Via eRugbyNews.com, Goff interviews USA Women’s 7s national head coach Julie McCoy about plans moving towards the first-ever 7s World Cup in 2009.
The Eagles will be playing at the USA 7s, the Hong Kong 7s and Amsterdam 7s this upcoming spring in preparation, while New Zealand is reportedly going to play in the Women’s USA 7s too. A USA Under-23/Developmental team will again travel to the NAWIRA 7s in November.
All of the women’s national team coaches are working together to plan out their schedules and “coordinate their demands on the players” which is a very good thing. Further, McCoy has been invited to shadown New Zealand’s men’s 7s coach at an IRB 7s Series event.
“That will be an incredible opportunity for me to learn as a coach how they prepare and train,” said McCoy. “It’s an honor to be able to do that.”
The 2009 Rugby World Cup 7s will be just the fifth-ever 7s World Cup and the first-ever to incorporate the women’s game. It will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.