Investec IRASA rugby 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.
Investec IRASA 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, elite courses aimed at 18-21 years olds, advanced courses aimed at promising rugby players in the 16 to 18 age group through to intermediate courses for 13-15 year olds and junior development courses for 11-13 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 Investec IRASA 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 are 12 day high performance course, 8 day elite coaches' course, seven-day advanced coaches’ course, five day intermediate course and day junior development course and 2 day Skills, Attack and Defence Clinics. The high performance, elite, advanced, intermediate and junior development courses work in tandem with the players' courses where the coaches’ course participants work through the International Rugby Academy 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.
A Managers/Rugby Directors Course is currently being developed. More information regarding the rugby Managers' Course will be available soon.
Investec IRASA 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 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. See customised courses »