UR7s is looking to develop the rugby 7s olympians of tomorrow at Academies across the UK and around the world. Working with the very best coaches with International Rugby 7s experience, young players aged 13-18 get an insight into the game that they cannot get anywhere else. With all eyes on the now on Olympics in Tokyo (2020) the Academy gives students a chance to understand what it takes to play Rugby 7s at the highest level and put them on that path to success. With all of the skills learnt in the Academy being wholly transferable to the XV aside game, the Academy is for students of all sizes, positions and ages looking to improve as young rugby players
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The Academy Program
World Class Coaches
The UR7s Academy is coached by some of the best young coaches and players in the UK with former England 7s stars like Mat Turner, Christian Lewis-Pratt, Chris Cracknell (Fiji 7s) and Wales stars Richie Pugh & Sam Cross taking the roles of Head Coach. Each of the Academies will have full-time coaches from international 7s backgrounds whilst also being complimented by current International 7s players currently plying their trade on the World Sevens Series.
With rugby 7s now an Olympic sport and the olympians of Rio 2016 and onwards coming from the current schoolboy generation the academy aims to help students not only develop as rugby players but also take advise from international coaches on what is required if they have ambitions to further their rugby 7s after school.
The Academy will take the form of practical rugby sessions, classroom work on how to prepare for tournaments and gym sessions working on power and speed that is transferable to the rugby field. The Academy will include a number of sessions and skill work that current international sides are working on themselves.
To Gym or Not to Gym
With schoolboys often placing too much emphasis on training in the gym and supplements there will also be classroom sessions on nutrition and supplements during the academy.
For all of the students that excel within any of UR7s' programs, they will be highlighted by coaches and invited to join the National Academy program that runs annually starting with a residential camp at Hartpury College and includes tournaments and tours for all age-groups alongside meeting on a monthly basis for training sessions with the UR7s Academy elite coaches.
Take home skills and resources
At the end of the 3 days, students will go away with a developed knowledge of the game, full gym training programmes and nutritional guidelines to guarantee the best preparation for rugby 7s as well some great stash and an experience working with some of the best players and coaches in the world.
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