Who should attend?

An intensive seven day course designed for ambitious coaches who want to give themselves the best chance of furthering their careers. This course provides you with solid knowledge, different perspectives and a challenging and interactive week. The cosmopolitan mix of module presenters will create an infectious and highly stimulating environment which allows the sharing of ideas to benefit all. Runs alongside our advanced players’ course for promising rugby players aged 15 to 17 years.

Course Overview

  • You will interact with the coaches and players, applying learned skills and techniques, taking part in discussions and asking questions
  • Framework to identify talent, increase your positional knowledge, analyse performance and design a strategy and game plan
  • Positional specialists work in one-on-one and mini unit situations with players on the advanced players’ course and you will observe and interact with them You will also focus on the areas of coaching you wish to develop further
  • The Investec International Rugby Academy employs specialists in rugby specific conditioning, individual and team skills, mental toughness, nutrition and injury prevention. You will learn from and interact with these experts during the course

Course Outline

  • Planning the season – the rugby programme
  • Rugby specific conditioning
  • Designing a strategy and game plan
  • Continuity and basic patterns
  • Sequencing from set piece
  • Individual and team skills
  • Scrum and the tight five (front row alignment, locks, loose forwards)
  • Kick offs and mauls
  • Lineouts (procuring the ball, lifting and support)
  • Creation and exploitation of Space
  • Back attack
  • Back defense
  • Counter attack
  • Defense from set phase and second phase
  • Basic pass progression
  • Vision and decision making
  • Coach/referee relationship
  • Mental toughness
  • Nutrition
  • Analysing performance and remedial coaching

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