Coaching Workshop

Posted on Thursday, 13 Feb 2018

Coaching Workshop


A coaching workshop, arranged by Free State Rugby Coaches Association and the Director of Rugby of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, Mr Franco Smith will take place in Bloemfontein from 23 – 24 February 2018.

The aim of the workshop is to provide opportunities for coaches to improve their existing skills and knowledge.


Day1, 23 February 2018:
15:00                     Opening and Welcome
15:15                     What is the way forward? (Can coaches make a difference?)
16:15                     Practical session
                                Core skill development in practice
18:00                     Feedback and questions
18:30                     Vleisbraai

Day 2, 24 February 2018:
08:00                     Coffee and informal discussion
08:15                     Theory – The building blocks in rugby that is suitable for all ages
09:00                     Planning a coaching session and exercises to improve rugby skills
09:45                     Tea Break
10:00                     Practical session – Game management, counter attack, individual coaching, attack shape
11:15                     Line-outs (movement on the floor)
11:40                     Scrums (body position drills)
12:00                     Feedback and questions
13:00                     Closing


Franco Smith                                      Director of Rugby:  Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd
Daan Human                                      Head Coach (Currie Cup)
Izak van der Westhuizen              Free State Academy Manager
Melusi Mthetwa                              Head Coach:  Free State u.21
Sino Ganto                                          Skills and Defence Coach:  Free State u.19
Johan Rourke                                    Conditioning Coach
Albert Keuris                                      Assistant Coach:  Currie Cup

• The registration fee for the seminar is R200 per coach
• The seminar will take place at Toyota Stadium
• Confirm attendance by sending an email to Selvyn at by Friday, 16 February 2018.
• All attending coaches will receive a certificate of attendance

All local coaches, especially provincial school coaches, are encouraged to attend.  These coaches will also be provided with the opportunity to become involved with the Junior Cheetah Teams.

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