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2022 In-Season Training Programs

The Junior Beasties Strength Program

This program prioritizes increasing the athletes strength, movement quality and technique. The Boys and Girls will learn how to lift safely, and as they progress through the term the appropriate weight will be added. Every player will start somewhere on our curriculum, which has been designed to help transition athletes from juniors all the way to grade, giving them to best chance to aid performance and avoid unnecessary injuries along their journey.

Head Coaches:
Josh Allen
Head of Strength and Conditioning at East’s Rugby Club
BSc Sports Science

Will Thompson
Head of U20’s Strength and Conditioning at Easts Rugby Club
BSc Sports Science

Jack Marsh
Youth Academy Director at Strength in Motion Training
BSc Sports Science

With a combined 30+ years of experience coaching professional and semi-pro clubs, schools, and individuals.

Sessions – 6-7am:
1. Mon 14th Feb
2. Mon 21st Feb
3. Mon 28th Feb  
4. Mon 7th Mar  
5. Mon 14th Mar
6. Mon 21st Mar
7. Mon 28th Mar
8. Mon 4th April

Cost: $25 per session per player
Location: Easts Rugby Club Gym
Limited to 15 attendees, only open to 2022 Easts Junior Beasties players

Registration Link:

Speed and Agility

Due to increased demand and success of our 3 week speed and agility program, we will be running an additional 6 week program on Mondays at 5pm-6pm. The primary focus on developing speed and acceleration, reactive agility, cognitive functionality, aerobic conditioning and overall athletic performance.

This program is ran by leading Strength and Conditioning coaches in the area.

Sessions - 5-6pm:
1. Mon 14th Feb
2. Mon 21st Feb
3. Mon 28th Feb

4. Mon 7th Mar
5. Mon 14th Mar
6. Mon 21st Mar

Cost: $25 per session per player
Location: Easts Rugby Club


Registration Link:

2022 Pre-Season Training Programs

Program 1: OFFICIAL Pre-Season Academy Training 13+ (Easts)

The aim of the Academy training sessions is to provide a connection with the Junior Easts players & schoolboy players and create an avenue for the players to develop their skills throughout the rugby off-season. The sessions are open to all players from the Eastern Suburbs Junior Rugby District. Please note this invite will also be sent to local schools and is coordinated by Dan England, the Head Coach for the Colts.

This program is FREE!


  • When
  • ~Training sessions will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the Christmas holiday period
  • ~December - 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th
  • ~January - 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, 28th
  • ~Times:
  • ~~Juniors - 8am to 9am
  • ~~Intermediate - 9am to 10:30am
  • ~~ Seniors - 10:30am onwards
  • Age Groups
  • ~Junior - U/13 & U/14 (Year 7 and 8)
  • ~Intermediate - U/15 & U/16 (Year 9 and 10)
  • ~Senior - U/17 & U/18 (Year 11 and 12)
  • Format
  • ~Monday and Friday - Rugby specific games (no-contact, e.g. touch rugby, oztag)
  • ~Wednesday - Position specific skills (with Easts Coaches)
  • Cost
  • ~FREE!

To register for the sessions please use the link below to express your interest in the sessions. Please understand it is not compulsory to attend all sessions and your son can attend as many or little sessions as they like!

Expression of Interest for Academy

Program 2: SPEED & AGILITY (Strength in Motion - SIM)

This program is an excellent way to get back on the field and focuses on returning to play safely developing speed, agility, and conditioning. It is open to all Junior Beasties and is held independently of the Easts Junior Club, by Youth Athletic Development (YAD).

What to expect:

  • Movement proficiency
  • Sprint/Acceleration technique
  • Change of Direction + Agility
  • Injury management + prevention techniques
  • Conditioning

Head Coaches and YAD Founders:

Josh Allen
BSc Sports Science
Head of Strength and Conditioning at Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club

Jack Marsh
BSc Sports Science
Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club


  • When: 5-6pm on Thurs Jan 27th, Thurs Feb 3rd, Thurs Feb 10th 2022
  • Age Groups: U10 - U16
  • Capacity: Limited to 100 participants only
  • Cost: $75.00 per player
  • Registration link:

Program 3: OFFICIAL Pre-Season Academy Training - Easts Junior Beasties

This program is run by the Easts Senior Club for the Junior Club with a focus on rugby Skills and Drills.

Each registered player receives a training t- shirt as part of the registration fee.

Program Coordinator:

Dan England

  • BASc - Sports and Exercise - University of Sydney
  • Master of Education - University of New England
  • Head Coach of the Colts for Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club


  • When: 5-6pm on Thurs Feb 17th & 24th, 3rd March 2022
  • Time: 3 x Session from 5pm - 6pm on Thursdays, arrival time 4.45pm for registrations
  • Age Groups: U10 - U16
  • Cost: $50.00 per player
  • Registration link:

Please see the Junior Beasties calendar for other events.

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