PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
incorporating the UWA RUGBY RED SHIRT Programme
'UWA Rugby, moving forward’
UWA Rugby is proud to launch another major offering in the growing range of support and assistance available to its players: the Player Development Programme (PDP)
Uni Rugby welcomes all players to participate.
Who are the coaches?
- Steve McFarland Head Coach UWA Premier Grade
- Assisting and mentoring all senior club coaching personnel and supporting squad skills development
- U18 Coach 2012: Kathal (Buddha) Spence
- U20 Coach 2012: Colin Richardson
- U20 Coach Green and Redshirt program: James Dunne
Aligned with the Player Development Program is the club's innovative "Redshirt Strength and Conditioning Program", led by UWA Rugby player and PhD student, James Dunne. This program is specific to UWA Rugby members and will be held at the UWA Sport Science, Exercise and Health facilities post-season 2012 and pre-season 2013.
More videos are available in the video gallery
To access the UWA program flyer click on UWA Rugby Red Shirt Program.
What does the program involve?
The program is a 3-month (for those 18yrs and older) or 1-month (17yrs and under) strength, power lifting and movement efficiency program run over the off-season.
It consists of a generalised strength and technique development phase, followed by position-specific training.
Athletes of all levels will have the opportunity to participate in a program designed to cater for elite level rugby players.
Programs are designed by elite strength coaches and administered by UWA Sport Scientists and Strength and Conditioning Coaches.
Coaches will manage small groups of athletes, and will be able to tailor specific strength and conditioning programs to an individual’s positional requirements and performance needs.
Benefits to the athlete
This is an exciting opportunity for rugby players to participate in a program to improve athletic performance and to be taught correct weight lifting practices.
Size, strength, power and movement efficiency are vital for success in rugby union. This program will provide you with the opportunity to become the best athlete you can be.