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Be humble, train hard, and have a plan to go all the way
Three things are important - character, hard work, and a plan. But the most important of these is the plan. Talent is useful, but no-one makes NRL or Super Rugby on talent alone. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
So, one of the first things the Pro-Pare® Athlete Development System does is generate a plan for you to make first grade or Super Rugby.
We start with some physical testing, and use two tools. The first of these is the Pro-Pare® Combine - we test your fitness, strength, and speed. This gives you a score out of 10,000. A score of 5,000 is the minimum to get into a Jersey Flegg squad (rugby league U20). Jersey Flegg players score around 6,000, and NRL players or All Blacks score around 7,200. Our second tool compares you, on a variety of things (such as size, 5m sprint time, fitness, strength, and speed), to a Jersey Flegg player. A score of 8-10 is normally good enough to have an NRL club look at you. Most Jersey Flegg players score 11-13. The first part of your Individual Development Plan is a programme to close the physical gaps between where you are now, and where you need to be in 2-3 years time.
The next step is the Pro-Pare® Skills Development Matrix. This looks at 25 areas and scores each on a 1-2-3 system, where one (red) means 'needs work' two (green) means 'OK for the next level', and three (gold) means 'outstanding at the next level'. We are looking for a score of 50 or more. The plan is to eliminate the reds and build on strengths.
The third level of our approach to developing footballers involves increasing a player's tactical awareness. Union players in New Zealand are strong in this area. This is the area where New Zealand rugby league playing teenagers are well behind the Australians - the NZ boys have size, strength, speed, and skills. The Aussies have footie brains- they have to as they can't rely on crash and bash bullies to win the game for them.
The fourth level of our approach to developing footballers involves increasing your contribution to the team. We focus on teaching you the importance of preparation and developing a game day routine. We encourage you to develop a 'signature move' - when people say your name, what do they say next? We teach you to expliot your strengths and disguise your weaknesses on the field - this comes down to decision making. We are also concerned about discipline on the field, positivity, and minimising mistakes
Selectors, especially at age group level, do not choose the best players. They rely on leads given to them by friends, by the people who appointed them, and by player agents. Remember - Wayne Bennett does not select the U15s or the U17s. Steve Hansen does not select the NZ schoolboys.
If you aren't making rep teams, don't worry. Focus on your plan. You will get your opportunity.