Academy Programs

We have designed a range of programs to suit youth and adult athletes of all skill levels. Importantly, we have created ways for parents, friends and patrons to support athletes develop their rugby kicking skills.

 
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Kicking Clinics

A fun 90-minute kicking session with 8 athletes. The clinic is focussed on learning basic kicking mechanics such as balance and focus. We then develop a range of essential kick types; punt, grubber and goal. This session ends with everyone participating in a kicking competition.
Keywords: 90 mins, warm up, basics drills and kicking comp
Age groups: 10+

 
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Kicking Camp

An action-packed day of kicking in groups of 8 athletes. The camp is designed to be an entertaining mix of drills and games that encompass all foundational skills of rugby kicking.

We help athletes develop several types of kicks in the camp: punt, grubber, drop and goal. Additionally, each athlete will get video analysis of their goal kicking.

The day ends will a fast-moving forcebacks kicking competition. Each player will receive a badge and certificate for each individual kick performance.
Keywords: 1 day, video, forcebacks, +clinic
Age groups: 10+

 
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Summer Kicking Training

For the eight weeks leading up to the winter rugby season, athletes can enjoy a light series of kicking clinics. These sessions are planned to fit between the summer sports schedule and are played in the late afternoon when Sydney cools down from the summers day.

This program is specialised to help prepare serious rugby kickers for the coming season. Each week is dedicated to one specific kick and will cover drills, kick-specific games and competition. The kicks types we will include: Drop Kick, Goal Kick, Box Kick, Up and Under Kick, Chip and Chase Kick, Punt Kick, and Torpedo Kick.

Each player will receive a badge and certificate for each individual kick performance. The training program culminates in an epic forcebacks competition and BBQ for family and friends.
Keywords: Summer, 8 weeks clinic, forceback tournament
Age groups: 11+

 
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Winter Training Program

This is a selective program that aims incorporates in-game feedback for the athlete. The eight-week program will go deep into kicking, with each week being dedicated to one specific kick and will cover drills, kick-specific games and competitions. The kicks types we will include: Drop Kick, Goal Kick, Box Kick, Up and Under Kick, Chip and Chase Kick, Punt Kick, and Torpedo Kick.

Each athlete will get video analysis of their goal kicking and will receive a badge and certificate for each individual kick performance. Each athlete's kicking report will also benchmark accuracy and power for each kick.

A coaches recommendation will be required, and these sessions are conducted on Monday evenings.
Keywords: Winter, 8 weeks clinic, forceback tournament, video, badges
Age groups: 12+

 
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Academy: Training Scholarship

This grants high potential athletes the chance to participate in our winter training program on a scholarship basis. A patron will sponsor the athlete for winter training program, so fees are waived for the athlete. 

The scholarship also grants the athlete with a guaranteed place in our Kicking Combine.
Keywords: Scholarship, Winter, 8 weeks clinic, forceback tournament, video, badges
Age groups: 12+

 
 
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Kicking Combine

This is invite-only NFL-style combine which showcases kicking skills to coaches, general managers, and scouts. The combine aims to test the breadth of kicking skills. The program includes:
40-yard dash
Physical measurements
Distance and accuracy test x 7: Drop Kick, Goal Kick, Box Kick, Up and Under Kick, Chip and Chase Kick, Punt Kick, and Torpedo Kick.
Forcebacks Finale
Keywords: combine, pathways, showcase, club rugby, representative rugby, schoolboys
Age groups: 16+

 
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Coaching Intro Course

All our coaches study under Mike Parsons, our Founder and Kicking Coach for Petersham Rugby.  Our coaching course is based on the athlete. Kicking is both physically and mentally challenging for them, so we ensure coaches build these two areas.

The coaching course includes shadowing certified kicking coaches, drafting kicker profiles, reviewing kick benchmarks, planing kicking sessions and player and parent communication.