Who Should Attend?
- Club coaches
- Age grade representative coaches
- Senior school coaches
- Coaches who want to improve their coaching skills
- Coaches keen to break through to the next level of coaching
- Former representative players wanting to become coaches
- A seven-day elite coaches' course for ambitious club, age grade representative and school coaches. This course runs alongside our Elite Players' Course for promising rugby players aged 18 to 21 years old.
- You will have the opportunity to interact with the coaches and players on the course applying skills and techniques learnt, taking part in discussions and asking questions.
- You will be provided with a framework to identify talent, increase your positional knowledge, analyse performance and design a strategy and game plan.
- Our positional specialists work in one-on-one and mini unit situations with players on the Advanced Players' Course and you will have the opportunity to observe and interact with these position specific specialists during this time.
- You will also focus on the areas of coaching you wish to develop further.
- Investec IRASA also employs specialists in rugby specific conditioning, individual and team skills, mental toughness and nutrition and injury prevention. You will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with these experts during the course.
- This course will provide you with solid knowledge, different perspectives and a challenging and interactive week.
- The cosmopolitan mix of coaches we will have on each course will create an infectious and highly stimulating environment and a sharing of ideas that will benefit all.
- Investec IRASA aims to provide a service to those in rugby who wish to achieve and will provide the steps to help coaches and players on their way.
- 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 defence
- Counter attack
- Defence from set phase and second phase
- Basic pass progression
- Vision and decision making
- The coach/referee relationship
- Mental toughness
- Self massage and injury prevention
- Analysing performance and remedial coaching
See the coaching staff here
for details on the high level of expertise Investec IRASA has available for courses.
Prices do not include travel to venue but do include all academy and course related costs such as meals and accommodation and transfers from the airport (if applicable) to the venue.
50% deposit on acceptance of application
Balance of 50% due four weeks prior to course start date
Translation service available at additional cost
Course fees include:
- Accommodation and all meals
- Sevens days' rugby tuition
Please note: Cancellation four weeks prior to commencement of course will incur a penalty fee of 20% of the course fee. Cancellation within two weeks of course commencement is non-refundable.