SUMMER RUGBY CAMP
26TH - 30TH JULY
At Apex Rugby Academy we deliver fun and engaging rugby camps during the school holidays. We believe it is our responsibility to provide young rugby players the opportunity to take their performance to the next level.
This year our Aberdeen Summer Rugby Camp will be held at Woodend Playing Fields, Banchory (Home of Deeside Rugby Club) from Monday 26th - Friday 30th July 2021, 9:30am - 4:30pm.
Monday 26th - Friday 30th July 2021
9:30am - 4:30 pm
(Early Drop Off & Late Pick Up Available)
U9-U16 / P4-S4
Woodend Playing Fields,
At Apex Rugby Academy Camps, we believe for our players to fully express themselves and develop, we must provide the best coaches possible to guide the players on their individual journeys. Therefore, all our coaches must not only be able to demonstrate and coach effectively, but they must also be able to create a safe, fun and inclusive learning environment.
Our coaching team features highly experienced UKCC Level 2 Rugby Coaching Qualified Coaches, PE Teachers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Ex - Scottish Rugby Performance Analysts and players who have represented Scotland at various age grades.
Our coaches are dedicated to share the latest rugby techniques, skills and knowledge from the modern game. The coaches will tailor each session to the needs of each individual player to ensure they maximise their potential. All our coaches have a PVG & received Child Protection & SRU 'COVID-19 E-Learning Course' training. Click here to meet our coaches.
The grassroots game is in danger of producing 'passive players' who are not required to think about their actions due to coaches adopting a 'lecturer style' approach. There is a lack of education and awareness in the grassroots game of how to improve performance and personal skills out with a training context, particularly in the youth game.
We have designed interactive & informative workshops to educate players into making good lifestyle habits that promote their personal health and well-being which will benefit their performance and personal development.
Alongside our coaches, we have recruited local professionals to deliver active and informative workshops on Nutrition, Lifestyle, Injury Prevention, Recovery & Sport Psychology.
At Apex Rugby Academy we believe video analysis is an essential tool to each player's development. During coaching sessions, players will be able to receive instant feedback with our video analysis software and equipment which is the same used in the professional game.
Each day the players will be able to review their individual performance. Players can develop their self-evaluation skills, which is an important skill to improve both as a player and individual for wider life. At the end of the week players can look back on their skills and see how far they have come.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DIARY
We want each player to leave our camps as a better individual and better rugby player. Having an awareness of personal growth is vital to be successful. Therefore, each player will receive a 'Player Development Diary' where they can write down their personal goals, and track their strengths & areas for development. Players will also use their diary during our 'Educational Workshops'.
At the end of the week players can refer back to their diary and analyse their specific goals and targets.
INDIVIDUAL SKILLS SESSIONS
It is rare these days that players are able to spend quality time improving their individual skills as most training sessions are team based drills and games. We will provide players the opportunity to spend valuable time to develop their skill set relevant to their preferred playing position.
Players will receive expert tips and advice from our coaches who have played both regional and national age grade rugby. For example there will be: Scrum Half Passing, 9 & 10 Combinations, Jackaling (turnover) Technique, Kicking, Rucking, etc...
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
As players progress up the age grade levels they will be more exposed to Strength & Conditioning. To help them feel more prepared and confident we will deliver a fun, safe and informative 'Introduction to Strength & Conditioning' session.
The session will be led by Connor Hamilton, former Regional Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Scottish Rugby Union, Aberdeen FC Women & Cricket Scotland. Connor will guide the group through all the exercises. The exercises will NOT involve any weight lifting but rather fun active games that encourage strength development through movement.
We are delighted to have visits from professional rugby players to our camps. This year former Scotland & Glasgow Warriors rugby player Ruaridh Jackson will be joining us for a day. There will be an opportunity for photos, autographs, a Q&A and some expert coaching.
TIMETABLE - EXAMPLE
8:15 - 9:15 Early Drop Off ONLY
9:30 - 9:45 Registration
9:45 - 10:00 Warm Up Games
10:00 - 11:15 Daily Theme (Eg: Attack)
11:15 - 12:00 Fun Games
12:00 - 12:45 Video Analysis
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Educational Workshop
14:30 - 15:15 Individual Skills Sessions
15:15 - 16:15 Games / Team Building
16:15 - 16:30 Recovery & Debrief
16:30 - 16:45 Pick Up
16:45 - 17:45 Late Pick Up ONLY
£140 Monday - Friday (9:30 - 16:30)
£165 Monday - Friday (8:15 - 17:45 )
£30 (9:30 - 16:30)
£45 (8:15 - 17:45)
Includes Apex Rugby Academy T Shirt