International Rugby Camps for Teams

International Rugby Camps for Teams

Experience Maori hospitality at one of the rugby camps we run for whole teams, lasting from 1 to 3 weeks.

For  teams  who want to develop their unit skill-base, learn innovative training & coaching techniques and develop their team systems.

The Rugby Coaching Camp for Teams programme includes:

  • Team Attack (sequences, positional plays, zones)
  • Back Attack
  • Unit Skills
  • Individual Skills (pass, kick, evasion, contact, air & tackle)
  • Individual Positional Training (Forwards / Backs)
  • Team Defence (Scrum, Lineout, Ruck & Maul)
  • Rugby Tactics & Psychology (game plan, motivation, focus & visualisation & pre-match preparation)
  • Fitness (aerobic/anaerobic & weights programmes)
  • Live rugby games (versus NZSA invitational sides)

Rugby Coaching Camp for Teams also includes:

  • Auckland and Rotorua Airport transfers
  • Traditional Māori powhiri (welcome)
  • NZSA training shirt
  • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation (with buffet breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Internal transport (includes all internal bus transport)
  • Admission to a live Rugby games (Super 12/NPC subject to timing, schedule & availability of tickets)
  • Farewell Evening or aftermatch function
  • Tourism Events (2 per week)

NZSA Rugby Coaching Camp for Teams Programme

(Gross Costs Per Person)

Team Costs

Total Cost (per person) Prices on application

Or contact us to customise your tour in New Zealand!

Example of a one week itinerary





1 Arrive Auckland Travel to Rotorua Official Māori Welcome
2 Introduction to Rugby Camp Rugby training with NZSA
Learn haka
3 Rugby Camp Rugby Camp Super 12 or NPC game
4 Preparation for game RUGBY GAME- NZSA Aftermatch function
5 Game assessment & evaluation Rugby training with NZSA
Learn haka
Free Time
6 Māoritanga – Māori martial arts (taiaha) Rugby training with NZSA
Learn haka
Adventure Tourism
You Decide!
7 Rugby Camp
Preparation for game
NZSA Farewell function Hangi

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“The highlight of the NZ tour without a doubt was the Rotorua leg, where we were hosted by Jim Love’s New Zealand Sports Academy. The program Jim put together with his team gave us exactly what we wanted, an insider’s look at high performance rugby training and development, complemented by exposure to the tribal culture and traditions of the Maori people”
West Harbour Rugby Club, Australia

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“My experience as a member of the New Zealand Sports Academy began in 2007, and an experience of a lifetime it was at that. I was an unestablished, inexperienced rugby player hoping to grow in knowledge and leave a footprint on the rugby world.

Upon joining I was informed that it was a full time course that required only a few key attributes of me… “hard work, commitment, honesty, and a whole lot of sweat.” It now dawns on me that it was a small price to pay for what I got out of it

The trainers we had at the time were Darrel Shelford and Shaun Tata, who I can not express to how much I enjoyed having them there to kick me in the backside and equally the amount of work they put in to getting the best out of us. The thing that amazes me the most about the coaching staff is just how vast their range of knowledge is. There doesn’t seem to be a thing they do not know about rugby and that quickly rubs off on the students.

Once I completed the programme I joined the Bay of Plenty Rugby Academy which lead to playing for representative sides such as;

Bay of Plenty Under 20s

Bay of Plenty Development

Bay of Plenty Steamers

Bay of Plenty 7s

I was then contracted to a club side in Dallas Texas before being contracted to a club side in Sydney Australia. All of which I accredit to the New Zealand Sports Academy

I am currently a firefighter in Rotorua and spend a lot of my summer times travelling with various invitational sevens teams and competing in tournaments worldwide.”

Curtis van der Heyden