“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” – Tom Peters
We take a look at questions we often get asked so that, those who may be afraid to ask, are able to grab the opportunity to attend our courses. Remember that no question is silly so keep asking us about our courses for your understanding.
Have a question for us? You may be able to find the answer here!
- How can I join your team?
We are a high-performance training academy that offers courses; not an opportunity to play for a team. Our goal is to give players an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge, regardless of their level in rugby, by learning from former professionals.
- What do you offer rugby players and coaches?
We offer courses that are tailored to the level of rugby pertaining to players in that age group. We incorporate every aspect that is needed for the game and help players reach their goals – be it to move up a team or make Craven Week. We also offer coaches the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest international coaching techniques, to watch professional coaches working with players, and belong a forum where coaches can share their successful techniques with each other.
- What do players need to join?
Here’s the good news – we just want passionate rugby players and coaches! If you have a love for the game, then we want to meet you in July 2017. Players need to be between the ages of seven and 17 to enrol, and all coaches are welcome.
- When are your next set of courses?
Join us from 1 to 5 July 2017 at St Charles College in Pietermaritzburg. If you can’t make it in July, join us from 8 to 14 December 2017 for our next set of courses.
- What courses do you have on offer in July 2017?
- What details are covered in your courses?
Each course is different and you will find a breakdown of each course on our website. Simply follow the links above.
- I’m not from KZN, how can I join?
We are based in KZN but often have players and coaches from all over South Africa joining us on our courses. We include accommodation and meals in our course fees to make your life easier.
- How long are your courses?
Each course is planned around the age group – starting from two days for the smaller boys and five days for high school players.
- Who are the coaches?
Our coaches are never the same from course to course; we rotate them to ensure that every course has something new to offer players and coaches. For a list of some of the high-profile coaches we have had in the past, visit our website .
- I need help perfecting the skills needed for my position. Can you help?
Position-specific training is what we are all about! We pair a coach who has played professionally in the position with a player so that they can work together on bettering the player’s knowledge and skills.
- Which professional players and coaches have benefitted from the academy’s courses?
A whole host of players and coaches have attended our academy before going big!
Coaches: Johan Ackermann, Neil Powell and many more.
Players: James Hall (Oyonnax in France), Patrick Howard (Newpoint Gwent Dragons in the UK), Roelof Smit (Blue Bulls) and Marco Labuschagne (Blitzbokke) to name a few.
- My school team and coaches would like high performance training. Can you help us?
Larger groups are welcome at our Academy and have two options to choose from. Teams and their coaches can join our scheduled courses throughout the year, or alternatively, they can arrange a Customised Course with us. We will bring our coaches to your school and tailor the course material to the needs of your teams and coaches.
- I want to register for my place in your July Courses, how do I sign up?