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2021 Coach Programme

The success of the Crusaders and Canterbury is largely attributed to our rich history of quality coaches. Steve Hansen, Wayne Smith, Robbie Deans, Rob Penney, Todd Blackadder and Scott Robertson are just some of our successful coaching alumni.  In 2021 we are offering development opportunities for aspiring professional coaches to learn about our unique coaching structures and environment.

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

Crusaders 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 Crusaders International Academy sessions

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