KCB Rugby tactician Curtis Olago is set to undergo a 15-day high performance training tour in South Africa.
This follows an invite from Western province Rugby High Performance manager Greg Hatcher who confirmed that Olago will be attached to the coaching staff from 1st – 15th July 2018.
KCB Group Head of Customer Experience and club’s patron Mr. Job Njiru said that the tour will enable the coach to upscale his technical team with the best coaching practices that have been adopted at a global scale.
“Rugby games are won largely from brilliant technical decisions; we want to benchmark ourselves with the best teams and the tour is a good exposure for our coach as he seeks to to attain sharp skills and inject the same towards our games” said Job
South Africa boasts of a robust rugby system that has invested heavily on talent development and world class training facilities
During the tour Curtis will be exposed to 5 programmes; DHL Stormers super rugby team preparation and weekly training, DHL WP Rugby Super Sport Challenge Cup team preparation and weekly training, all high performance in place at WP Rugby High performance centre, all high performance programs in place at Stellenbosch Academy of sports including South Africa 7s, South Africa sevens academy and WP Rugby institute as well as a visit to Newlands Rugby stadium.
The trip comes hot on the heels of two historic Kenya cup victories that were largely inspired by a similar trip last year when the team visited Western Province Rugby High performance centre for a ten-day training tour.
Curtis Olago underlined the importance of the trip that will see him improve his skills and tactics ahead of the new season.
“I wish to thank KCB management for sponsoring me to attend the training, the SA tour will enable me to improve my skills as a coach and ultimately instill a change of shift in mental strength of the players”, said Olago.
The High performance training tour in South Africa will entail highest levels of coaching commitment, intensive commitment to the development and implementation of programs, highly structured and formalized competitions, heavy emphasis on decision making and data management, extensive interpersonal contact, and very demanding and restrictive athlete selection criteria for each game.
Olago hopes to apply interpersonal skills and appropriate strategies and tactics learnt from SA in enhancing the performance of individual players and the team as a whole.
KCB defended the Kenya cup season after edging out Kabras Sugar 29-24 in a closely contested final, that saw the bankers win the Kenya cup unbeaten in all 13 outings.