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..
Lions Sports Academy kicked off the New Year with a brilliant masterclass taking place at Chiswick Rugby Club. It was a great day and Chiswick's state of the art 4G pitch was a great asset to have in order to develop the basic skills of rugby. It was a great session and some exciting talent was on show from some of the U12s that took part. The masterclass was run by Lions Coaches Joe Garner and Duncan Traynor and they certainly created a fun environment that allowed all the kids to learn and enhance their skills. There were a number of fun activities that took place throughou..
Two of Lions Sports Academies Ambassadors, Leanne Riley (Harlequins & England) & Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens & England) are among 28 players to have been awarded full-time professional contracts for 2019. The RFU announced last September that they would be introducing new full-time contracts for women's 15-a-side players. Lions are extremely proud and honoured to have two of our ambassadors picked to represent England Women's on a full-time basis and would like to wish them the very best going forward and hope they can continue to put in the sort of performances t..
Lions Sports Academy rounded off 2018 with our final camp of the year at Ely Tigers Rugby Club on Friday 28th December. It was a fantastic day and a brilliant way to finish the year. There was a great turnout and the entire day was conducted in a great manner. The whole day included lots of fun games & activities which seemed to go down well with all the kids involved, as well some more technicial drills such as a tackling masterclass for the U11s that were in attendance. It was a huge success and this was made more clear by Lions CEO Andy Jones, who said post-event "This ..
Lions Sports Academy kicked off the festive holidays by hosting two fantastic events, a girl's masterclass and a mixed camp at Horsham RFC & Aylesbury RFC! They were two amazing events that entertained all who attended and gave everyone a day of fun-filled activities that brought out some excellent skills. The Girls Masterclass was split into four different areas (Forwards, Backs, Scrum Halves & Kicking) and each of the different areas was led by position-specific coach. The brilliant quartet of Leanne Riley (England & Harlequins), Jade Konkel (Scotland & ..
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