Videos in This Set

  • Specific Strength for Rugby Union Practical
  • Collision Sports Strength and Power Theory
  • Practical Small-Sided Conditioning Games
  • Lecture on Methods of Training for Collision Sports

Simon provided a detailed real-time overview on how S&C is applied to Rugby at international level. His honest and professional overview covered many things from planning, monitoring, assessing, content delivery, recovery, match day preparation and more. After attending this workshop I
was a lot more clear and confident about how to deliver and conduct sessions in a rugby environment, as both a S&C coach and rugby player. Well worth it!


Ryan Blake MSc ASCC
Head of S&C Surrey County Cricket

As someone starting out in the field of strength and conditioning and being a rugby player myself getting the chance to learn from someone at the top of the field was a great experience. The workshop gave me a great insight into the role of an s&c coach working at the elite level and the issues this brings when working with players that spend most of their time at their clubs and trying to bring them together for international camps. Simon was able to keep the workshop interesting and engaging throughout and shared some of his own personal tales about working players. A great workshop and well worth a watch for anyone wanting to work in rugby or any professional sport.


Sam Bennett
S&C Intern and Student

Title: Collision Sports Strength and Conditioning
Coach/Presenter: Simon Worsnop
Number of Videos: 4
Total Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes

Simon Worsnop has a strong background in both Rugby Union and Rugby League, so undoubtedly the video is hugely relevant for anyone who plays, coaches, trains or has an interest in both rugby codes.


Here’s what you’ll learn from watching the video series


  • Use of sled training, applications and efficacy of this tool in training programmes
  • Vertical versus horizontal force production in training why both these factors MUST be considered
  • Trap Bar Deadlifts: Application and use of this fantastic training tool
  • Squat variations that rugby union players may benefit from
  • Single leg training progressions and pro’s and con’s
  • Battling Ropes and there use in rugby S&C programmes
  • Dumbell complexes to condition rugby athletes more specifically
  • Fitness Requirements for Rugby that will ensure you have all the boxes ticked with your athletes
  • Programme variables that must be considered in your athletes development schedule
  • Training for junior athletes, priorities and thoughts on how to optimise their development
  • ENERGY SYSTEM TRAINING : THE TRUTH! Find out what we ACTUALLY KNOW in terms of energy system training and how to work this into your conditioning programmes
  • Planning and periodisation of training for rugby
  • Functional warm-ups, games and rills you can use instantly in ANY game based sport
  • How to progress and regress game based drills for ALL sports
  • Running mechanics drills and movement patterns we need to emphasise for SPORT SPEED
  • How to structure your dynamic warm-up
  • Chaos Drills to replicate the demands of the sport- concepts and application
  • Wrestling and contact drills that you can use in your conditioning programmes
  • Theory of small sided games including pro’s and con’s
  • How to plan, regress and progress game based conditioning sessions to get what you want from your athletes
  • Considerations for contact sports conditioning : Things we are missing out in our programmes
  • GPS analysis and the applications of it in sport along with other options and how to prepare your athletes

Find Out More About Simon Worsnop

Simon Worsnop is a qualified coach of both Rugby Union and Rugby League and has over 20 years experience .

Simon is the National Academy Fitness Adviser for the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The holder of a number of strength andconditioning awards, Simon is the Strength and Conditioning Coach within the England Under-20 team. In this role he has worked at seven World Championships. (there used to be two age groups 19s and 21s; now there is just one, under 20)

He is author of “Games and Drills for Rugby” published by Human Kinetics