In 2013, we set out to build a positive rugby program that was defined by excellence, professionalism and a desire to help improve rugby in the United States. While our program is in its infancy, we are focused on growth and development and understand the importance of continual improvement.


The Life West Rugby program’s executive leadership includes business professionals and rugby legends such as Dr. Fred Schofield, a former United States’ Eagle, business consultant & motivational speaker. The active involvement of our college Board of Regents ensures that our rugby program is well supported.

At Life West Rugby, we are committed to developing a program that is recognized as world-class. Our recent hiring of international coach, Adriaan Ferris, is testimony to that goal and of our commitment to help rugby grow in the United States.

Health & Wellness

There are numerous benefits to aligning the sport of rugby and the profession of chiropractic. There are several synergies between the two, including the concept of the intersection between health, wellness and teamwork.


Within the rugby program, we have a strong emphasis on development. Based on a six-pillar development model that focuses on players, we focus on technical, tactical, physical, mental skill, nutritional and leadership development.


The backbone of the entire program is based on what we fondly call ‘the Spirit of Rugby.’ This spirit presents rugby as a game of camaraderie, passion, commitment and sportsmanship. The idea of connecting with the opposition team post-game, being hospitable or showing thankfulness and appreciating one another in the spirit of rugby is what makes rugby so different and so beautiful.

Team Training Schedule

Venue: Sunset Field, Hayward, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Times/Days: 7:00pm-9:00pm / Tuesdays and Thursdays

Strength and Conditioning

All players have full access to the gym and new high performance weight room at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California.
Venue: Life West Fitness Center, 25001 Industrial Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94545 USA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Times: Team sessions vary based on the phase of the season

Video Analysis

Players have access to game review using a modern cloud-based system, designed by New Zealand company, Advantage4me. During the rugby season, game review and preview sessions are held on our Hayward campus. Times and lecture rooms vary.