The success the Canterbury and BNZ Crusaders teams have had is largely attributable to its rich history of quality coaches. Steve Hansen, Wayne Smith, Robbie Deans, Rob Penney, Todd Blackadder and Scott Robertson are just some of the successful coaching alumni.
In 2020 we are offering development opportunities for aspiring professional coaches to learn about our unique Crusaders coaching structures and environment.
• The Crusader Way
• Team attack & defence
• Back attack & defence
• Set piece – scrums & lineouts
• Skill development – run/catch/pass, breakdown, tackle technique, attack & defence shape & more
• Strength & conditioning
• Role of the analyst – game preview & reviews
• Talent identification & player development
• Crusader Academy Environment
• Game planning – principles of play
• High performing teams
• GPS – use of data
• NZ Culture – learn the haka!
• Attend live Crusaders coaching sessions
• Attend live super rugby game
• Attend & coach live Crusader International Academy sessions
27th April - 9th May