On this week's Talent Tuesday we would like to show off another of our fantastic coaches, Oliver Cascarina. Oliver is a brilliant coach, who has done some amazing coaching for us in our Athlete Development Programme.
We look forward to continuing our work with Oliver in the future. Oliver just led a taster session at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for our upcoming Speed Academy course that commences their on 25th February.
If you like the look of Oliver and fancy having a go at our Athlete Development programme, then SIGN UP & head on down to Stoke Mandeville Stadium on 25th February for our 6 week course.
Full name: Oliver Cascarina
How long have you been coaching?
I have been coaching rugby for 3 years now, Community rugby coach at Saracens FC and Herts DPP Saracens academy pathway.
How did you get into it and why coaching?
I have always played rugby from 11 yrs old, and Michael Owen who played for Saracens Wales and the British lions, got me into coaching at Haileybury School.
I believe lions has the best interest in young athlete development, combining the rugby skills with strength and conditioning gives young people the opportunity to have a carrier in sport. Also gives me the opportunity to use my skills in the right way and enhance my knowledge.
Qualifications and training?
Jan 2018 Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Qualification
Jan 2018 Olympic weightlifting for athletes Qualification
May 2017 Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Nov 2016 Active IQ Level 2 Instructing a Circuit Training Session
Nov 2016 Active IQ Level 2 Instructing a Kettlebells Exercise Session
Nov 2016 Active IQ Level 2 Instructing a Studio Cycling Session
Nov 2016 Active IQ Level 2 Development of Adolescents in a Fitness Environment
Nov 2016 Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
Nov 2016 Climbing Wall Instructor - In house qualification
Jun 2016 Level 2 RFU Rugby Coaching Licence
Jan 2018 RLSS UK Level 2 National Pool Lifeguard Qualification renewed
Jul 2015 RLSS UK Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification - renewal required Jul 2018
Jul 2014 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports coaching development fitness.
Jul 2013 level 2 sports coaching.
Jun 2012 RFU Entry Level Referee Award
My goal in the next year is to be coaching an adult rugby team for my development as a coach woman’s or mans.
My dream would to be coaching at a professionally level or have a strength and conditioning role at the professionally club.
Interests and Hobbies?
Keeping fit and healthy is my number one, i have moved from a conventional gym to a CrossFit gym and I love it. This also helps my development with different strength movements. I also support Arsenal.
Trapped on a desert island, 3 things what are they?
A sleeping as I love my sleep.
A knife to kills things to eat as I love food.
A water bottle to keep hydrated as water will keep in alive.