The management of PSA Academies are delighted to welcome Jake Fitzsimmons back to the Academy programme team as Camp Manager and Head of S&C for the PSA Rugby Academy Tignes (Sat 6th – Sat 27th July) and the PSA Rugby Academy South England in August. Jake, who holds an MRes in Sport & Exercise from the University of Derby and has extensive pro sport experience in Soccer (Derby County, West Ham United) and Rugby (PSA Academies in 2018 and UR 7s), played a leading role in the successful delivery of the 2018 Tignes programme. He returns to an even stronger high performance programme, giving the latest batch of Tignes attendees an unrivaled development experience this July.
Read more about Jake in his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Tignes here.
|Clubs as Player
|Current Coaching Position(s)
|PSA Academies S&C Head Coach, Indonesian U17 S&C Coach
|Speed and Power
|Coaching Pet Hates
|Someone not making the most of their talent!
|Most Likely To Say When Coaching
|Least Likely To Say When Coaching
|Just give up
|Best Player You Played With?
|Philipe (Tignes touch 2018!)
|Best Player You’ve Coached?
|Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)?
|Decision making as it has an impact over all aspects of an athlete’s life, especially from a health and fitness point of view e.g. nutritional choices!
|Favourite Physical Exercise?
|Play play play – football, rugby, hockey – whatever sport it may be in its simplest form
|Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy?
|Speed sessions on the track in Tignespace!
|Dream Coaching Job?
|Arsenal Football Club S&C coach
|Best Rugby Experience To Date?
|Favourite Current Player?
|Danny Barrett (USA 7s)
|Favourite Rugby Ground?
|Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey?
|England 2003 RWC
|Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme?
|The Rugby Pod
|Who Wins the 2019 RWC?