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  • Practical training sessions to develop technical skills, tactical knowledge and rugby understanding.

  • Customised sessions to suit your needs.

  • Full day sessions, half day sessions or 4 x 1 hour weekly sessions at a venue near you.

  • Focus on fundamental skills e.g. passing, tackle, evasion, breakdown, kicking.

  • Individual feedback can be provided to target areas for improvement

  • One on one or group sessions.


Talk to to Dave about professional services in coach education and mentoring.

  • 4 hour coaching clinics on specialised topics include a mix of practical and theory

  • match & training video analysis

  • Coach mentoring

  • Coaches corner for sharing ideas



Dave's video resources are recordings of past online webinars.  They include presentations and discussions on all aspects of rugby.  Each video is on a specific topic and approximately 1 hour long.   These can be purchased for $20 per topic (or buy the whole catalogue for a discounted price). 


​Following representative rugby (over 300 first grade games in various countries), I took up coaching, specialising in skills.  I now have over 30 years experience in player skill development and coach education.  I've  worked with some of the best international players and coaches in the world, and in all corners of the globe.

Recent Professional Roles: 
  • Assistant Coach/Skills Coach, Blues Super Rugby, (2016-2018)

  • Assistant Coach/Skills Coach, Connacht Rugby Pro12, (2013-2016)

  • International Rugby Academy Skills Coach and Course Facilitator, (2000-2023)


"We were extremely lucky to have Dave work with our high school program.  We came off a championship year and graduated a number of senior players.  Expectations were extremely low give the prior year’s success.  Dave then took a group of young men upskilled them and set a foundation where players were able to express themselves creatively on the field.  Not only did the players improve resulting in another very successful season but he also created a culture where all the players and coaches supported each other and truly enjoyed each other’s company.  Dave is one of the few Coaches I have met that truly understands how to get the best out of his players and coaching staff"

Ali Behnam SFGG

"San Francisco Golden Gate rugby had the pleasure to have Dave Ellis coach our youth and High school program for th 2022 season. Dave brought a wealth of knowledge we don’t generally get in the US, players and coaches were beneficiaries of Dave’s coaching knowledge. Dave is the guru of multi facet skills , including catch/ tackle technique, offensive and defensive breakdown, running lines and technical kicking form. Humble in character and a great people person SFGG was blessed to have Dave Ellis as apart of our organization for the 2022 season."

Tony Wells ( President SFGG rugby)

"Dave Ellis has the unique ability to successfully coach players as well as coaches. His videos are excellent quality and produced in a way that are easy to follow and understand while being incredibly informative and educational. Dave makes rugby a simple game to play and coach."

Jeff Watt NSW Country U 18s Head Coach

"I’ve been doing every webinar Dave has offered for approx. 1 1/2 yrs. His knowledge and topics are great for any coach. I feel like everyone are pals on the chats as he is genuine and leaves no question or thought unanswered. I literally get excited for each session because I always get some gold." 

Jack Bukowski USA

"I first met Dave a few years back in New Zealand, since them I have attended a number of his webinars and coach education sessions.

He has a great knowledge of the game and he has an outstanding ability to explain skills and concepts in plain english."

Andrew 'Bully' Shaw - Assistant Coach Powerhouse Rugby Club (Melbourne Aust) Forwards Coach Melbourne Rebels U16 

I’ve done a number of Dave’s webinars over the last year. They have always been well organised and full of great content for coaches of all levels. I enjoyed learning from Dave’s experience given he has coached in both hemispheres but also meeting and building relationships with others in the rugby community.

Peter - Ireland

Dave Ellis has been tremendous in my development as a coach. It is obvious from the first moment how I could improve what I was doing. The focus on skills has made me a better coach and that has paid dividends on the field. I can coach rugby without Dave and his teachings, but I coach a brand of rugby I love with his help.

Renaldo Arroyo - Kern County RFC Head Coach - Bakersfield, CA, USA

These webinars offer a lot of detail & depth into the different aspects of rugby. Dave shares his knowledge on tactics, technique & strategy. What is very good about the webinas, Dave gives examples of skills and drills that are applicable to every level of rugby. These webinars have had a real impact on my training & matches! Thank you Dave!!!

Dirk Volckaerts - Belgium



Tel: +64 22 585 6500


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