Are we failing to prepare our players adequately?

Over the course of my brief coaching career I have been fascinated with the individual player’s execution of the basic skills and the techniques needed to make them work under pressure. During this time I have spoken to many coaches and players at various levels of the game to find out about the correct techniques needed to execute each skill … Read More

Have players forgotten why they play the game?

I think school boy players have lost perspective about sport, their place in the game and more importantly why they play the sport in the first place. Teenage boys place a vast amount of importance on what team they play in, how good their team is and how good they are individually compared to another player. This is nothing new, … Read More

Passing technique, even at professional level, is often very poor…

“Passing technique, even at professional level, is often very poor. How do rugby players who earn a living from the game not know how to pass a ball so that the receiver doesn’t have to stop/jump/dive forward/reach behind him to get the ball?  Skills development is sadly neglected in South Africa and is a symptom of a deeper problem that … Read More

u16A 2012 Pre-Season Report

The u16A squad for 2012 have been hard at work for 9 weeks already with a core focus on conditioning and skills. This group have taken to training extremely well with good dedication and perseverance even though the 2012 Rugby season is still a while away. Conditioning has been headed by Qualified Biokineticist, Lorando Ressou, who did a fantastic job … Read More

u16A Video Highlights

Check out the SACS u16A side’s end of year highlights video. This team scored 47 tries during the 2011 season and played some superb running rugby at times. Have a look and enjoy seeing the boys in action again.