Rugby Innovation Summit - Agenda

DAY 1: PLAYER WELFARE, INJURY MITIGATION, PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT & HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE

08.00 Registration & Breakfast

08.50 Chairís Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
09.00†Innovative Approaches to Skill Acquisition, Long Term Athlete Development and How to Design and Instigate a High Performance Culture In Rugby Union

Nick Winkelman, Head of Athletic Performance & Science,†Irish Rugby Football Union

09.30 Question & Answer Session

PANEL DISCUSSION: Player Welfare & Injury Mitigation
09.40†Understanding & Analysing the Impact of the New Tackle Laws: How Technology, Stewardship and Effective Coaching Can Ensure the Elite Game Acts as A Custodian for Player Welfare and Game Development

Jon Daniels, General Manager,†Scarlets Rugby
Richard Bryan, Rugby Director,†Rugby Playersí Association
Michael Webb, Medical Director,†Ulster Rugby

10.10 Question & Answer Session

10.20 Morning Refreshments in The Networking Innovation Area

10.50†CONCUSSION: Ulster Rugby - Our Approach To The Concussion Epidemic.† Minimising Risk From The Grassroots To The Professional Game
Michael Webb, Medical Director,†Ulster Rugby

11.20 Question & Answer Session

11.30† How to Improve and Maximise Pathways and Player Transition From School To College, University, Club And Elite Level

Tom Mapp, Schools Manager,†Rugby Football Union
Russell Earnshaw, International Performance Coach,†Rugby Football Union

12.00 Question & Answer Session

12.10 Lunch Break in The Networking Innovation Area

13.10† How Leicester Tigers Develop & Manage Their Academy Pathway To Create A Sustained Pool Of Talent Who Are Technically, Mentally & Physically Capable Of Playing Senior Rugby

Jamie Taylor, Academy Coach, Leicester Tigers
Pete Burridge, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Leicester Tigers

13.40 Question & Answer Session†

PANEL DISCUSSION:
13.50 Identifying Some Of The Biggest Talent Identification And Development Challenges In Rugby Union And How These Are Being Overcome To Create Positive Pathways Into The Senior Game

Don Barrell, Academy Director,†Saracens FC
Russell Earnshaw, International Performance Coach,†Rugby Football Union
Giles Heagerty, Director of Rugby, Cheadle Hulme School / England Counties

14.20 Question & Answer Session

14.30†How To Identify Talent And Implement Systems Which Develop Decision Making In Age-Group Line Outs

David Muckalt, Director of Rugby,†Sherborne School†/ Forwards Coach,†England U16s

15.00 Question & Answer Session

15.10 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking Innovation Area

15.40†Innovative Approaches to Identify, Challenge and Develop Leadership in Team Environments to Improve The Transition Into Senior Rugby Environments

Guy Richardson, Founder & CEO,†EIGER Performance

16.10 Question & Answer Session

16.20†Creating and Delivering a High Performance System: How The Golden Lions Have Integrated Educational Support & Individual Development as Part of Their Elite Performance Pathway

Bart Schoeman, High Performance Manager,†Golden Lions Rugby Union

16.50 Question & Answer Session

17.00 Chairís Closing Remarks

DAY 2: TECHNOLOGY, DATA APPLICATION, SPORTS SCIENCE, NUTRITION & PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION

08.30 Registration & Breakfast

09.20 Chairís Opening Remarks

09.30†Understanding How to Set Performance Objectives & Apply Data to Increase Performance and Development Through Age Group Into Senior International Rugby
Neil Potts, Head of Athletic Performance,†Scotland Rugby

10.00 Question & Answer Session


10.10†Understanding How Human Conditioning And Coaching Performance Data Is Combined To Optimise Player Output Within A Game Scenario In Rugby League

Mark Quinn, Head of Sports Science & Analytics,†Wigan Warriors
10.40 Question & Answer Session


10.50 Morning Refreshments in The Networking Innovation Area

11.20†Analysing the value of GPS Collision impacts in Key Performance Metrics and its Capacity to Directly Guide Post-Match Recovery Time

Adam Grainger, Lecturer / Strength & Conditioning Coach,†University College Dublin

11.50 Question & Answer Session


PANEL DISCUSSION:
12.00†How To Establish Clear Performance Hypotheses To Effectively Use & Apply Technology And Data In Line With Performance & Coaching Directives

12.30 Question & Answer Session
Jarrad Griffiths, Head of Performance Analysis,†Scarlets Rugby
Adam Grainger, Lecturer / Strength & Conditioning Coach,†University College Dublin
Mark Quinn, Head of Sports Science & Analytics,†Wigan Warriors
12.40 Lunch in The Networking Innovation Area



13.40†Watt Bike Power & Metabolic Conditioning In Soccer: How Leicester City Academy Have Utilised Watt Bike Equipment To Support S&C In A Variety OF Different Ways To Tackle Energy System Development And Potentiation Of Power
Kevin Paxton, Director of Academy Performance, Leicester City FC
14.10 Question & Answer Session
14.20†How To Connect Training Load / Data Collection Into The Humanistic Side Of The Athlete To Improve Performance

Darren Finnegan, Lead Physio, GB Basketball
14.50 Question & Answer Session†

15.00 Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking Innovation Area

15.30 Understanding Nutrition & Its Role In Creating High Performing Athletes As They Transition From Academy To Elite Senior Rugby

Ben Coomber, Performance Coach & Nutritionist

16.00 Question & Answer Session

16.10 Chairís Closing Remarks

End of Summit

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