES

Integrity:

IDA staff and players will act with intelligence, respect, and compassion.

Drive: 

IDA staff and players will perform with their best effort and attitude, no matter how difficult the challenge. 

Achievement:

IDA staff and players will aim high in order to reach their goals.

METHODOLOGY

Game Related

Use of Technology

Player Centric

Pedagogy Specific

Progressive & Periodized

Holistic


THE NEW ENGLAND EXPERIENCE


At IDA Boston international student-athletes (grade 7-12) from all around the world receive a professional Academy rugby experience coupled with the best high school education you can get in New England.


Intensive training and a competitive schedule, with a minimum of 12 hours per week on the field. 


Homestay with families in Boston Downtown.


Highly qualified coaching staff with years of experience in dealing with international students. 


Access to MA top preparatory schools, grade 7-12.


Preparatory schools

With more than 35 preparatory schools in Massachusetts, IDA looks for the perfect fit for our student-athletes.​

The aim is to provide a high-level school environment, with a flexible schedule, that allows an intense training and competition timetable.

​Our staff at IDA fully understand the learning landscape in MA, and will work with the families and the schools, to provide the perfect educational pathway.


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Union Point Sports Complex and New England Free Jacks

The IDA Boston Student will train in state-of-the-art facilities across New England. The main hub for training and competition is the Union Point Sports Complex.

Union Point Sports is a 25-acre indoor and outdoor sports complex, unique to the South Shore and located within the town of Weymouth while bordered by the towns of Abington and Rockland and sitting just 12 miles south of Boston.

UPS features four fully lit synthetic turf fields equipped with permanent playing surfaces for soccer, lacrosse, rugby and field hockey. All four fields are lined for 11v11, 9v9, and 7v7 soccer competition while also lined for men's and women's lacrosse.


The New England Free Jacks are greater Boston's 1st professional Rugby Team representing all the greatness of the six New England states on and off the Field. The New England Free Jacks are humble, hard-working, free-spirited and compete in Major League Rugby (MLR), the emergent and exhilarating North American professional rugby competition.

The Free Jacks Academy and Junior Jacks training squads are the official pathway to Major League Rugby in New England, providing girls and boys development, identification, high performance training opportunities and invitation to competitions for young players looking to advance their rugby. The Junior Jacks teams provide a clear pathway for players who show the required potential, ability and desire to develop their game in order to reach professional rugby in the MLR, WPL and US National team. The program invites young players around New England to compete and train together within the Free Jacks high performance environment.


The Free Jacks Academy is one of only 2 USA Rugby National Development Academies in Major League Rugby. With access to world-class coaching, skill development, and competition, players will receive an unparalleled development environment to pursue high performance rugby.



WEEKLY SCHEDULE


INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE


IDA Boston student-athletes will embark a 7-day international tour in the spring 2022, competing against British rugby academies.

NEVER MISS A MOMENT!

Integrated platform

Alignment

Communication

Calendar and content

Video analytics

Player assessments

Wellness assessments

Individual and collective development

Parental access


YOUR PERSONAL VIEW


NEVER MISS A BEAT!


GAME FOOTAGE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS


PROGRAM COSTS + DATES

Season Dates

September 1 - June 1

Vacations

3 Week Holiday Break - Christmas - New Years

Cost of Program

$59,000 USD (boarding)

$38,000 USD (day student)

$5,000 USD Competition Fee (includes UK Youth Pro Academy experience, except for flight)

Payment Schedule

Deposit Due: Upon Roster Confirmation

Deposit Total: $10,000

Remaining balance: due in three installment payments (July 1, 2021, October 1, 2021, January 1, 2022

*Different payment schedule available upon request

**Financial aid available upon demonstrated need.

Inclusions

The Newman School tuition

Rugby Training & Match Calendar with The Free Jacks

IDA kit (training and competitive items)

Homestay.

Monthly cultural visits.

Transportation for the execution of the weekly schedule