Yelm, Washington

Advanced Coaching Clinic - November 9 thru 11


This email is to inform you and your coaching staff that RugbyWa along with Pacific Northwest Rugby Union have put together a three day, advanced coachng clinic.
This advanced clinic is an extension of the clinic held at UPS last year. The instructor, Jono Phillips of New Zealand, was the recent High Performance Manager for the Super 15 franchise – the Wellington Hurricanes. Jono will be assisted by Salty Thompson, the current HSAA head coach.
The moneys from this clinic help to provided funds rugbyWA’s High School Logger All Star programs.
Read the course content below and decide how many of your coaches will be attending this year. There has been a convenient onling registration form created on the RugbyWa websit under "registration" link on the navigational bar at the top of the page. There is limited space so sign up now and look forward to a cutting edge clinic that will help you and your coaches understand the latest instructional techniques and skills to advance your rugby team with the ever changing flux of the sport.
Course Content
Skill Development
· Clean out
· Tackle Techniques
· Jackal Techniques
· Handling (catch and pass)
· Fending
· Evasion
· Conditioning games
Contact area attack and defense - systems and decision making
· Developing phase play attack
· Developing and coaching patterns of play
· Decision-making and recognizing opportunities
Cost and Registration – Limited Attendees
· $150 per coach. Must register by October 31st. $175 after Oct 31st.
Dates / Facility
· Friday Nov 9th – Sunday Nov 11th
· University of Puget Sound (UPS), Tacoma, Washington
· Friday Evening 6pm-9pm
· Saturday 10am- 5pm (Lunch Provided)
· Sunday 9am – 3pm (Lunch provided)
· Mark Sullivan [email protected]
· Pete Sullivan [email protected]

Cut to the chase here is the link to the rugbyWA registration form:

Since the the above message came out there were a few questions…
a. Is this the USA Rugby coaching clinic needed for USA Rugby CertificationNo, this is not the coaching clinic for certification. This is an advanced coaching clinic that will earn you educational credits towards your ongoing certification. The number of educational credits this will earn is still being determined by USA rugby. There will be a coarse for earning ones USA Rugby Certification coming up. 
 Questions asked were:
b. Can the coarse be taken in parts i.e. just one or two days rather than all three. – As of today no, we have no provisions for this.
c. Can I sign up if I don’t belong to one of the rugbyWA youth teams – Yes. Select either a RugbyWA team from the drop down box in the registration form or enter your club affiliation in the non RugbyWa text box.
Coaches… One question to all of you…
If you are having regular touch sessions or even fall skills sessions please reply with whether the sessions are for boys, girls or both, days and or dates, times, and what age grades the sessions are focused on.

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