Stage 7: Ultimate Performance

STAGE 7

Ultimate Performance

Optimal Rugby Performance

 

The Player - INNOVATES

The players in this stage are generally over 23 for men Male and 21 +/- Female - Adult international representative players for Canada.

These players have the capacity to go beyond the rehearsed repertoires, strategies and tactical solutions and innovate when the situation demands. Highly competitive and driven, they should excel in their positional and functional roles as well as have the capacity to fulfill multiple roles in general movement play.

They must have the ability to deal with the pressure of public expectation, interest and intrusion together with self-management and self-development.

  

 

The Coach - EMPOWERS

Coaches must release rather than restrict the potential of the players and other coaching staff, otherwise the potential for creativity and responsibility will be stifled. The coach must create an environment where trust and respect between all squad members is established while still maintaining ultimate responsibility for team performance and results.

 

The Game - RESULT

Elite sport at this level is about winning. Gaining a strategic advantage through game analysis is the main characteristic of this stage.

Ultimate Performance Player Capacities

 

Technical Capacities

1

Handling Skills

 

Proficiency At All Catching and Passing Skills at Top Speed  and Under Pressure

2

Contact Skills - Defense

 

Create Turn Overs At All Available Opportunities

Stop Any Forward Momentum

Proficient At Strategies and Skills to Regain the Ball

All Players in the Team Are Able to Complete All Actions of Defense 

Clean Out Effectively 

3

Contact Skills - Attack

 

All Players Are Able to Perform All Skills

4

Scrum Skills

 

Excursion of Dominance at Phase

Able to Cope Will Multi Oppositional Tactics

Win All Own Ball

Turn Over Opposition Ball

5

Lineout Skills

 

Focus on Accuracy and Consistency 

Throwing

Jumping

Supporting

Win All Own Ball

Turn Over Opposition Ball

6

Maul Skills

 

Dominate this phase

Use As Attacking Weapon

Ability to Shut Down Opposition Maul

Decision Make of When or When Not to Enter Phase

7

Breakdown Skills

 

Refine Body Positioning

Deliver Very Quick Ball to Ensure High Speed Game

Slow Down Opposition Ball When Appropriate

Drive Pass the Ball to Ensure Ball Possession

Highest Quality Phase Ball to Unsure Multiple Phases of Possession

 

8

Backline Attack

 

Ability to Attack From All Situations

Break Gain Line

Break Defense

Attack Weak Shoulder

9

Defense

 

All Players Are Able to Perform All Skills

10

Kicking

 

Specialists Work to Highest Level of Proficiency and Accuracy

11

Restarts - Receiving Team

 

Contest All Situations

12

Restarts - Kicking Team

 

Drop Kick Accuracy and Height

Contest All Situations

 

13

Support - Attack and Defense

 

High Level of Communication and Understanding of Other Players 

 

 

 

Tactical Capacities

1

Laws/Ethics

 

Utilization of Laws / Rulings to Develop Match Strategies

Fulfill Role Model responsibilities

 

2

The Game

 

Implement Performance Analysis - Individual and Team

Identification of Opposition Tactical Strengths and Weaknesses

Implement Specific Game Plans Based on Opposition

Ability to Adapt Strategies During a Match

Consideration of Tactical Developments in World Rugby

Mastery of Position Specific Requirements

3

Principles

 

Prioritize Pressure

Possession

Position

Points

 

 

Physical Capacities

1

Strength 

2

Power

3

Multi Sprint Endurance

4

Sport and Position Specific Conditioning

5

Periodized Training Plan

6

Rugby Specific Multi - Activity Endurance 

7

Well Established Recovery Strategies / Routines

8

Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ)

 

 

 

Mental Capacities

1

Goals

 

Patience to Achieve Long Term Goal

After Rugby

2

Pre Match Preparation

 

Individual

Team

4

Mental Relaxation

5

Coping Strategies - Match and Pre Match Strategies

6

Self Awareness Through Behavioral Profiling

7

Concentration in Strategies and Tactics

8

Mental Visualization / Imagery 

 

 

 

Lifestyle Capacities

1

Self Reliance

2

Pursue Further Educational / Personal Development

3

Integration of Sport, Career and Life Goals

4

Professional and Personal Life Management

5

Openness to Further Development Opportunities

6

Pursuit of Excellence

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