IRANZ courses are specifically designed to assist in progressing or achieving a career in playing or coaching rugby, and more importantly, to achieve excellence in this area. We provide the ultimate ‘fast track’ to ensure the players and coaches have every chance of making a successful career out of rugby. See the courses on offer for players and coaches below.
IRANZ offers a range of courses for rugby players from high performance courses for the top echelon of players and coaches in academies around the world, advanced courses aimed at promising rugby players in the 16 to 18 age group through to club development courses for talented club players aged 18 and over and intermediate courses for 13-15 year olds. For players there is a high degree of focus on position specific analysis and tuition, mental toughness, rugby intelligence and skill development.
For rugby coaches IRANZ offers courses for club, school and age-grade representative coaches through to professional level coaches. We also cater for rugby players wanting to make the transition from playing to coaching. The courses offered: 12 day high performance course, 7 day advanced coaches’ course, 8 day club development coaches' course, 3 day practical coaching course and 5 day intermediate course. The high performance, advanced, club development and intermediate courses work in tandem with the players' courses where the coaches’ course participants work through the IRANZ blueprint. The various specialists employed on that particular course deliver modules on how to identify talent, design a game plan and drill the team to best utilise that talent, analyse performance and implement remedial coaching. For coaches it is a rare opportunity to work intensively with the world's best coaches in a practical environment. During the Rugby World Cup, IRANZ will be holding Coaching Clinics in different locations throughout NZ and will be linked to luncheons/dinners MC'd by Murray Mexted. The proceeds from these functions will go towards development scholarships within the relevant regions.
There has been significant interest for IRANZ to run a new course covering the roles, responsibilities and systems for successful rugby team managers.
IRANZ also runs customised courses for school, club, provincial and national rugby teams. These are designed to suit the needs of the team, coaching staff and budget. Groups can stay at the academy and a specific programme is developed in consultation with their coaches and managers to ensure their needs are met. The duration of courses is flexible and matches against comparable opposition can be organised. To date we have run customised courses for schools, clubs and development teams from Australia, England, South Africa, Hong Kong, the USA, Korea and New Zealand. We also provide assignments overseas where we attend with our key nucleus and offer the option of employing local staff as well. See all customised courses »