Next Game Highlanders v Melbourne Rebels

Fri, March 31. 5:35PM,

Emerging Players Program

The Emerging Players Program is made up of the best young players aged 17-23 years in Victoria, with the potential to progress to a higher level.

A squad of players will be selected for this program each year, with the program managed and coached by Melbourne Rebels Community Rugby staff.

Players will undertake annual training programs specifically periodised for each stage of the season. Training programs will target:

Rugby skill and game development

  • Principles of Rugby
  • Core Skills
  • Individual/Position and Unit Specific Skills
  • Performance assessment (game viewing)

Physical development

  • Strength (core competencies and weight training)
  • Speed & Agility
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Flexibility

Off field development

  • Life Skills
  • Social Media Education
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Injury Prevention
  • Recovery
  • Mental Skills
  • Laws
  • Game/Performance Analysis
  • Drug Education (ASADA)