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Brumbies Coaching Course Coming To Georgia Tech

brumbiesby Ted Hardy

The Brumbies of the Super 15 will be in the United States next weekend as they host a two-day Advanced Rugby Coaching Course. Held January 11-12, 2014 on the campus of Georgia Tech, the “Brumbies Rugby” 2-Day Advanced Coaching Course is the first of a range of courses that Brumbies Rugby intends to roll out for the benefit of assisting coaches in their individual development. This course builds on previous courses that Nick Leah has presented in the United States, both with The University of Queensland Rugby Academy and also the Queensland Rugby Union.

Leah is currently the Brumbies’ Academy Program & Business Manager, but has served in a number of positions with the Brumbies. Leah has also held a number of coaching posts including Head Coach of the University of Queensland, Manager and Head Coach of the Brumbies’ Academy squad, Assistant Coach for Australia 7s, Assistant Coach for the Melbourne Rebels, and Director of Rugby at Brisbane Boys College, among a number of other rugby coaching positions.

The course broadly introduces all the interdependent variables and networks that drive performance, while utilizing case study examples from different environments, which often presented alternate methods of intervention, but with the same desired outcome. While the Brumbies transformation from 13th place in Super Rugby in 2011 to 2nd place in 2013 with the most inexperienced squad in Super Rugby is utilized as the primary case study.

Through participation in these courses, Coaches will be provided with practical solutions that are applicable for all levels of coaching – from youth through to elite.

Among the subjects to be covered over the two-day course include:

  • Skill acquisition & Learning outcomes
  • Mental toughness
  • Building your attack
  • Building your defense
  • Building your set pieces
  • Team climate & culture development
  • Effective coaching & many more

Positions are still open for the event. The registration deadline for the course is this coming Friday January 3, 2014. The cost for the course is $205 and each participant will receive 10 USA Rugby Coach Development Credits.

To register, follow this link.


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