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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – Tyrone Elliott (Irish Academies)

By June 17, 2019 June 19th, 2019 No Comments

We’re happy to welcome Tyrone Elliott back for his second stint on the PSA Academies Head Coaching team, starting with this year’s inaugural PSA Rugby Academy Limerick, taking place from Sunday 14th July to Friday 19th July. Tyrone brings with him a natural enthusiasm and excellent organisational skills, as well as great experience at schools and youth rugby level, so we’re really looking forward to having him as part of a top class coaching team for the Villers School-based programme.

Read more about Tyrone’s background in rugby as part of his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Limerick here.

Question/Area Answer
Full Name Tyrone Elliott
Clubs as Player South Coast Warriors, DHS Old Boys, Collegians RFC DN
Playing Honours KZN Academy U17-19 and playing SA Defence Force Rugby
Current Coaching Position(s) SCT Assistant Coach (Backs, Defence & Skills), Cistercian College Roscrea
Coaching Honours Munster U16/17 Cadets Coaching Staff.
Head Coach for Clare U17s County Team,  Munster Inter County winners 2018/19
Coaching Speciality Skills, Defence and Kicking
Coaching Pet Hates Not focusing, distracting other and running through the grid!
Most Likely To Say When Coaching “Heads up, hands out, one step pass and punch through your pass”
Least Likely To Say When Coaching Nothing!
Best Player You Played With? Warren Brits
Best Player Coached? Hard to split Michael Milne, Josh Wycherley, Luke Clohessy, Ryan Lomas!
Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)? Resilience
Favourite Physical Exercise? Surfing, cycling and boxing
Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy? Seeing how all the kids develop as the week goes on and hopefully seeing them in the future using the skills we work on for their school and/or club teams.
Dream Coaching Job? Being on the coaching staff with the Irish U20’s or a Provincial Academy team
Best Rugby Experience To Date? Every day I’m out there
Favourite Current Player? Faf de Klerk (SA Boks and Sale Sharks)
Favourite Rugby Ground? Thomond Park
Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey? Green and Gold of SA Boks and the Munster Red
Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme? The Rugby Pod and Rugby Tonight on BT Sport
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? New Zealand