Talent Tuesday - Oliver Cascarina

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.   

Why Lions?

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

Coaching Goals?

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.


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