Intermediate Players Course

Intermediate Players Course at our April 2021 Academy

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As young rugby players transition through their early-mid teen years, raw talent and ability begins to shine through and promising talent becomes exposed.

The Intermediate Players Course was designed to nurture the raw talent of young rugby players, laying the foundation for optimal development through their teen years.

Crafted specifically for rugby players aged 14-15 years old, this programme provides an introduction to a range of skills at an advanced level – with the objective of building a strong platform of knowledge and habits that will allow for maximum development in future years.

The Intermediate Players Course covers the following modules:

  • Values & Standards
  • An introduction to Strength & Conditioning
  • An introduction to Nutrition
  • An introduction to Mental Skills
  • An introduction to video analysis and self-review
  • Game awareness, vision and decision-making
  • Principles of Attack
  • Principles of Defence
  • Position-Specific skills, roles and responsibilities
  • Unit skills
  • Recovery

Each Intermediate Players Course participant is allocated a Position-Specific specialist – often a current or former international coach or player. This coach will teach the player 1:1 and introduce them to the skills required in their position.

Phil Waugh giving our IPC Back Rowers halftime feedback

Course and Position-Specific Assessments are provided by the Course Facilitator and Position-Specific Coach respectively. This provides participants with a clear understanding of their strengths and work-ons – and where their future in the game lies. This ultimately creates a development plan and informs the player’s training in years to come.

Course fee of $2,250 includes:

  • 1 x Course Assessment
    An appraisal that provides insight into the participant’s technical, tactical, physical and mental attributes
  • 1 x Position-Specific Assessment
    An appraisal which discusses the participant’s positional future in the game, identifying player strengths and key work-ons for optimal improvement
  • All training and tuition
  • An IRAA Training Shirt
  • All food for the duration of the programme (fully catered)
  • Accommodation for the full duration of the programme (4 nights)

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