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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – Jake Fitzsimmons (Tignes & UK Academies)

By June 17, 2019 June 20th, 2019 No Comments

The management of PSA Academies are delighted to welcome Jake Fitzsimmons back to the Academy programme team as Camp Manager and Head of S&C for the PSA Rugby Academy Tignes (Sat 6th – Sat 27th July) and the PSA Rugby Academy South England in August.  Jake, who holds an MRes in Sport & Exercise from the University of Derby and has extensive pro sport experience in Soccer (Derby County, West Ham United) and Rugby (PSA Academies in 2018 and UR 7s), played a leading role in the successful delivery of the 2018 Tignes programme.  He returns to an even stronger high performance programme, giving the latest batch of Tignes attendees an unrivaled development experience this July.

Read more about Jake in his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Tignes here.

Question/Area Answer
Full Name Jake Fitzsimmons
Clubs as Player N/A
Playing Honours N/A
Current Coaching Position(s) PSA Academies S&C Head Coach, Indonesian U17 S&C Coach
Coaching Honours N/A
Coaching Speciality Speed and Power
Coaching Pet Hates Someone not making the most of their talent!
Most Likely To Say When Coaching Allons-y!
Least Likely To Say When Coaching Just give up
Best Player You Played With? Philipe (Tignes touch 2018!)
Best Player You’ve Coached? N/A
Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)? Decision making as it has an impact over all aspects of an athlete’s life, especially from a health and fitness point of view e.g. nutritional choices!
Favourite Physical Exercise? Play play play – football, rugby, hockey – whatever sport it may be in its simplest form
Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy? Speed sessions on the track in Tignespace!
Dream Coaching Job? Arsenal Football Club S&C coach
Best Rugby Experience To Date? Tignes 2018!
Favourite Current Player? Danny Barrett (USA 7s)
Favourite Rugby Ground? The Stoop
Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey? England 2003 RWC
Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme? The Rugby Pod
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? All Blacks