Try Rugby USA Roadshow: Coaches Clinic

February 8, 2016

Try Rugby USA Roadshow: Coaches Clinic




Press Release: TRY Rugby USA, Premiership Rugby, British Council, Tiger Rugby, USA Rugby, London Irish, Saracens and Gilbert

“Try Rugby USA Roadshow
Coach Education Session Synopsis

Saturday, February 20 – Morris, NJ at Morris County Public Safety Academy

Time: 11:00am-5:30pm

Presenters: Premiership Rugby (4 Coach Educators, 1 CSR) British Council/FOBC (2 reps), Tiger Rugby (4 coaches all 200 level or higher certified)

Session Synopsis
Please note that session topics will vary based on the specific areas of interests of registered session participants and the specialized expertise of Premiership Rugby coach educators conducting the sessions

Registration & Intro

Registration and meet for coffee. Coaches will be available to mingle
Introduction to PRL and BC

Strength & Conditioning Session
(In Gym/Weight Room)

Split group into 3-4 and then rotate them through 3-4 different topic stations

Topics may include:
Functional Strength
The role of supplements
Cool Down/Post-Match

Problem Solving Interactive Session
(Auditorium/Meeting Space)

PRL coach will give an intro to the topic to be discussed and then group broken into smaller groups to work collectively and collaboratively on the challenge to design a solution – each group has a PRL or Tiger coach sitting with them guiding them through the interaction

Topic may include:
o Player profiling for recruitment
o Session vs season planning
o Player positional profiling and KPI’s.
o The concept of continuity or general movement
o Go forward
o Attack space
o Life of the ball
o Early support players
o Late support players
o Introduction to video analysis

Hot Topics – Premiership Rugby Insights & Best Practices Sessions

3-4 hot topic talk/ short presentations followed by questions from the audience

Topics may include:
o Creating a professional player. What does the Academy and player pathway in the UK look like?
o What is culture and how do we integrate it into our team, clubs and the greater community?
o The how to handle/nurture/train the crossover athlete?
o Creating cohesion in club, team and community
o Mental skills and discipline
o Life skills/rugby skills integration
o Inside the mind of the player – the player/coach connection
o Building a coaching team and working with club management/owner/board/stakeholders

Commitment to Community & Club Capacity Building Session

Presentations on PRL and CSR and community in the U.K

PRL partnership with BC and introduction to Try Rugby USA – Q&A format

Focus on Fundamentals Session
(Outside on the pitch)

A skills progression session using one of the local youth rugby clubs as test subjects.

Break group into 3-4 smaller groups that rotate between skills stations

Topics May Include:

o Catch-pass
o Breakdown
o Scrums
o Lineouts
o Safe Tackle technique
o Head positioning
o Transition from flag/touch to tackle
o Layering progressions
o Spatial relationships in defense
o Tactical kicking/penalties/punting/grub kick
o Kick-off receipt

Open Discussion and Q&A Session
(Auditorium/Meeting Space or Outside Weather Permitting)

Panel of PRL and Tiger coaches with discussion/debate open audience Q&A session
o Building youth programs
o How PRL perspective of the US market
o Growth of 7s vs 15s
o Olympic impact
o Growth of women’s rugby
o Introducing athletes new to the game (Crossover athletes in U.S)
o Finding the right opportunities for player development
o What clubs can do to strengthen their community ties
o How to deal with lack of referees in the game
o What resources are out there to become a better coach

Post Session Social

Coaches will be invited to join the PRL and Tiger Coaches for informal interaction and further discussions at local pub.”

Thanks New York Rugby Business Network for sharing this great event.

The London Irish play the Saracens in the first ever Premiership Rugby regular season League match at Red Bull Arena on March 12th. Match tickets are on sale now at The Legacy Agency is promoting this event in the United States.

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