As the season has drawn to a close, the following things are essential for us as a squad to attend in the next ten days to evaluate what’s happened this year and prepare for next season. After this, we can rest, forget about rugby and come back refreshed for pre season. Read below for overview and this takes into account the gym and core programmes given to players from their 1:1 management meetings,
Thursday 16th – End of Season evaluation/player input
Venue: Clubhouse 1830-2000
My overview of the season including an opportunity for players to evaluate areas of the season and state their wish list for changes for next year.
Thursday 16th – Body composing testing by Gary Walsh
Venue: Clubhouse 2000 – 2100 (3 minutes per player)
Gary will be at the club to test each players body composition, BMI etc. This will be used as a base for the same test that will be performed on the first pre season training session for 2013/14 season.
This is subsidised by the club at a cost of 2 euro per player
Tuesday 21st – Functional screening analysis by Gary Walsh
Venue: WCRFC 1915-2030
Gary will conduct tests looking at strength, explosive strength, aerobic capacity and anaerobic capacity. These scores will be used at our first pre season session to assess progress.
This is subsidised by the club at 3 euro per player
Post Tuesday 21st
We will take three weeks off completely from rugby and then I will organise twice weekly session in Kingfisher with Gary Walsh to work on core strength, explosive strength and power which will be open to players in the squad who are interested. These are not compulsory but for anyone serious in improving as a player and competing at a higher level, these would be important for you to attend. These will continue until pre season begins.
Pre Season – no date confirmed, I anticipate mid July but will await naming this until after end of season evaluation and players viewpoints.