Junior Brolga Academy 2020

HOLIDAY CLINIC – NOW OPEN

Townsville and District Rugby Union will be hosting 3 Junior Brolga Holiday Clinics this upcoming school holiday break. We will be heading to the Burdekin, Charters Towers and Townsville to run fun activities and skill sessions for all U8 – U11 registered club players!

ACADEMY – PRESEASON ENROLMENTS OPEN!

Enrolments are now open for the Junior Brolga Academy Preseason program (Feb 2020). With over 200 Junior Players taking part in 2018/19 programs positions are expected to fill quickly. 2020’s Preseason program will take a different approach to Academies in recent years with a new format. There will be a 90 minute session run at Townsville, Ingham, Charters Towers and Burdekin (dates & times below):

  • Burdekin – 4pm-5:30pm, Monday 10th February @Casalegno Field, Ayr
  • Ingham – 4pm-5:30pm, Wednesday the 12th of February @TBC
  • Charters Towers – 4pm-5:30pm, Monday the 17th of February @Dave Thomas Oval, CT
  • Townsville – 4pm-5:30pm (Development), 5pm-6:30pm (Intermediate & Advanced) Wednesday 19th February @Mike Carney Toyota Park

Following the sessions above, all four regions will attend a camp at Mike Carney Toyota Park across two days. Camp Details:

  • Venue: Mike Carney Toyota Park, 165 Hugh St – Currajong
  • Day 1 – Saturday the 22nd of February – 3pm-8pm
  • Day 2 – Sunday the 23rd of February – 7am-12pm

COST: $150 Per Player – INCLUDES: Training Jersey, Bucket Hat, 10+ hours of training & education (No Accommodation included). PLEASE NOTE: If the player is a returning member of the 2019 Postseason Academy the cost it – $130 (Excludes Training Jersey, player must wear previous Academy Jersey)

To register for the 2020 preseason Brolga Academy:

CLICK HERE

2020 Pre Season Academy Content

Development – (U11-12 Mixed)

  1. Physical Testing – Height/Weight, 10m/40m Sprint, Vertical Jump, Horizontal Jump
  2. Rugby Skills – Catch & Pass, Tackle Technique, Tackle Contest, Game Awareness
  3. Athletic Development – Running and Sprint Technique, Injury Prevention & Management

Intermediate –  (U13-14 Boys and U13-14 Girls)

  1. Physical Testing – Height/Weight, 10m/40m Sprint, Vertical Jump, Horizontal Jump
  2. Rugby Skills – Catch & Pass, Tackle Technique, Tackle Contest, Ground Skills, Game Awareness, Position Specific
  3. Game Awareness – Video Review and Match Analysis, Communication Skills & Development
  4. Athletic Development – Running & sprint technique, Strength & Conditioning introduction, Injury Prevention & Management

Advanced (U15-18 Boys and U15-U18 Girls)

  • Physical Testing – Height/Weight, 10m/40m Sprint, Vertical Jump, Horizontal Jump, Strength testing
  • Rugby Skills – Catch & Pass, Tackle Technique, Tackle Contest, Ground Skills, Game Awareness, Position Specific skill training
  • Game Awareness – Video Review & Match Analysis, Attack & Defence Principles, Communication Skills & Development, Counterattack
  • Athletic Development – Running & Sprint technique, Plyometrics, Strength & Conditioning, Injury Prevention & Management, Flexibility, Sports Nutrition

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Junior Brolga Academy is a training program designed collectively by Represetative level coaches with decades of experience. The program moves away from a team focus and works with improving indivuals core Rugby skills.

The Program runs over two select periods, the Pre-season and the Post-season Academies. The Pre-season program has more of a focus on getting its participants ‘contact ready’ and introduces a number of Injury prevention aspects as well as developing a physical fitness. The Post-season program focuses more on skill acquisition and development.

Both programs focus on the basics relevant to each age group for both Boys and Girls.

  • Catching and Passing
  • Tracking and Tackle
  • Tackle Contest and Groundwork
  • Position Specific Skills

The program is designed to increase the standard of Junior Rugby in the Townsville & District at a grassroots level – giving all players of all experiences the opportunity to better their Rugby skills in a safe and enjoyable environment with the fantastic local coaches.

The Junior Brolga Academy Progam will look to incorporate the following aspects over the next 2 years to see the program become more professional exposing players to Rep level coaching, analysis and goal setting.

  • Training and game video analysis
  • Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition
  • Physical Testing
  • Position Specfic Coaching and Mentoring