Mark and Scott have over 15 years of playing experience between them and have worked with a number of world class coaches in both 15-a-side and 7-a-side formats. Through this, they have developed their own unique coaching philosophy, shaped by the valuable lessons learned throughout their professional and international playing careers. They are passionate about passing this knowledge on to enable others to benefit at all levels of the game.
So, why sevens? Simply put, we believe that the abbreviated version of the game develops all the necessary skills required to become a well-rounded player – a player who can pass off both hands, develop a strong kicking game, beat an opponent with footwork and defend space.
Each day at our camps is split into two sessions. The aim of the first session is to explore and develop different aspects of the game through skill-specific stations. These are designed to expose players to all of the above skills - giving each player a sense of their strengths and weaknesses – with tailored coaching on how they can be improved.
Afternoon sessions are based on small-sided, sevens specific games. This way, players are highly involved and are able to get lots of touches of the ball, allowing them to put their learnings from the earlier session into practise. The structure of these games also provides the opportunity for players to improve their understanding and awareness when it comes to utilising space and beating defenders.
To ensure the players’ get adequate feedback over the course of the three days, we are committed to having no more than 14 players to one coach. This also ensures attendees are always involved in practices and facilitates the use of small-sided games - and the seven-a-side rugby we all love!
By the end of our camps, players are equipped with the knowledge they need to improve and develop their performance, both individually and as part of a team. Attendees leave inspired about being involved in the sport, with a greater understanding of the importance of physical activity, being part of a team, and the nutrition required to enable players to perform at their best.
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