About Inside Running Academy
New Zealand’s leading full time rugby academy and operating since 2010, Inside Running Academy offers a range of Camps and Services that are entirely focused on player’s present and future development.
We will teach you how to become the best player that you can be through comprehensive training schedules, expert coaching and support staff, state of the art methodology and world-class training facilities.
Additionally, you’ll experience a taste of quintessential New Zealand rugby culture — while based at one of New Zealand’s top beach resort locations.
We offer two core full time Academy Camp options, ranging from 5 days through to 35 weeks.
Our Long Term Development and intensive 5-day Player Development Camps will expose you to some of New Zealand’s leading coaches, and show you how to train and play to your full potential using tools to continue your development.
5 Day Intensive Camps
High School + Rugby Academy
Key Coaching Team:
Tim Wilson | Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Passionate about combining science with coaching to create development-focused training environments and with significant S&C experience, Tim has worked with various groups of athletes ranging from NZ age group football teams to school rowing groups. More recently Tim has been helping develop athletes of all ages at St Kentigern College, Auckland, together with studying toward post-graduate qualifications in strength and conditioning and athlete development. Current Bay of Plenty Volcanix Farah Palmer Cup Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Mike Rogers | Level 3 Qualified Rugby Coach
Mike has worked in the sports management, coaching and rehabilitation sectors for the past 13 years and has a real passion for athlete development. Since the establishment of Inside Running Academy during 2010, Mike’s career highlights include: Tauranga Sports Rugby Premier Coach 2010-2015 (Baywide Champions 2010, 2013 & 2015), Bay of Plenty U19 Rugby Coach 2015-18 (National Champions 2018), Bay of Plenty Mitre 10 Cup Scrum Coach 2017-2018, Bay of Plenty Representative Coach of the year 2018, Chiefs U18 Coach 2017-2018.
Establishment of: Inside Running (2003) | Foundation Sports & Rehab Clinic (2013) and THE ATHLETE FACTORY NZ (2016)
Richard Sylvester | Strength & Conditioning Coach
Richie has 10 years of experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. As a former athlete, Richie has an ability to get in tune with his athletes to bring the best out of them in our training environment. Hailing from Canada, Richie has a real passion for all sports and adds huge value and intensity to our Strength and Conditioning programme. Richie is currently studying towards his PHD in speed development through AUT.
BOP U19 Coach 2017-2018 (National Champions 2018), BOP NPC Development Coach 2015-2016.
BOP U19 Coach 2018, Tauranga Sports Premier Club Head Coach 2018-2019, Bay of Plenty 7s Assistant Coach 2017-2018.
Nicky October | Administration & Operations Manager
Nicky and Mike Rogers form the Management Team at Inside Running Academy.
As the Operations Manager Nicky looks after all the core administrative aspects of the Academy for both players and staff. For any logistic or administrative queries please feel free to contact Nicky at any time – [email protected]
The Athlete Factory
This facility has been designed specifically for our requirements and is without question the best rugby performance centre in New Zealand. Find out more: www.theathletefactory.nz
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