IRANZ December Rugby Courses

IRANZ are running our world-leading player and coach development programmes in December.

It has been a disrupted 2020 rugby season this year both in New Zealand and around the world. Now is the time to look ahead and prepare for the 2021 Season. IRANZ upcoming Physical and online programmes is the perfect opportunity for players and coaches to develop and grow into their full potential and hit the ground running for next year.

Chiefs Super Rugby Coach Colin Cooper working with players on the Advanced Player Course

Players and coaches will have access to some of the worlds best coaches, focusing both on personal skill development on and off the field as well as position-specific coaching. Players and Coaches will refine their craft in a one-on-one learning environment.

Our December Courses are listed below. Please find which course is best suited to you. All Courses in December are running out of New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport (NZCIS) Silverstream, Wellington.

December Course Options

Advanced Players Course

The Advanced Course provides players with insight into the levels expected in a professional rugby environment – embedding positive training and self-management habits that will ultimately steer players on the path to professional rugby. For players aged 16-18 years, this Course will run from the 6th to the 12th of December.

Intermediate Players Course

Designed to nurture the raw talent of young rugby players, laying the foundation for optimal development through their teen years. The Intermediate Players Course is for players aged 13-15 years old, this course is running from 8th to the 12th of December.

IRANZ Board Room

Advanced Coaches Course

For aspiring school rugby coaches, this 7-day course is focused on the 1st XV environment and how to best coach, develop and implement your structures to players aged 14-18 years-old.

IRANZ Specialist Mike Cron

Emerging Coaches Course

A 7-day Course focused on the unique challenges faced by coaching in the club environment. This Course is best for coaches with players 18 years and older.

The specific 1-on-1 coaching has really improved Nik’s game. He’s never really been exposed to that before, it pushed him to be better. He’s very keen to attend more!


Kelly Mitchell, Parent (QLD)

Kelly’s son Nik attended the Intermediate Players Course in 2018

The Course was 1000% more helpful than I could imagine. The 1-on-1 meetings, the Strength and Speed testing and the mental skills… honestly the biggest eye opener and career changer I have experienced. I wouldn’t be where I am in life and my rugby career without going to IRANZ.


Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz, Player Graduate (QLD, Aus)

Attended the Emerging Players and then the High Performance Course in 2019