Tamaki Sports Academy
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We are slowly moving a lot of our respource material online. Any questions email doc at tamakisports.nz
Our online service is available everywhere. We have members in Australia, the United Kingdom, the Pacific Islands, and even Russia. Our face to face work is performed in New Zealand. We work predominantly with rugby league players, although one of our members has gone on to play rugby union for Australia. New Zealand has a very weak rugby league player development process. We work independently of the NZRL and the NZ Warriors, although we have players in national age group teams and in the NZ Warriors academy or contracted to the NZ Warriors. We also have athletes who are linked to other NRL clubs and other national associations.
Individual Development Plans (IDP) are central to our athlete development progamme. These are revised from time to time in consultation with the athlete, and reviews are signed off by the athlete. We have also developed a Well-being Assessment questionnaire.
We believe that an important role of athlete development in the teenage years is to equip players with the knowledge and skills that enable them to contribute to their own development programme. We believe that training should be the highlight of the day, the atmosphere should be positive, and the overall goal is to make the athlete as good as he can be.
We have some thoughts on coaching here.
This page, and the pages off it, are intended for athletes aged 15 and over. For younger athletes our advice is simple
We do most of our face-to-face work in Auckland. Lots of boys dream of playing professional sport. By the time they are 14 or 15 many of you have realized you do have the skills to make it. For some the pathway is easy - rep coaches or the Warriors see your talent and you are on the pathway. However, Auckland produces many more potential NRL players than the Warriors can recruit. On any weekend there are enough 'Auckland' boys in the NRL to fill two or three teams.The question lots of teenagers have to answer is 'Do I hang around here and hope someone picks me up, or do I move to Australia where there are 15 NRL clubs?' For many of you in this group the better job opportunities in Australia help you decide to move.
Ultimately it will be your performance on the field that counts. But to get in the door you must be fit enough, strong enough, fast enough, and agile enough for clubs to look at you. We have developed a tool to help you decide whether you have work to do here in New Zealand before making the move to Australia. Have a look.
Athlete development has three legs - improving the player, education, and life-skills. We assist our members with all three.improving the player There are resources on this site to assist with strength and conditioning as well as fitness, speed, agility. Click on the link below. Personalised programmes and feedback are available for both. To enrol please register first. strength and conditioning fitness, speed, agility We also have resources on skills development, on anatomy for athletes, and on common rugby league injuries. From September 2018 we will be offering an off-season pre-season development programme for fifteen or so 17-18 year olds (although there is flexibility around age) who have not played for the Warriors U20 team and who want to break into an U20 or Fox Memorial (the Auckland senior premier competition). You don't have to live in Auckland to be part of this. More information here education Everyone would like a long professional career. Even if yours lasts for ten years, you still have thirty or forty more years of work before you retire. What do you want to be? The first step is to decide on a career, even if only in general terms like "I want to go to university" or "I want to be an apprentice." Then we can talk about what subjects you need to take at school and at what level. Most of our members are Maori or Polynesian and most of them will get NCEA level two, but through accumulating a host of useless credits if their aim is to remain in education or training. Oddly enough, very few if any of our boys have ever been asked what they want to be. They have been given option sheets for the next year at school and filled these out in consultation with their mates. Representative rugby league teams, and teams at the secondary school nationals are encouraged to get a trade, but that is as far as it goes. We ask boys what they want to do, assist them with subject choices, talk to schools, and provide tutoring. If you are interested, please register! life-skills A fair bit, but not all, of what we deliver in this area is built around the content of unit standards. Most of these are available from the summer school offered by the correspondence school.