When we embarked on offering virtual sessions to our members we weren’t sure if it would be successful or if there would be any interest at all. We were pleasantly surprised at the response and it continues today as individuals rewatch at their leisure. We started with three subject matter experts from the TRU and then we expanded to another three for a total of six. Overall we shared 33 videos on various topics ranging from how to structure practices, speed training, a coaches roundtable and weeks of virtual programming.
At this time we’ve concluded our virtual sessions for 2020 and appreciate everyone’s participation! If you’d like to provide any feedback, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All sessions can be rewatched using the links below or on our Youtube channel.
Special thanks to all of our SMEs, ARPTC, Gordon Hanlon, Justin Goonan, TRRA, Bryson Tucker and Dallen Stanford.
ARPTC VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
ARPTC offered 12 weeks of sessions looking at various topics like attacking strategy, defensive strategy, roles vs positions, kicking and more.
COACHING PHILOSOPHY – GORDON HANLON
Gordon’s second session focused on his coaching philosophies around planning practice sessions while understanding the flow as well as games based vs drill based activities at training.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING – JUSTIN GOONAN
Justin shared his extensive knowledge of S&C by focusing on his 4 pillars of performance and how to evaluate your performance to create a more efficient training routine.
ANALYZING VIDEO & THE TOOLS REQUIRED – GORDON HANLON
Join Gordon to learn how to approach the game from an analytical point of view, using both statistical & video analysis tools, software and more.
RUGBY BROADCASTING – DALLEN STANFORD
What does it take to be a broadcaster in rugby? Dallen will take you through his journey including tips for all those aspiring commentators!
SPEED TRAINING AND RUNNING MECHANICS – BRYSON TUCKER
Ballistic movements like running can be detrimental to an athlete if not performed correctly. Should you allow someone to put 300lbs on their back and perform squats with bad form? Definitely not! Bryson takes us through his speed training oprogram focusing on proper running mechanics.
ADVANTAGE RUGBY REFEREE RETURN TO REFEREEING
In partnership with the Texas Rugby Referees and Advantage Refereeing, we bring you a 4-part series focusing on all things refereeing. While this is focused on referees, we encourage coaches to watch so they can have a peek at the referee’s focus.