Our experiences for coaches and support staff offer a range of options to suit your requirements.

One Week Programme

  • Coaches will observe Crusader trainings and learn the fundamentals of what makes them so successful
  • Interactive sessions with coaches and players
  • Learn how to prepare for and analyse a game
  • Positional specific specialists will coach in the key areas of the game
  • An individual player development model will be presented and discussed
  • Attend a Super Rugby match

Five Week Programme

  • Coaches will meet and discuss their strengths and weaknesses which will form the initial "Stocktake"
  • An Individual Coach Development Plan across our 6 Pillars will be introduced (plan and assess)
  • Complete an online Coaching Diary to be shared by key staff here and overseas
  • Follow the Crusaders campaign on and off the field
  • Learn about Game analysis systems and how it is presented to the team/individuals
  • Observe Academy, Canterbury and Crusader coaching sessions
  • Observe and assist with a local Division 1 club team
  • Complete some local coaching qualifications
  • Meet with key coaching staff from Canterbury and the Crusaders (Skills, Strength and Conditioning, Attack, Defence, Set Piece)
  • Spend time working with Coach Development Officers
  • Meet and discuss LTAD and Canterbury Academy with the Academy Manager
  • Observe and assist with some IHPU Coaching sessions
  • Look at other sporting HP models
  • Enjoy some Kiwi hospitality
  • Live and Breathe Rugby for 5 Weeks!