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ALL IMPORTANT NUTRITION

2018-10-02T17:30:53+00:00By |

Athletic performance is often defined by terms such as size, strength, speed and agility but all too often nutrition is side-lined. Nutrition – plays a big role in a player’s physical performance both on and off the field. In fact, the whole family can benefit from eating healthily with your little rugby player. We look into the foods you can

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CONTROLLING COMPETITION ANXIETY

2018-09-16T13:53:42+00:00By |

It would be unnatural not to feel at least a bit anxious before a match; however, some people experience related symptoms before a game that can affect performance such as insomnia, stomach gripes or poor performance as a result of these nerves. If pre-match nerves make you so anxious that you experience symptoms that affect your day-to-day life, you are

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COACHING FOR TRUE TEAM SUCCESS

2018-09-05T16:59:25+00:00By |

A coach is at the heart of any team; the driving force that binds and strengthens the team, that highlights and betters individual performance, and teaches powerful life lessons. They get to bask in the glory of the victory but are criticised for a poor outcome. With so much pressure on their shoulders, it is helpful to be in touch

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WHY NATURAL TALENT ISN’T ENOUGH

2018-08-26T15:08:40+00:00By |

Braam van Straaten always says: “Ability is born, talent is coached.” We know with some players it may take a little more coaching than others but in the end, it always comes down to; what you put in, is what you get out. Rugby is about so much more than an impressive performance, it takes time, discipline, mastering the basics,

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COACHES’ QUOTES TO LIVE BY

2018-08-08T16:37:30+00:00By |

Coaches are key in helping players discover who they are, develop their potential and inspire them to work hard for their goals. The role of a coach should not be taken for granted - they are after all, creating the athletes of tomorrow, today! We caught up with a few of our coaches to find out their secrets to becoming

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Sports As A Confidence Booster At School

2018-07-24T21:16:09+00:00By |

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” - Thomas Carlyle THE LINK BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT Many studies have shown that there is a link between physical activities and self-esteem, especially at a young age where children are discovering who they are and learning how to be themselves. Team sports, such as rugby, have an especially key role in

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The Secret To Recovery

2018-07-11T13:56:53+00:00By |

Did you know that recovery time is just as, if not more, important than training? We share the purpose and importance of recovery as well as some ideas for getting the most out of your recovery time.   RECOVERY TIME The purpose of recovery is to allow your body to recuperate its energy store and build your muscles back up

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INSPIRATION FROM OUR TEAM OF RUGBY LEGENDS

2018-06-19T15:27:22+00:00By |

Coaches play a powerful role in inspiring and motivating their team, while at the same time moulding each individual player to become the best they can. Our team of international and local coaches have a passion to do just that. We share some of the top inspirational quotes from a few of our legendary coaches. If you need some inspiration,

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RUGBY SAFETY THE BOKSMART WAY

2018-06-05T13:56:38+00:00By |

Rugby is often stereotyped as a “dangerous” sport, but when played correctly, with the right techniques and safety tips in mind, you can play without fear of injury. We share the BokSmart approach to safe rugby in SA. WHAT IS BOKSMART? The BokSmart National Rugby Safety Programme is the national organisation that addresses rugby safety in South Africa. It functions

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RUGBY LEGENDS ONLINE

2018-05-27T14:07:11+00:00By |

Our team of coaches is made up of some of SA’s rugby legends – not only are they record-breaking and history-making, they are also ripping it up with fans and followers on social media. We look into the top five legends of SA rugby and their twitter profiles.   John Smit Position: Springbok Hooker and prop, 2000 - 2011, he also

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