What is UXi?

Why enroll in UXi?

Where is UXi

Who should enroll?

Joining UXi

USA graduate testimonials

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What is UXi?

Top High-Performance International Institute in SA
Manages 6 Programs in 6 Provinces in SA
Integrated with Accredited Academic Programs
Focus on Performance, Careers and Life
Sports Science-based Structured Program
Men, Women, Juniors. Developing future internationals

Why enroll in UXi?

Each player’s needs carefully analyzed for optimum learning experience – Sport Science Methodology - read Key Points
In addition to Academy training, you are assigned to a local Cape Town 1st Div Club for practices, matches and social experience
Comprehensive Academy Player Performance Monotoring and Individualized Student Reports. Data sent to Home Coach
Every Academy member has a Head Coach, a Strength & Conditioning Coach and a Life Coach
Accommodation in houses at the UXi secure, gated campus in Stellenbosch

Why enroll in UXi?

Busy, fun, challenging daily schedule. See Sample Schedule
Location! Situated in Stellenbosch, with everything that Cape Town offers nearby!
Enjoy the Academy excursions: an important part of the experience is to experience the rich cultural diversify of South Africa. See more in the Where section
Rugby gives you instant friends worldwide. The Academy & Club will take care of you as one the international visitors. You will get spoilt!
Potential to further career in South Africa or at home. Stay and play further & higher, return home and share your knowledge

Where is UXi?

UXi Campus is in Stellenbosch, Western Cape: on the “100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World” list for 2023. One of the greatest student towns worldwide - a once-in-a-lifetime student lifestyle from coffee shops and restaurants, to pop up art galleries, to wine farms and mountain ranges.
Cape Town: a short drive away is a buzzing & modern city surrounded by some of the world’s greatest historical landmarks and most extraordinary views. Voted as one of the World's Top 10 Cities '22.
Cape Town Video
Stellenbosch Video
What to do in & around Cape Town
What to do in & around Stellenbosch

Who should enroll in UXi?

The ideal player that would fit into our program is an experienced, passionate, hard-working Male or Female, from HS Senior – 23 yrs old.

The volume of player that are enrolled and the individuality of the program allows experienced players of all skill levels to join. We are flexible on age and experience & skills (it is subjective, after all), so if unsure, please ask!

Cost: Based on one month: $2400. Player arranges airfare (dependent on time - $1300-$2300). Included: all daily training, academy events, excursions and socials, lunch and dinner, accommodation, transportation/shuttles (to Club commitments etc). Breakfast and weekend are on the players.

Joining UXi?

Our Program runs year-round. The optimal period would be during the local season (May to Aug). During the 'off-season' our players are still hard at work. You do not have the option to play for the local clubs, of course.

For US College players, an ideal time is during the US summer, for 30 or more days. Study abroad and stay longer? Stellenbosch University partners with many US Universities. Or take a Gap Year and enroll for the year to include our study options.

Any player can join and pay out of their pocket, or:
USA Rugby Organizations, Rugby Alum Groups, or Rugby Academy/Programs, could take this on and identify a worthy Male and/or Female athlete, and reward them with sponsorship.
Or the reverse: UXi could identify worthy players to send to a USA Academy/Program. These players could potentially be taken on & be nurtured to play long-term in the US, even for the National team.

Testimonials of USA Players

What our alumni experienced?

UXi host many international players every year: our current potential intake for May-Aug 2024 is approximately 25. These players mostly come from France, UK and the rest of Europe. We currently have USA players from San Diego and Seattle signed up.

View uTube video or read the exit interviews of recent N.American Players.

  • Kyle Corrigan, Canada
  • Hunter Modlin, California USA
  • Tucker Trickey, California USA
  • Quintin Tindel, California USA
  • Jake Stone, California USA

Thank you for viewing this website

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Gary Coetzee
Tel: +1.703.216-5323
See UXi South Africa website