The core values of rugby were used by coaches in their work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to help improve self-esteem, community cohesion and other social outcomes.
12 coaches, one from each of the Premiership Rugby clubs, travelled to New York along with four members of Premiership Rugby's Community Team to help promote the game.
The visit follows Premiership Rugby's successful trip to Brazil in March to help in the development of rugby in South America.
Upon his return last week, Dave told the club website that the experience had been an incredible one:
"To be able to be given the opportunity to go over to one of the best cities in the world to coach rugby was a great experience for me and the other guys on the trip.
"To see the dedication and enthusiasm of the kids for the game that is now growing over in the States with the hard work of Play Rugby USA was great to see.
"Going out to schools in the Bronx was a huge eye opener and to be able to experience those types of places was fantastic.
"We went to Carnarsie High School in the Bronx to coach 7's. It's a school that is dominated by American Football and it was great to see the kids playing rugby and to a very high standard. They went on to win the New York City Mayors Cup 7's Rugby Festival during our time there.
"We also spent time in the middle schools coaching flag rugby as well as promoting the game in the USA. The reception we got from all of the schools was unbelievable, they were so excited to have coaches from the UK go in and coach flag rugby.
"All of the middle schools that are taking part in the 5th Annual NYC Rugby Cup had to be represented by a Premiership Club.
"So they spent time finding out information about their chosen club and made a flag with all the information they had found out about Gloucester Rugby.
"The whole experience was great and I would like to thank Gloucester Rugby, Premiership Rugby and Mark Griffin for the opportunity to go out to New York and coach rugby.
Premiership Rugby coaches worked with 1,800 New York school children in Queens, Brooklyn, Harlem, Staten Island and the Bronx, supported the launch of the Great British Run, holding Rugby workshops in Central Park, and attended an end-of-season awards event in Harlem with youngsters' friends and family.
Premiership Rugby and Play Rugby USA coaches mentored schools playing in the Public School Athletics League High School Rugby 7s Final in New York, and Premiership Rugby representatives ran fan engagement fitness testing sessions in the fans village at the 2012 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, where the Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy was also on display.
Wayne Morris, Head of Community at Premiership Rugby, said:
"This trip to the USA has been a great success. Our programmes demonstrate that Premiership Rugby is a world leader when it comes to community initiatives and I'm delighted that we were given the chance to help promote and grow the game in the USA following our equally successful visit to Brazil in March.
"I would like to thank Play Rugby USA, USA Sevens Rugby, and the British Consulate General in New York for making us feel welcome and British Airways for providing flights from their Olympic Flight Bursary Programme."
Mark Griffin, President of Play Rugby USA, said:
"It was a fantastic opportunity for us and our students to learn from some of the best community coaches in the world.
"Simply based upon the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from our partner schools last week our partnership with Premiership Rugby is another high quality addition to our program with the potential to make a significant impact in the world of Rugby-for-Good!"
Each season Premiership Rugby and its clubs invest more than £3 million in a variety of community programmes which aim to grow grassroots participation and tackle core social issues.
In the last year alone, Premiership Rugby clubs delivered 150,000 man-hours of community programming to more than 2640,000 participants.
Premiership Rugby also provides 600 professional players, each a strong role model within their communities, who are involved in supporting the schemes.