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players 18 and above)

The University of Queensland Rugby Academy in association with the
Boston Irish Wolfhounds is conducting an advanced coaching clinic for
Players and Coaches.

24 - 26 August, 2007

The camp is being held at the Needham High School.

One lucky participant at the camp will be awarded a 10 week scholarship
to attend the University of Queensland Rugby Academy High Performance
Player Development Program in Queensland Australia. The scholarship
covers the cost of flights, accommodation and rugby tuition.

Take your game to the next level with the UQRA's player and coach
education camp.
Registrations commence at 2pm on 24th of August and conclude at 5pm on
the 26th of August.

About UQ Rugby Academy:
UQRA specializes in the design and delivery of education development
programs to meet the needs of players and coaches. We deliver a
pre-eminent package combining sports science, athlete analysis and
supreme rugby tuition. Applying best practice recommendations from
Australian Rugby Union High Performance Skill Development Models, the
Academy is cutting edge.

Latest Rugby Techniques and Analysis
Through a unique combination of the latest advancements in on-field and
video-based coaching, players & coaches will acquire the latest
information on all technical, tactical and decision-making aspects of:

Unit Skills: Set Piece - Back Play, Forward Restarts, Lineouts & Scrums
Core Skills: Catch/Pass, Breakdown, Defense & Running Lines
Position Specific & Individual Skills
Latest Sports-Science
Players and coaches will receive the latest info relating to nutrition,
psychology, and strength & conditioning specific to rugby.

Each player will undertake a battery of tests which will ascertain
physiological capabilities, visual cues for decision-making, and
learning style preferences (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
Latest Video Analysis Techniques

During the Level 2 course coaches will be introduced to the Sports
Performer video analysis software and shown how to maximize the benefit
of the technology in reviewing games, preparing training sessions,
analyzing the opposition and providing players with targeted individual

To download a copy of the camp program please click here


James Holbeck
UQRA Skill Acquisition PhD Research Scholar & Backs Coordinator

Assistant Coach (Backs), Randwick Premier Grade in NSWRU Premier Rugby
Technical Advisor, Randwick Premier Grade - Undefeated Premier's NSW
Premier Rugby 2004
Currently ARU Level II accredited and completed the Waratah's Advanced
Coaching Program in 2005

Wallabies 1997 - 2001 (7 Tests)
ACT Brumbies 1996 - 2003
Australian U21's 1994
Randwick Premier grade 1993 - 2001
Mick Heenan
UQ Rugby Academy consultant forwards coach

Head Coach Premier Grade GPS Old Boys 2002 - 2007 (Assistant 2003)
Premier North (Brisbane Representative side) XV (Co-coach) 2005
Premier Selection XV (Co-coach) 2004
Queensland 'A' Assistant Coach - Forwards, 2003
Head Coach Reserve Grade GPS Old Boys 2001
Head Coach Colts 1 GPS Old Boys 2001
Tabai Matson
UQ Rugby Academy consultant backs coach

Assistant Coach (Backs) UQ Rugby Premier Grade 2006
Assistant Coach Yamaha Japanese Top League 2004 - 2006
Head Coach Yamaha Japanese Top League 2003 - 2004

Yamaha 2001 - 2005
Brive 1999 - 2000
All Blacks 1995 - 1996
Canterbury Crusaders 1996 - 1998
Canterbury NPC 1994 - 1998

Players - $200 per person
Coaches - $275 per person
(Groups of 10 or more - coaches attend free)

Camp notes and drill sheet
Evaluation version of Sports Performer Video Analysis software
Lunches on Saturday and Sunday
UQ Rugby Academy Shirt

The following hotels are close to the facility:

Sheraton-Needham, 100 Cabot St, Needham, MA (1.21 miles away)
Holiday Inn, 399 Grove St, Newton, MA (3.50 miles away) 617-969-5300
Days Inn, 1800 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA (6.28 miles away)

Registrations & Payment:

A $75 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place at the
camp. Full payment is due by the 30th of July 2007.

1. Read Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Camp Schedule Click Here

2. Complete online registration (click here)

3. Print out waiver, sign and fax to +617 3371 7229 and send original
via mail to:

Attn: David Muir
UQ Rugby Academy
PO Box 6087
St Lucia 4067
QLD Australia

NB: You must complete both online registration and waiver to register

For more information:
For more information on the camp please visit the UQ Rugby Academy
website or contact:
Academy CEO David Muir:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 402 967 966


"The camp was most beneficial in seeing high performance coach's model
best practices. The technical aspects are state of the art and the camp
covers every component of individual and team play. I'd recommend it to
any level coach interested in developing his or her knowledge and
understanding of the game."
Salty Thompson, USA U19s Coach

I have been to many coaching courses over the years and I found The UQ
camp to be the most useful one I have ever attended. Having coaches
available that are actively involved in professional Rugby in Australia
was tremendous. Being able to ask detailed questions and to discuss
tactical and technical points was also great and really helped me. I
whole heartedly recommend the camp to any coach who wants to improve his
Mike Purcell, Former USA Eagles player and World 15 player

"I found the coaching seminar not just generally informative but
technically specific, up to date and very relevant to the modern game at
our level. Many of the technical aspects of the seminar were backed up
with sound rationales based upon up to date scientific data. I also
found the examples used in the video clips and photos relevant. They
were current clips taken from the UQ Rugby Academy team. Far more
relevant than watching clips of international games where the game is
very different due to the professionalism of the athletes and the
different refereeing emphasizes. I would recommend any coach who is
curious about the deeper technical detail of how and what to coach to
attend the workshop. I believe this workshop is an excellent
accompaniment to the current USA Rugby Coach Development courses."
Jonathan Griffin, Head Coach Stanford University


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