Baylor Rugby Set to Host Auckland Rugby Academy for Coaching and Player Clinics

Baylor Rugby is excited to announce the launch of a series of high performance coach and player clinics in partnership with the Auckland Rugby Academy to be held November 4th-5th (two day coaching clinic) and November 11th & 12th (one day players clinic) at Baylor University. Academy GM Ant Strachan and HP Coach Brent Semmons will join Baylor’s Director of Rugby Mason Hering to produce two weekends of world class High Performance rugby clinics in the heart of central Texas.

On November 4th & 5th coaches from around the US are invited to head to Waco for a two day advanced high performance coaching clinic. The clinic costs $200 per attendee which includes lunch, a t-shirt, and USA Rugby professional development credits. A limited number of registrations are available so sign up today. For more information on the HP coaching clinic and to register visit http://baylorrugby.org/auckland-rugby-academy-high-performance-coaching-clinic

The following weekend two single day high performance player clinics will commence. Both Saturday Nov 11th and Sunday Nov 12th will be identical clinics so there’s no reason to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. The player clinic cost is $100 per attendee which includes lunch and a t-shirt. For more information on the HP player clinics and to register visit http://baylorrugby.org/auckland-rugby-academy-high-performance-player-clinic

The Coaches

Academy GM Ant Strachan

Ant played for the All Blacks from 1992-93-95 including the RWC in South Africa. He also represented Otago, Auckland & North Harbour at first class level (includes over 100 first class games) A strong High Performance background across both professional organisations, the Blues and Auckland Rugby. Has coached both club & school teams since 2010 including high performance athlete academy programmes.

HP Coach Brent Semmons

Brent played premier and first class rugby in New Zealand. His coaching career is very extensive coaching at NZ schools level winning both 15s & 7s National titles. His club and representative coaching record is exemplary including stints with both North Harbour and Auckland Teams. He has also coached professionally in Europe.

Here’s a short video of what life is like for Academy attendees:

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