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Rugby Academy International

Ireland, Dublin – Rugby Academy International

RUGBY ACADEMY

The Rugby Academy provides athletes of various levels with the perfect Rugby training programme according to their age and experience. The training centres are based in Ireland, England, France and New Zealand.

The rugby programme allows athletes to improve their Rugby and individual skills with the best coaches available in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment within the best rugby countries. For 2017, 2018 and 2019 we will be running the rugby academy in conjunction with important leading rugby schools and clubs, considered among the best in the world.

Training and Education

Play Rugby and Learn English

Rugby and English Academy

This is a Rugby and English programme that allows students to improve their English while they are also participating in a specific rugby training programme. Students taking part in Rugby and English Academy will attend classes in the morning which follow the same layout as a General English Course. Four afternoons per week students participate in a predetermined rugby training programme with a match being held every week, if feasible. Students go on a half day cultural trip once per week and there is a full day excursion on Saturdays.

CAMP OVERVIEW

 

Date: January – February 2018 & July – August 2018
Locations: Ireland, one of the most historic rugby colleges in Ireland, swimming pool and other sports facilities
Age Grade: Athletes 15 to 18 years old (January – February 2018), 12 to 18 years old (July – August 2018) 
Type: Rugby and English Academy
Duration: 2 or more weeks
Accommodation: Host Family (full immersion in traditional Irish rugby family life) or College (full board)
Level of Rugby: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Elite 
Level of English: Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Extracurricular activities: Excursions, Leisure and Sport Activities

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LOCATION: IRELAND

Ireland

Ireland is an island located to the north-west of continental Europe and has a population of about 4.5 million people. It is a beautiful place with a strong cultural and historical tradition. Visitors often enjoy its beautiful landscape, with its green unspoilt countryside and magnificent coastline and are often amazed by the huge diversity in the Irish landscape. Yes, it does rain but this is partly why Ireland truly is so green and beautiful. Ireland really does have something to offer everybody.

One of the biggest attractions of Ireland is the people themselves. They are famous for their warm welcome, friendly natures and hospitality. Their wiliness to “have a chat” with almost anybody means that students never stop learning and have constant opportunity to practice speaking. Students often form strong friendships and stay in touch with their Irish families long after they return home.

COLLEGE

College

The college is located in a beautiful green spot in Ireland.

The College is situated within seventy-acres of beautiful mature parkland which includes rugby and soccer pitches, a gymnasium, a weight room, a running track, a cricket crease with pavilion and a table tennis room. Recently, the College opened six newly constructed tennis courts complete with floodlights.

This is considered one of the most modern school sports campus in the country.

The College can accommodate residential students on-site, most in comfortable, single, double or triple rooms accommodation.

The catering facilities provide both hot and cold meals and a range of snacks.
The school was founded in the 1800 and the rugby posts were first erected in the college more than 100 years ago, that means that students will breath many years of rugby history.

RUGBY ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS

 

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Name: Rugby Academy International: Train, Play and Compete (2 weeks) & Excellence in Rugby (4 weeks)
Contents: More than 10 hours a week of training and interrelated activities, including educational lessons, coaching, individual skills exercises
Development of Individual, mini-unit and team skills, mental strength, intelligence and rugby abilities
Training analysis: through video support (if appropriate)
Nutrition: General and specific nutritional talks
Coaches: All Camp Managers are fully IRFU accredited coaches and have additionally completed IRFU Safe Rugby  and the World Rugby First Aid in Rugby
Special Features: High-Performance Rugby and Strength and Conditioning Programme. Irish and International youth players participation.
Optional: Scrum Academy, High-performance gym

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & HIGH-PERFORMANCE RUGBY PROGRAMME

Skills Development Programme

At the Rugby Academy athletes focus on all aspects of the game and performing skills under pressure.
The Rugby Skills Development Programme is designed to develop players, based on the core four skills.

  1. Catching and Passing or Kicking
  2. Tackling
  3. Support and Evasion
  4. The Breakdown (Defensive and Attacking with individual, mini-unit and team skills assessment and progressive development )

All sessions will have one of these four core skills as its main focus, which will be assessed and developed progressively.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the following topics:

  • # Communication and the ability to make decisions under pressure
  • # Leadership activation; mental strength; tactical intelligence

Additional aspects include (when appropriate):

  • # Functional assessment and development
  • # Speed, Agility and Quickness
  • # Game related fitness
  • # Strength and conditioning

Players who attend the Rugby Academy will be coached by Top Level coaches, fully DBS checked and first aid trained. Our staff, which includes a full-time physiotherapist, will be looking after players at all other times. They conform to Ireland, England, France and New Zealand’s Rugby Football Union and the World Rugby’s guidance in teaching rugby.

Hi-Performance Development Programme

The Rugby Academy will provide players and teams with an opportunity to experience a development programme which will be tailored to the team and/or the individual.

The rugby academy programme includes:

  • # Technical skill assessment and progressive development
  • # Tactical skill assessment and development (including analysis where appropriate)
  • # Strength, Power and Conditioning assessment and development
  • # Nutritional appraisal (assessment) and consultation
  • # Access to expert coaching and fitness training
  • # Access to top-level coaches and playing facilities
  • # Performance analysis, Goal setting, Performance planning
  • # Medical and Functional Assessment and support (where and when applicable)
RUGBY COURSE CONTENTS AND COACHING

Coaching

All participants will be assisted, coached and guided by IRFU professional coaches, professional players and experienced English teacher. All our teaching and coaching staff are native English speaker.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the following topics: individual skills and techniques; mini-unit and team skills; communication and the ability to make decisions. Athletes will learn the essential techniques required to play the game safely, they will learn and develop new skills and ways to express themselves in a team environment. During each rugby training session, there will be “humbleness” that comes by working with a group and the “conscientiousness” for the safety and enjoyment of all players involved.

Course Contents

Athletes will have more than 10 hours a week of training and interrelated activities, which include educational lessons, coaching, individual skills exercises, development of mental strength, intelligence and rugby abilities.
Rugby matches and training will be analysed through video support.
Players will also gain a greater understanding of the importance of physical fitness, strength and conditioning and what it is appropriate for young players at any age or stage of the long-term player development continuum. There will be general and specific nutritional talks on how best to eat to be healthy while playing sports.
All Camp Managers are fully accredited IRFU coaches and have additionally completed IRFU Safe Rugby and World Rugby First Aid in Rugby.

SCRUM ACADEMY PROGRAMME: OPTIONAL

Optional:

Scrum Academy Programme (minimum stay 2 weeks)

The Scrum Academy provides a scrum coaching development programme that includes the most current and up to date trends in the game. The programme is delivered by highly qualified & experienced coaches in a professional and engaging manner.

The programme follows a traditional developmental model including the following Key areas :

  • # Foundation Blocks
  • # Bindings
  • # The Power Position
  • # Safe Scrumming
Additional aspects include (when appropriate):
  • # Scrum coaching
  • # Scrum Consultancy
  • # Scrum Analysis

We provide a high standard of scrum specific coaching that will increase and improve players and coaches’s scrum knowledge, scrum specific skills and overall qualities and abilities to perform and deliver under pressure.

ENGLISH COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Type of course: General English with standards recognised by ACELS
Assessments: Assessment test before the start of the course, weekly progress and End-of-Course Assessments
English classes per week: 15 hours (two 90-minute lessons per day)
Students per class: Maximum of 15 students per class
Course Materials: All included
Diploma: Certificate of Attendance and Completion
Teachers: All our teaching staff are university graduates and qualified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL)
Level of English: All levels available, from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)

Optional: Intensive English, TIE Exam, Trinity Exam, Cambridge Exam preparation

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ENGLISH COURSE CONTENTS

General English Course

Students generally attend classes in the morning which follow the same layout as a General English Course. There are 15 hours English classes per week held Monday to Friday and split into two 90 minute lessons per day. Class size is restricted to a maximum of 15 students and all levels are available from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1).

Two teachers, covering different prearranged areas of the syllabus, work alternately with each class. One teacher takes the first 90-minute session which focuses on language in use, vocabulary and grammar practice. After a short break, the second teacher starts the next 90-minute session which covers conversational practice, pronunciation, listening and speaking. This work share provides variety for the students and allows them to benefit from different personalities and teaching styles.All our teaching staff are university graduates and are qualified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).

TEACHERS AND STAFF

Teachers and Staff

All of the staff at “Rugby and English” are committed to offering students the best education during their stay. We inspire students to work diligently to improve in all aspects of the English language.

Our experienced teaching staff are well trained and highly qualified in what they teach. They are up to date with the latest methods in teaching English as a foreign language and combine academic excellence with the sensitivity and receptiveness for each student’s individual needs, talents and potential.

All “Rugby and English” teachers are university graduates with qualifications in teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and are respected for their knowledge and professionalism.

CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES (Day one)

Classes and Activities (and day one)

Classes are on from 9:30 until 13:00 with a 30-minute break at 11:00. After class, there is a 60-minute lunch break. After lunch, depending on the programme, there will be sports, activities or a cultural trip. Students must be ready at the designated time.

The first day in the college is somewhat different to the rest. Students are advised to arrive at 9:00 to allow for unforeseen delays as they may not be familiar with the bus timetable or the route. At 9:30 there will be a short introduction by the camp manager and principal. After there will be an assessment test, which is used to determine the level of English so students can be placed in the appropriate class.

After the test students meet in the main hall again. Here a staff member will go through the college rules and some other important information. The students are then taken on a tour of the college. At the end of the tour, students will be divided into their appropriate classes and attend the second-morning class until lunch time. After lunch students on the general course go on a familiarisation trip, while students on the specialised sports courses have training.

Please note that all students on “Play Rugby and Learn English” programme MUST bring their training equipment with them on the first day (Gumshield included!).

Students on the familiarisation tour will arrive back to the college by approximately 17:00. For further excursions to the city centre, students staying with the host families, do not return to the college but travel directly home to the host family.
Students on “Play Rugby and Learn English” programme will finish training at approximately 17:00 – 17:30.

ENGLISH COURSE CERTIFICATE

English Course Certificate

Students will receive the English course materials and workbooks as part of the programme. After completion of the English course, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued to each student. It certifies the progress that has been made and the level of English reached.

TIE EXAM: OPTIONAL

Optional:

TIE EXAM (minimum stay 4 weeks)

The Test of Interactive English (TIE)  is a recognized English Language Examination designed specifically to meet the needs of all students coming to Ireland to learn and improve their English. TIE is designed to assess learners’ communicative and interactive skills in both predictable and spontaneous situations.
It assesses the students’ level of language ability in speaking and writing, with the receptive skills (reading and listening) being tested indirectly through preparation for the test and through the skills required to interact effectively during the test.

The test is task-based with the content chosen by each individual learner and can, therefore, be used to assess learners with the following needs and motivations:

  • # learners of English for general purposes;
  • # learners of English for business, professional or academic purposes;
  • # learners of English as a second language.

CERTIFICATE  After taking TIE, each candidate is awarded a certificate recording their 2 grades. This certificate tells candidates their level for each part of the test – oral and written – and awards them a separate grade for each section.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH, ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES, TRINITY AND CAMBRIDGE EXAMS PREPARATION: OPTIONALS

Optionals:

Intensive English

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English for specific purposes

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Trinity Exam

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Cambridge Exam Preparation

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTS

Half-day excursions: 1 per week
Full day excursions: 1 per week
Evening activities: Karaoke, barbecue, Irish night and disco.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to training, students go on one half day cultural trip per week. These are normally to local visitor attractions such as galleries, museums, sports stadiums or other popular sites. Students travel to the locations with their group leader(s) and one or more “Play Rugby” activity leader. Admission fees are included.
One full day excursion per week, usually on Saturdays, is also included. Students travel to places of interest, normally outside the city, by private bus. Admission fees are included. There are no organised activities on Sundays as many groups, host families or friends like to organise their own day.

Evening activities are held several times every week. These can include discos, Irish nights, karaoke, quiz night, treasure hunts, sports & games competitions, movie nights, barbecues and much more. Evening activities normally take place between 20:00 and 22:00 but this can vary depending on the activity and age group of the students.

The activities programme provides students with an opportunity to absorb some of Ireland’s rich heritage in a fun and relaxed way while also allowing students the opportunity to improve their English. This informal and social aspect of the programme is key to improving language skills. It also allows students from different nationalities to get to know each other outside the classroom. Some of the friendships made at “Rugby and English” will last a lifetime.

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ACCOMMODATION AND SUPERVISION HIGHLIGHTS

Accommodations: Host Family Accommodation with selected Irish families or College Accommodationon full board basis
Location: Located in one of quietest residential areas of the city

Internet: WIFI Supervised access to computer and Internet facilities

Room type: Single or twin rooms, students share their accommodation with other students of different nationality (if feasible)

Assistance: 24/7  emergency phone

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COLLEGE ACCOMMODATIONS

College Accommodation

Boarding schools offer an alternative to the “host family” option for students who wish to immerse themselves in the complete school experience. Boarding offers a unique community orientated way of life and suits students who are outgoing, sporty & adaptable. It offers a comprehensive academic and extracurricular environment which serves to develop each student to their full all-around potential.

The “Rugby and English” campus is a self-contained community, which offers children a degree of independence and freedom to explore whilst providing a safe and secure environment. The well-being of our students is at the heart of our boarding provision. With a generous staff to student ratio, we guarantee round-the-clock care within a happy, well-ordered environment. We encourage staff to cultivate a friendly, lively, family atmosphere to ensure all students feel comfortable, contented and supported while they are away from home.

The College can accommodate residential students on-site, most in comfortable double or triple rooms accommodation. All the accommodation used by the Language School students is of extremely high quality. Each bedroom is either situated very close to our modern wash and toilet facilities or, alternatively, has its own en-suite shower room. Each student will have their own wardrobe, drawers, desk and chair.

The catering facilities provide both hot and cold meals and a wide range of snacks.It is open before school and at break times.

HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONS

Host family accommodation

Students attending “Rugby and English” should stay with host families. All our families are inspected and carefully selected by our accommodation officers who maintain regular contact with each host family during a student’s stay. Host families are conveniently located to the colleges and most have many years experience looking after students.
 Accommodation is arranged on a full board basis with packed lunch Monday to Saturday.

Students normally share a room with a student of a similar age but of a different nationality. Unless specifically requested and if feasible there is only one student of any particular nationality in each family.
 Students normally travel to classes each day by public transport like bus, DART (suburban train) or LUAS (tram). Private transfers can also be arranged at an additional cost.
Living with a host family gives a perspective into Irish family life. The interaction with a host family plays a prominent role in developing language skills.

STAFF AND SUPERVISION

Staff and Supervision

All of the staff at “Rugby and English” are committed to offering our students the best education during their stay. We inspire our students to work diligently so they can effectively improve their English proficiency.

Our experienced teaching staff are well trained and highly qualified in what they teach. They are up to date with the latest methods in teaching English as a foreign language and combine academic excellence with sensitivity and receptiveness to each student’s individual needs, talents and potential.
 All “Rugby and English” teachers are university graduates with qualifications in teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and are respected for their knowledge and professionalism.

The activities programme provides students with an opportunity to absorb some of Ireland’s rich heritage in a fun and relaxed way while also allowing students the opportunity to improve their English. This informal and social aspect of the programme is key to improving language skills. It also allows students from different nationalities to get to know each other outside the classroom. Some of the friendships made at “Rugby and English” will last a lifetime.

Students travel to the locations with their group leader(s) and one or more “Play Rugby” activity leader.

All students are supervised by “Play Rugby” activity leaders. During the day, students take part in supervised school classes, training sessions, activities and excursions. During the evening, students will also have a programme of supervised activities.

All the students have 24-hour emergency assistance.

WEEK WITH RUGBY ACADEMY*

SAMPLE WEEKLY TIMETABLE (WITH RUGBY ACADEMY)
TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
9:30-11:00 CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS Full day Excursion Activity day
11:00-11:30 Morning Break Morning Break Morning Break Morning Break Morning Break
11:30-13:00 CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS
13:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:30-16:30 RUGBY RUGBY RUGBY RUGBY Excursion / Rugby
18:00-19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
EVENING Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity
The school is approved by the Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS) and recognized by the Education and Science Department of the Irish Government for the teaching of the English language to international students.
* Please note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

FEES

TARIFFS

JULYAccommodation2 WEEKS3 WEEKS4 WEEKS
Rugby Academy International                  Train, Play and Compete Family 1.690 Eu2.535 Eu3.380 Eu
Rugby Academy International                  Train, Play and Compete College 1.890 EuTBATBA
Rugby Academy International                     Excellence in Rugby Family 1.690 Eu2.535 Eu3.380 Eu
Rugby Academy International                     Excellence in Rugby College 1.890 EuTBATBA

ENGLISH CLASSES

  • Assessment Test
  • 15 hours English classes per week (two 90 minutes lessons per day)
  • Maximum of 15 students per class
  • All Course Materials
  • All levels available, from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1).
  • Two teachers working alternately with each class
  • Certificate of Attendance and Completion
  • All our teaching staff are university graduates and qualified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL)

RUGBY ACADEMY

  • More than 10 hours a week of training and interrelated activities, including educational lessons, coaching, individual skills exercises, development of mental strength, intelligence and rugby abilities
  • Rugby matches and training analysis through video supports
  • Physical fitness, strength and conditioning workshops
  • General and specific nutritional talks
  • All Camp Managers are fully IRFU accredited coaches and have additionally completed IRFU Safe Rugby and the World Rugby First Aid in Rugby

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • 1 half-day excursion per week
  • 1 full day excursion per week
  • 3 evening activities per week, such as treasure hunt, karaoke, Irish night, disco

ACCOMMODATION and SUPERVISION

  • Host Family Accommodation with selected families on full board basis
  • College Accommodation on full board basis
  • Located in one of Dublin’s quietest residential areas
  • Supervised access to computer and Internet facilities
  • All rooms twin and students share with a different nationality
  • 24/7 emergency phone
  • Flights
  • Airport transfer to family / College and vice versa
  • Subscription to public transport service
  • All that is not included in “the price includes”

INTENSIVE ENGLISH AND EXAMS PREPARATION

  • On request, Intensive English or English for specific purposes
  • On request, preparation for the Cambridge exam which includes additional lessons
  • On request, preparation for the Trinity exam which includes additional lessons
  • On request, preparation for the TIE exam

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

  • Extra day with host family: 30,00 Eu
  • Hot lunch from Monday to Friday at the College canteen: 50,00 Eu per week

TRANSPORT

  • Individual Student Arrival and Departure airport transfers: 75,00 Eu per person each way (reductions available for groups)
  • Weekly ticket for private school bus (evening activities included): 30,00 Eu per week
  • Bus&Dart pass: 2 weeks 70,00 Eu, 3 weeks 94,00 Eu, 4 weeks 119,00 Eu
  • Bus&Luas pass: 2 weeks 70,00 Eu, 3 weeks 94,00 Eu, 4 weeks 119,00 Eu

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