Towson Rugby's Needs Your Support as we go Division 1
Organized by: Tony D
We want to hire a professional rugby consulting group out of Australia called Pro-Performance Rugby. The school can't pay for this group as it would set a precedent that would allow all of the other 35 sports clubs to do the same thing. As such, we have to pay for it ourselves. The cost is about $15,000. Pro-Performance provides coaching and consulting services to high level college and club programs around the globe. They work with teams like Towson to take them to the next level of rugby. Here are a couple of the areas that they will help us with: Design and implementation of practice: All practices will be filmed, edited, and sent to this group for review and comments. They will then give us feed back on the design of our practice, what drills to run, and how to improve on all aspects of our practices. Film review of all games: We will record all games and send them to Pro-Performance on Saturday night. Within 24 hours they will send us a review of the game and areas that we could improve upon. We will also do a live Skype with these coaches as we review the films. Access to Pro-Performances library of drills: PP has an extensive library of drills used by some of the top teams in the world. They will walk us through each of these drills and the best way to coach them. In person rugby camps at Towson University: Pro-performance will hold at least three rugby camps for all up and coming high school players. This is a great way to recruit players to come and play for Towson. Our friends at Mount Saint Mary's use this group and they put on a tournament this past spring with over one thousand players in attendance. Pro-performance played a big part in helping the Mount become a varsity program with scholarships. In closing, the current group of coaches at Towson are a committed, knowledgeable group of volunteers. We have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours, becoming the best coaches we can be over the last eight years. All that being said, we have probably taken this team about as far as we can take them given our background. We need help to take this team to the next level and I am convinced that Pro-Performance can help us get there. They took Mount Saint Mary's from a struggling, losing program three years ago and helped them win the D3 national championship this past spring. To the Mount's credit, they recommended that Pro-Performance come down and talk to Towson even though we are a direct competitor.