The aim is to identify potential 1st XV players from age groups U13 - U18 and provide an Elite Conditioning and Core Skills program to enhance their development.
CURRICULUM / STRUCTURE
JULY - SEPTEMBER = PHASE 1
Players Nominated to attend training 3x a week at the club.
SEPTEMBER - TESTING
Players tested and selected for Elite Academy
SEPTEMBER - MAY
Conditioning Monday 6.45 - 7.45PM
Core skills and Conditioning 6.30pm - 7.45PM
CORE SKILLS PROGRAM
September - October: HANDLING AND SCANNING
October - November: CONTROLLING CONTACT / GAME SENSE
December: GAME ANALYSIS USING INTERACTIVE SMART BOARD TECHNOLOGY
January: HANDLING AND SCANNING
February - April: DEFENCE / GAME SENSE
REVIEWS AND NOMINATIONS
The Elite Academy is reviewed each Month. Club coaches can nominate players to be assessed for Selection into the Academy process. The coaches have to submit nomination forms by a certain date. The Skills and conditioning Assessment will take place the following Wednesday. If a players is successful he will be asked to attend the remaining sessions.
An unsuccessful player will be informed of his work-ons. This does not mean he can't be nominated the following month for assessment.
Target is to have 30 players in the Elite Academy by the End of next season.