Producing highly skilled rugby players and coaches at all levels

APRSA Programmes

The Apollo Perelini Rugby Skills Academy designs programmes to be implemented in a range of settings to ensure that rugby skills development happens at all levels of the game.

These programmes broadly fit within the areas of:

  • Player development
  • Coach development
  • Schools development
  • Team development

Player Development

Our programmes focus on perfecting skill techniques, SHAPEs, working within the SPACE, and providing a strong foundation for the development of an intuitive rugby player.

Complementary to skills development is the equipping of players with the ability to make good decisions on the field.

We teach our players the correct skill techniques, and the appropriate SHAPE to use in any given situation, understanding how to work within and create SPACE, providing them with the confidence to make decisions without hesitation. The following diagram depicts our approach:

  • ASSESS the situation in front of them
  • CHOOSE the appropriate SHAPE within the SPACE
  • EXECUTE the appropriate SHAPE within the SPACE
  • ACHIEVE the desired outcome

Find out more about our Player Programmes here.

Coach Development

The development of coaches at all levels of the game is critical for the development of rugby as a whole.

Our coaching programmes are designed to equip coaches with the skills necessary to effectively see the game as a whole, the ability to break down the individual skills and understand how they impact on the game. Programmes include learning various aspects of the APRSA system of rugby skills development.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our coaching programmes.

Schools Development

The APRSA is committed to encouraging the participation and development of rugby in schools.

Our “APRSA in Schools Programme” is currently under development with limited options available for delivery at present.

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) in schools have been added to our programme offerings in Term 2, 2015.  Enquire below to see if we are currently offering ECAs in your school.

Future options will include: modules for delivery within P.E. curricula.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our programmes in schools.

Team Development

The APRSA is committed to supporting the development of technical skills within a team context.

Opportunities to work with individual teams are limited but we are happy to discuss your needs.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about team development opportunities.