Mike loves rugby and everything about it. From the athleticism and skills to the strategy and teamwork it takes to enjoy the game.
Mike currently coaches junior rugby at Trinity Grammar School and is the Kicking Coach for Petersham RUFC – the Division One Club Champions of NSW Suburban Rugby in 2017.
Mike works with both junior and senior players to improve all aspects of their kicking game. From the essential Punt kick to Goal kicking and everything in between.
Mike runs four different kicking programs:
- Individual Coaching
- Kicking Clinics – Essentials
- Kicking Clinics – Advanced
- Elite Player mentoring
Mike focusses on empowering athletes by starting with questions and kicking awareness. Mike empowers the athlete by teaching drills that can be replicated by the athlete for individual training and game preparation.
Core training exercises:
- Stretching and warm up
- Essential drills: Drop Kick, Up-and-Under, Box kick, Grubber, Chip-and-Chase, Punt, Penalty shots and conversions
- Video analysis of mechanics
- Fun games to measure improvements
A special mention must go to George Montgomery one of Mike’s athletes. George played as the fly half for the men’s 1st XV for Petersham in 2017. Not only did he lead the club in all kicking metrics, but he also leads the entire division. Adding his five tries to his mighty kicking effort, he finished the regular season as the highest scorer of all NSW Suburban rugby. Well done George.
Mike also worked with talented young players at Trinity and Petersham. He’ll be working with them for many seasons to help them grow into great rugby kickers.