Samuel “Sam” Mountain

LAST NAME Mountain
DATE OF BIRTH: 19-dic.-1990
CITIZEN: Scottish

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    World Rugby Level 1 Coaching

    World Rugby Level 2 Coaching

    World Rugby Level 3 Coaching

    World Rugby Strength and Conditioning Level 1

    World Rugby Educator – Pending.



    Shadowing Opportunities Undertaken:

    • Counties Manukau Mitre 10 Campaign
    • Scotland Under 16 Camp
    • AFL Camp Australia.



    Organization is key to any organization, I feel that I bring this in abundance due to my previous professional career. Man management is absolutely critical and my ability to gain common ground with people, and gain an understanding of what I need to do in order to get the best out of them. A lot of my coaching comes via games and giving players as close to an “authentic training environment” as possible stands them in good stead being

    able to perform skills under pressure.


    Hobart Harlequins Rugby Club November 2019 – Present.


    Aberdeen University Rugby Club 1st XV Co-Coach September 2019 – November 2019

    • Planning and Leading training sessions.
    • Working alongside other Co-Coach in session planning detail and timings.
    • Liaising with President and Captain with regards to selection and forward progress planning.
    • Working with al 4 senior sides to ensure correct model was being implemented.
    • Planning S and C sessions with co-coaches and physio, ensuring players weren’t being overloaded.


    Provincial (Caledonia) Under 19 Lead Coach 2019. 

    • Leading all sessions for all squad players understanding patterns of play.
    • Developing core skills
    • Team Attack and Back line attack
    • Working alongside co coaches with regards to implementation and team selection.
    • Communicating with national age grade coach for recommendations.



    Tairua Rugby Premier Men’s Head Coach (New Zealand) Jan 2019 – August 2019.

    • Liaising with DOR in regards to player recruitment, captain selection.
    • Working with Director of Operations to ensure all kit is in place.
    • Working with manager to ensure all players are registers.
    • Working with Physio to ensure currently state and availability of players.
    • Planning and Leading training sessions.
    • Organisation with S and C coach ensure players have correct loads( players coming back from injury etc)
    • Organisation of season plan/monthly plans/weekly sessions, in conjunction with assistant coaches and consultants.
    • Bringing together a team of 13 imports and 14 locals.

    Granite City Colts  – June 2018 – Jan 2019

    • Assistant coach at Aberdeen Under 18 side.
    • Defence Coach
    • Developing Core Skills relating to defence
    • Communicating with DOR and Premier Men’s Coach

    Scottish Rugby Lead Coach – Regional Training Centre Caledonia. April 2018 – January 2019

    • Leading and delivering sessions to Pathway kids aged 16-18.
    • Organizing assistant Coaches.
    • Liaising with District(Provincial Coaches) in order to provide clear messages to players during sessions.
    • Providing detailed feedback to all players on a regular basis.
    • Working with Regional Manager to ensure correct players selected for training centre.



    Scottish Rugby Lead Coach – Player Development Programme. April 2018 – January 2019. 

    • Working with Elite players in the area (Scottish Woman’s Internationals) and working on core skills.
    • Coaching Elite Academy/Pathway players in developing their core skills relating to their positions(Half Backs Mainly)
    • Attending fixtures where these players played, to provide more feedback.
    • Worked with national age grade coaches to again ensure players not overloaded or worked.


    Provincial (Caledonia) Under 19 Attack Coach 2017. 

    • Leading attack sessions for all squad players understanding patterns of play.
    • Developing core skills
    • Back line attack
    • Winning the inaugural Scottish Rugby Super 4’s Championship.


    Provincial (Caledonia) Under 20 Attack Coach 2017. 

    • Leading attack sessions for all squad players understanding patterns of play.
    • Developing core skills
    • Back line attack
    • Came third in regional Championship.



    Head Coach Ellon Rugby 2015-2018 – Premier Mens.

    • Increased player numbers from 8-32
    • Increased sponsorship
    • Before we took over Ellon finished tenth in regional division 2 within two seasons we had them promoted to Regional Division One.
    • Lost 4 games at home during two seasons.
    • Increased club participation within senior section, something that was lacking previously.
    • Liaised with various stakeholders of the club on a regular business.
    • Liaised with DOR and assistant Coaches regularly.
    • Developed season,  monthly and weekly plans for seasons.



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