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DSSC set to launch their tailored coaching programme for local Dubai rugby clubs

Desert Sport Strength & Conditioning (DSSC) are proud to launch their rugby strength & conditioning (S&C) programme across Dubai, delivering tailored coaching for local rugby clubs throughout the sporting year.

DSSC rugby training Dubai UAEDSSC is a unique concept brought to Dubai sport by a team of highly experienced, professional and passionate coaches, accomplished in sport, fitness & health and S&C. An opportunity has been recognised to support sport in Dubai, developing rugby teams with programming designed to maximise performance on the competitive field and avoid injury, something that has been prevalent during the 2015/16 season. DSSC is leading the industry as the only standalone institute to deliver a complete, holistic package of both S&C and health for players and teams.

DSSC’s Rugby Pre-Season Programme, commencing in the next few weeks (dates TBC), will be the first of it’s kind here in Dubai. Based at Smart Fitness, an award-winning facility in JLT, both players and teams will be invited down to undergo a 9-week programme across the summer months, tapering down to the start of the 2016/17 season. The main structure is briefly outlined below –

  • 3 training blocks – Strength, Hypertrophy, Plyometrics & Athletic Ability.
  • Initial, mid & final testing to show clear progression.
  • 27 sessions over 9 weeks on a 1:4 athlete:coach ratio, delivered by international standard coaches.
  • Nutritional coaching on how to maximise both body composition and performance on the field, with consistent support to ensure dietary adherence.
  • Educational support with articles & content shared among the group.
  • Exciting extras, such as seminars with international rugby stars, coach visits and team trips.

DSSC coaches come from a rich background of both playing rugby and careers in strength & fitness, so their ability to recognise the strategies that will maximise performance and have the ability to apply them as a team, is what makes the coaching unique. The coaches include:

Mike Poole – Try scoring record holder for Newport, with playing careers in Newport Gwent Dragons, Scarlets and the Welsh International 7s team.

Roan Kotze – Played professional rugby in South Africa before relocating to the Middle East to pursue a career in fitness & coaching.

Jarred Lowson – Experienced 7s & 15s player in South Africa, Kenya & Dubai, DeFranco Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) and Personal Trainer of the Year 2015.

Max Physick – Experienced 15s player in the UK & Dubai, specialising in S&C, advanced body composition and hypertrophy strategies.

With the launch of the DSSC Pre-Season Programme just around the corner, the coaches are excited to get local players on board and start developing their strength, speed, power and conditioning!

For more information and to get on board, please contact:

Max Morrison – DSSC Business Manager
040 438 5055

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