Kimball Kjar is a former USA International and All-American scrum half. He currently coaches at BYU helping the Cougars to their 2009 and 2012 National Championships. Kjar founded to Halfback Academy to help develop America's next generation of top-level scrum halves and fly halves. More information can be found at www.HalfbackAcademy.com
The extended July 4th celebration is over so it is time to get back to our rugby training. Rugby Rugby's Kimball Kjar looks at one of the best ways to break a tackle the fend or better known in the U.S. as the stiff-arm and how it can be successfully used in rugby.
Rugby is a complex game with a beautiful simplicity about it. In any given phase of the game the available options and decisions to be made can be mind boggling but when players allow the ‘ball to do the work’ the game flows as it is suppose to. Rugby Rugby Kimball Kjar explains how ‘letting the ball do the work’ is important for experience and beginner players.
Varsity inclusion, where a rugby club is financially supported by a high school administration or is affiliated with a high school, is critical to the continuing growth of the game at the youth level. Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar explains how it works and why it is so important to the game.
The success of the Waikato Chiefs in 2012 is thanks in large part to the play of Sonny Bill Williams. The All Black has the size, speed and skill set that any rugby player would like to emulate and Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar looks at one aspect of his game, a deft back-handed pass (‘SBW’), and shows its effectiveness and how players should add this and other skills to their game.
One key element to taking your game to its potential is putting in the hours training. Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar looks at the dedication required to excel pointing out that ‘it’s all in the details.’
Reading the game of rugby is a talent and one that can be developed and honed with practice. The problem is that many rugby coaches and players make ‘apple to oranges’ comparison which do nothing in taking their game to the next level. Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar looks at how to better read the game.
Momentum killers are dreaded by every rugby coach! A variety of tactics are used in an attempt to avoid momentum killers but Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar believes that it is better to work on the skills necessary to prevent momentum killers.
The term ‘high performance’ is frequently mis-used in rugby today. Far too many players use it to refer to the tools and equipment available but Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar is quick to point out that truly meaningful ‘high performance’ is a player’s commitment to excellence.
Rugby coaches are frequently overwhelmed training and preparing their players for matched and often overlook one aspect to the game…scheduling matches. Rugby Rugby’s Kimball Kjar explains the importance of knowing your team and putting together the right schedule.
In his first column for Rugby Rugby, BYU coach Kimball Kjar explains the importance of the coach, in rugby or any sport, being a mentor the players.
Kimball Kjar established the Propel Rugby Academy in 2010 with the goal of helping players and coaches develop the skills necessary to play and coach at the highest levels possible. Kjar’s Propel Posts focus on a range of topics that cover player and coach development and other related areas.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.