Some people are destined to be involved in rugby from a young age, and this can certainly be said of this week's Tuesday Talent Laura-Alice Smith. Laura-Alice has been involved in rugby from a very young age, representing Worcester Warriors at Junior age grade & was in the process of selection for the U15s England Development squad when a severe ankle injury prevented her from taking her career at the top level any further. But this is what makes Laura-Alice so special, in that she did not let this injury get her down but instead turned it into an advantage by getting involved..
Summer 2019 is sure to be an exciting time for many with the hot weather & holidays, but it is the end of summer and August in particularly that will bring the real excitement. Lions Sports Academy will bring the excitement to your summer, as we will be running a XRugby 7s tournament on 31st August at Old Reigatians RFC. With the announcement having now been made, it is now time for all of you to gather up your friends from your local rugby club and head on down to our tournament. With the new season starting only a week later on the 6th/7th September, this will be a great wa..
Our Tuesday Talent this week would like to show off one of our most talented & experienced coaches. Duncan Traynor has been coaching since he became a school teacher in 2007 and has had numerous important jobs such as a Former Director of Rugby. Find out what drove Duncan to get into coaching and how he has found his time with Lions so far.... Full Name:Duncan Traynor How long have you been coaching? Have been coaching rugby since I became a school teacher in 2007 (12 years). How did you get into it and why coaching? As I came towards the end of my rugby playing car..
Lions Sports Academy would like to welcome Jimmy Tournois as our latest recruit to our fantastic coaching team!! Jimmy is our newest coach on the Lions Team, you will Jimmy coaching on our Foundation Strength Sessions on Friday evenings at TRIBE Performance Gym in Richmond from 6-7pm Full name: My name is Jimmy Tournois How long have you been coaching? In 2004, I have obtained a master’s degree in Professional Coaching after studying Psychology & worldwide medical systems and Anthropology. I have worked initially into social industry providin..
The School of Hard Knocks and Lions Sports Academy will be returning for another camp this Easter at Teddington RFC. Run over three days from the 9th - 11th April, the camp will combine Lions' extensive experience of technical & tactical coaching with SOHK's tried-and-tested method to develop a range of mental & interpersonal skills. The key aims of the camp will be to help players become more active, develop & strengthen their resilence, build self-confidence & enhance communication & leadership skills. Each of the three days will look to focus on diffe..
"He certainly won a number of fans personally and supporters for Quins today". This is what Roger Brosch, Wimbledonian Warriors RFC Junior Chairman, said about Harlequins Fly-Half Marcus Smith after he joined Lions for a coaching at Wimbledonian Warriors RFC last Sunday. These words will be of no surpise to many, considering Marcus is highly rated both within the Harlequins community and by fans of English rugby. Marcus proved to be a very popular choice amongst the kids; who seemed to get stuck in and will have learnt some new skills under the tutelage of the Harlequins ace..
If you are looking to constantly improve your coaching techniques or struggle to plan a weekend training session around your busy day to day schedule, then look no further than Lions Sports Academy's 'Coach the Coaches' masterclasses. Lions Sports Academy are working with our partner clubs to offer complimentary coaching to the coaches to build confidence, provide ideas and create a sharing environment in the clubs to give the best experience possible for the kids on a weekend! Lions Sports Academy works with sports clubs and organisations to build teacher..
Lions Sports Academy would like to welcome Nora Baltruweit as the latest addition to our coaching team. Nora is highly experienced and plays for Wasps Womens team in the Tyrrell's Premier 15s competition. Her Wasps team are currently sitting in 4th positon in the table and are on course for a semi-final place at the moment. We conducted a brief interview with Nora to find out what inspired her to get into coaching and what makes her tick both on and off the pitch.... Full name: Nora Baltruweit How long have you been coaching? Since I was 17, coaching In Germany also. How did..
"It's about understanding how to manage their bodies". These were the words of Will Page, Lions Sports Academy Director of Athlete Development & Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at St Mary's University, during his ADP talk to Middlesex U16 parents at Grasshoppers RFC last night. It is not just about the understanding of knowing one's body during growth, that Will was referring too, but also the underlying mental factor of understanding how to properly overcome injury and having the correct sports rehab to make sure that it does not occur again. Sports rehabi..
Lions Sports Academy would like to formally introduce Jack Bennett as the latest coach to join our high-profile coaching team. Jack has had previous experience working with Lions and it's now great to have him on board full-time. We conducted a brief interview with Jack to get to know him and bit better and understand why he has a passion for coaching. Full name: Jack Stephen Bennett How long have you been coaching? 2017/18 Tag Rugby Trust to school children in Zambia Coached Year 7’s at Esher High School. How did you get into it and why coaching? First sta..
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