About Us: An international coaching & analysisconsultancy, that works with clubs, universities,schools and the individual looking to rise to thetop. Students at our high performance clinics andworkshops will be exposed to the latest coachingmethods in international rugby. Emphasis willalways be on all round development, physicallyand mentally. We provide full time 24/7 online support viaSkype and E mail to players. We cover everyaspect on the "Science and Methodology ofKicking" in our kicking workshops!
Our Program: We strive to bring across the philosophy of thegame using the principles of fair play,integrity, honesty and good sportsmanship inour teaching. Students will be exposed to thelatest coaching methods, and be exposed tointernational rugby knowledge, ideas andtheories through guest coaches. We use a holistic approach, focusing on notonly on the physical, but the mental aptitudeneeded to compete at top level. Key areas likefitness, speed, agility, quickness will beaddressed through specific skill set training
Testimonials:"I have just completed my first full winter of training and Idefinitely have seen a noticeable difference in my game. I ammore agile, have improved ball handling ability and havefaster feet! I give full credit to KAIWHANA in helping meto start with the Barbarian’s Men’s 1st Team this season. Ifully recommend anyone who wants to improve their gameto contact Coach Pienaar!"Kolby Bossineau"Thinus has done one on one elite level rugby training for myson Mitchell for most of the 2011 rugby season and I highlyrecommend him. Thinus brings a level of expertise anddedication to rugby training that has allowed Mitchell totake his rugby skills to an even higher level."Mark Harris
“Thinus, thank you very much for coming along andworking with the guys. I spoke to several at the end andthey were very positive about the time with you. I willcontact Kieran Crowley about your input and you maybe aware he is bringing his World Cup squad to Torontoin a few weeks. That could be a real opportunity for youto showcase your stuff with the national side..”Rob Doyle – Head Coach, Ontario Blues, Canada“The Aurora Barbarians Rugby Club has been impressedwith your accomplishments for this past season in yourcapacity as Technical Director of Rugby...”Steve Hall – VP, Aurora BarbariansToronto, Canada
“Thinus is highly knowledgeable about the game of rugbyand the technical aspects required of players andcoaches in order to be successful. He understands whatis required in both instructional and feedbacksituations and works well with colleagues and playersin order to accommodate their needs...”Tyler Leggat - Director of Rugby, Upright Rugby Canada“I have known Thinus for a few years now and at alltimes he has shown himself to be very hard working,innovative in his approach to sport and business andhas been an asset to my Company in all my manydealings with him.”Richard de Jager - South African Rugby Union (SARU)
"Thinus joined the Aurora Barbs as a Coach / TechnicalDirector at a time when the club needed some freshideas to bring to the field. His strategy includedanalysis and review of current players and style of playand resulted in some positive outcomes for the club."Nick Taylor - Rugby Canada Marketing and Communications Director“I have known Thinus for a few years now, and at alltimes he has shown himself to be very hard working,innovative in his approach to sport and business, andhas been an asset to Developing the Game of Rugby inSouth Africa. I fully recommend working with him onand off the field.”Richard Lewis - EP Rugby Kings & SARU Rugby Game Development Officer