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Northampton Saints - Academy Champions

Get inside the minds of the Saints Academy coaches and how they prepare and plan their rugby programme. This squad won the Premiership Academy final and you can see why with such committed and professional management team.

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These boys have been with us since they were sort of 13 14 years of age and that's a credit to the Development Centers doing their jobs. Loving it. It's great job working with these great individuals is great these great young adults and it's really proud of him today all the hard work all that traveling that they do on a Tuesday nights from training paid off so it really fast. Sure, come out do the handling to a few spotless for the line out. And then it's a very very structured warm up incorporating all kinds of stretches forwards and back straight, but the handling but a defense nothing nothing unusual same as everybody does these days also we can prepare pretty much every game the same, you know, we treat as another game. It was the same as always really we went well. So everything has to be done with an intensity because you need to take that intensity through another match. Yeah, we just said welcome to the basics, you know, making low dominant tackles been locked up with think defense wins games. It's a line speed and that's what we try and do we can we go. and posted messages or to ruin front for the working hard the message to get on was trying to stop their mole early because when that got going it was quite dangerous all in all this has been a fantastic experience all the way from the first game that we play open outstanding group to work with and that's how we really coach these boys, but by letting them do it by letting them problem solve themselves, but also mostly it's about the lads and it's about them playing games and giving them opportunity to develop and this group of players that I've had the pleasure of coaching for the last couple years and they work exceptionally hard except sleep tight group and they've developed with every game that's like I got Philadelphian to come down and present the boys and talk to the boys beforehand because that the know that shirt you might make a snap judgment after a game. It's rather you have video evidence so you can look through it and then the players all get the opportunity to speak to the coaches and get constant feedback after every training session or with a phone call just bring a straight away. If they want instant feedback that they get it straight away for me. It's just it's just brilliant fellow for those Lads. It's a reward for all the hard work that they've done and the commitment of the show to the club over the last few years. It's been a month. Our region is it is quite large and we have boys that travel over from the lights of Ipswich, you know, two or three times a week to get to us, you know, and the commitment and the payback Actually winning is it is brilliant and really tough coat tough position as coaches that we make decisions on Place Futures after this but you know for those boys, they'll always have this moment to remember that they they won this tournament today.