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Tonga Rugby High Performance Academy System
What is the project?
Its a 32 week training system designed for selected local rugby players to enter and be physically & technically prepared.
Program will consist a designed physical conditioning to increase players physical attributes.
Design also more competitions that players can get exposed to more game time during the year.
Also technical work will be done by qualified coaches invited to the program.
Program is designed to merge a Tongan & western version system to develop local rugby players who have potential to make the side.
Provide a link from grassroot rugby to club and representative level so that players are meeting goals of every phase.
How will it run?
Selection of 24 males & female from age of 18 - 23 as an induction.
The process of measuring the project is working will be based on pre & post physical, psychological & social screening, increasing game time to analyze performance, and results of future competition.
Weekly reflections & observations.
Throughout the 32 weeks it will be divided into phases so players can develop every step of each stage.
Taking opinion of players to make changes for the better of this project.
Enable players to have more game time and initiate competitions every quarter of the year.
Local national team's statistical data & fitness test result.
Faith and culture to be prioritized in the system.
Experienced assistant from experts.
Players participation to the project.
Partnering with stakeholders.
Improve there psychological drive that will boost prolonged physical performance.
Where will the project take place?
This system is planned to be implemented in Tonga using the Kolomotu'a Rugby Football Club's facilities.
Rugby visits will also be done to clubs all over Tonga to expose the system to players and coaches.
Schools and tertiaries will have exposure to the system
Who will take part in this project?
I will be designing and running the program with assistant of local coaches as they learn on the way.
Ikale Tahi Coaches will also get involved in providing assistance and measures needed by players for elite levels.
Sponsors to provide fund for running the project.
Parents will play a big role in maintaining players attendance and commitment.
Players selected is the reason for this project in developing them.
Why implement this proejct?
Local Players have no further opportunities to the national teams.
Ikale Tahi consist of players all oversea based with no local product.
To provide a pathway that players with potentials to have a career in rugby can achieve it.
The project can influence and provide a positive impact to rugby in Tonga from grassroots to professional.
Emphasize importance of strength and conditioning also having a high performance system in Tonga Rugby.
Encourage importance of Tongan culture & faith in rugby.