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PSA Rugby Academy, South England
The PSA Rugby Academy, South England will take place in the historic setting of Pangbourne College during the second week in August.
The highly experienced PSA Academies rugby coaching team, in tandem with our camp staff, will deliver high-performance rugby and personal development programme for 10-16 year olds signed up for the 5 night residential or non-residential packages. Using our core player-centric coaching philosophy, the programme is based around age-relevant skills sets needed by top young underage players, introducing, testing and developing these skills through the entirety of the programme content.
Our players will get to use the best new sports tech and equipment, will be tutored by top sports science professionals and will receive a detailed player report post-camp to help them maximise their potential into the future. With good quality supervised accommodation, a nutritious menu and a range of excellent leisure facilities, the programme will see players aged 10 to 16 years receive all the key supports to ensure a successful and long-lasting development experience.
Returning for 2020, we look forward to welcoming international players to Pangbourne for an exciting 14 night Rugby and English Language Immersion programme. This will include a place on the PSA Rugby Academy, South England programme, 30 hours classroom-based learning with experienced quality tutors, 14 nights full board shared accommodation at Pangbourne College, daily evening leisure activities provided by our partners Xplore and two, one day excursions to visit some of England’s leading tourism attractions.
Included In The Price
Our full board accommodation at Pangbourne College varies from single occupancy to shared rooms of 2 to 6 beds to small dorm rooms.
If your player has any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, please include this in the relevant details of your booking information.
PSA Academies has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for PSA Academies players. You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:
- Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
- Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
- If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
- Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
- Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
- Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
- Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
- Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
- If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
- Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
- Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.
As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992
Our DBS checked and professionally trained programme staff are responsible for the pastoral care of all those players in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping & eating well, joining in all activities, making friends and having a great time. As well as ensuring the daily wellbeing of the overall group, our staff get assigned a group of players that they mentor, delivering twice daily ‘Markers’ meeting, where they get to develop a rapport with each individual and can speak about how they feel physically & emotionally, what their daily goals are and how they fell the programme activities have gone. During free time, our players are able to relax in specified areas of the Pangbourne College campus with their new friends, whilst being supervised by our staff. We operate a restricted Mobile Phone Policy, with players only getting access for 1 hour in the mornings and 2 hours in the evenings, when they will be expected to contact their parents.
Our elite level coaches at our PSA Rugby Academies, such as Johne Murphy and Rocky Clarke have played and/or coached at the highest level of the youth and/or senior professional game. For more information on the high performance aspects that our Rugby Academy programme covers, please see our “specialist areas covered” section, with links to articles, at the bottom of the page.
Each player will receive a PSA Rugby Academy branded player pack from STC Teamwear. Intermediate/Advanced players will receive 1 branded tech training T-Shirt and a Wet Top, with Minis/Girls players (of all ages) receiving 2 branded tech training T-Shirts.
Following the completion of the high-performance Academy programme, each player will receive a detailed Player Development Report, containing test results and development comments across four core skills areas (Pass, Breakdown, Rucking & Tackle) plus physical conditioning. The report also looks at the player development holistically and as such, you will receive a written comment from the player’s group staff mentor, summarising their approach to the C.A.R.D.S. aspect of camp life.
Using the C.A.R.D.S. framework, our Staff Mentors, Coaches and Guest Speakers will provide your player with the opportunities to gain important life skills that will help them to prosper, not only as players but as leaders and people.
Specialist Areas Covered
”Super organisation and communication, the quality of the rugby coaching itself is high, age and ability appropriate with sufficient stretch. As a group the boys seemed to form a strong team and the extra activities were a bonus. Very comprehensive feedback has been provided to take forward into club training which is much appreciated.Sian - Parent2019 PSA Rugby Academy, South England
”The PSA Rugby Academy South England provided my son with a plan to focus on technique that could be carried into the season. We felt that talking to Thomas afterwards he had far more take away knowledge compared to other holiday courses, while the report with video evidence backing up the comments was especially useful.Thomas - Parent2019 PSA Rugby Academy, South England
”Best camp ever I would definitely recommend this camp. My son loved every minute of it. He has attended quite a few camps over the last few years but said this was by far the best camp he’s been to.Sarah - Parent2019 PSA Rugby Academy, South England