Key To Skills

The Philosophy of New Zealand Sports Academy

“It’s all about the skill, not the drill”

  1. Understand the Biomechanics of every skill.
  2. From understanding the biomechanics of the skill it’s very easy to design drills
  3. Learn the key techniques:
    1. Balance
    2. Coordination
    3. Power
    4. Speed to achieve optimal performance
  4. Understand the art of detecting the “error” in a skill and fix the skill
  5. Feedback through analysis from each individual’s assessment.

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“My time at the NZSA was an amazing experience. Not only was I able to work with world-class coaches and train in an international stadium but I was also able to learn that the game of rugby is a vehicle for appreciating all life has to offer.”

Alexis Alfaro, USA