For Sevens Teams and their Coaches
The International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) provides inspiration and a high performance development avenue for promising players and coaches from around the world. Our goal is to provide the highest level of rugby expertise ever assembled in North America. The programmes that we provide are highly personal and will enable you to maximise the opportunity of learning from coaches and specialists who have performed with distinction on the world stage.
Rugby Sevens is the newest Olympic sport and will be introduced at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The Olympics will deliver a new profile for rugby – new audiences, new commercial opportunities and perhaps new giants of the game. The growth of the game is thus expected to be phenomenal as both established and developing nations embrace the opportunity to win an Olympic medal.
The Clinic will provide Rugby Sevens teams and their coaching staff with the opportunity to be exposed to, and learn from, legends of the Sevens game who have played or coached at the highest level.
There will be a strong emphasis on individual skills that relate specifically to the game of Rugby Sevens, tactical appreciation, strength and conditioning, nutrition and the mental focus and routines required to play at the top.
Teams will be provided with “leading edge” training techniques and the IRA staff will work through team strategy, tactics and the implementation of a suitable game plan that matches the strengths and weaknesses of the team.
The specialist coaches will work with the teams throughout the four day clinic, providing one-on-one tuition to players, watching them play in matches and reviewing their individual and team performances.
Summary Course Outline
- Team building and team culture
- Fitness assessments – aerobic and flexibility
- Fitness assessments – speed and strength
- Mental toughness
- Feedback and one-on-one from fitness trainer about current and future programmes
- Rugby intelligence
- Kicking skills
- Video analysis and match debriefs
- Unit skills
- Game Plans, Patterns, strategy and tactics
- Team Attack
- Team Defence
- Creation of space
- Support running
- Contact and the breakdown
- Daily skills including:
- passing skills
- taking the ball into contact
- continuity skills
- evasive running
- defensive skills
- tackle skills
- vision and decision making
- Recovery regimes – theory and practical
- Referee management
- Rugby nutrition
- Goal setting
- One-on-one feedback
US$ 14,000 for a team of 14
Sevens Coach Facilitator: Craig De Goldi
Lineout throwing, scrum, Leadership: Anton Oliver
Aerial possession: Luke Gross
Contact and the breakdown/Defence: Scott Robertson
Mental Skills: Murray Mexted
Referee Management: Chris Pollock
Creation of space, Team Attack : Al Caravelli
Attack, Support running: Christian Cullen/Chris Boyd
Core Skills: Dave Ellis
Strength and Conditioning: Greg Commins