tdc coaches play with the stars…

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Paul going head to head with French International Basteraud
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Szarzewski and Marconnet look on

It was the annual beach rugby tournament in Tignes last Saturday. Wall to wall blue sky and the hot alpine sun made sure there was a real beach atmosphere despite being at 2100m above sea level! Val d’Isère won the amateur competition in the morning, conceding only one try in 5 games. Giles and Paul combining nicely to score the winning try in the final.

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Paul distributes watched by Italian legend Bergamasco
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tdc linking nicely watched by Basteraud

The pro-competition was to take place in the afternoon and as amateur Champions Val d’Isère were asked to join them. Fortunately we were playing touch rugby not full tackling otherwise things could have ended very differently! The motivation to run around for another spell of matches came in the shape of Stade Français. 13 times French champions and Heineken Cup regulars their squad is packed with Internationals and we were to play in their group. This was a warm up for their summer training camp that happens every year in Tignes, for us we were on our last legs, but how often do you get to play against so many legends of the game? A once in a life time opportunity.

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Dupuy, ex-Leicester & French International scrum-half
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Gi poised to make a move

Motivation was high as we lined up against a team that were practically all international stars. If you know your rugby these names should mean something to you: Julien Dupuy (Leicester scrum-half last year), Sylvain Marconnet (French prop), Mauro Bergamsaco (Italian back row), Mathieu Basteraud (French centre), Christophe Dominici (ex-French wing), Sergio Parisse (Italian back row), Roncero Rodrigez (Aregntinian prop), Dimitri Szarzewski (French hooker). They all played and we even managed to score two tries against them! Lewis and Garner are still waiting for a call from the Stade Français coach such was their performance on the day.

tdc ‘s BASI prep courses 2009/10

tdc have been running BASI prep courses very successfully over the last number of years. We would like to say congratulations to all those who have then gone on to be successful at their BASI courses. We are running BASI prep courses throughout autumn 2009 and winter 2010 so let us know when you want to book.

These courses are designed to help you get ready for any forthcoming exams or BASI courses. With 5 BASI trainers within tdc‘s ranks these courses provide an ideal opportunity to prepare for success.

All courses include in depth video analysis.

NEW for Autumn 2009

BASIlogoOctober Courses – why wait until the onset of winter and the November storms. Enjoy the longer days and warmer conditions of skiing in October on the Tignes glacier. Very often the afternoons in October can feel really summery, training feels very different at this time of year.
Cheap accommodation and equipment testing at the Melezes Hotel in Tignes les Boisses. The guys at the Melezes run a ski and board camp where you can test all the latest kit the prices for accommodation and airport transfer have to be seen to be believed, check out the deals at:
http://www.skiandboardcamp.com/

Course Details

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tdc BASI trainers

Autumn Weeks – Monday to Friday

Prepare for BASI Levels 2, 3 & 4

5 – 9 October
12 – 16 October
23 – 27 November – Train for your teaching course
Cost 200 €

Winter Weeks – Monday to Friday

Prepare for Levels 3 & 4

18 – 22 January

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Winter Cost Options

  • 350€ full week
  • 200€ 5 half days
  • 50 € per half day

There will also be training throughout the winter season for those people in or near the resort, with less regimented timings – same winter costs apply.

BASI Level 1 & 2 Prep

If you are new to BASI and are thinking of embarking on your first course this level is ideal for you. Equally if you have completed the trainee instructor module and need to brush up your technique before you undertake the Level 2 Instructor Training assessment this is the perfect way to ensure success.
This is best suited for those going for Level 1 Instructor and Level 2 Instructor Training modules.

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BASI Level 3 Prep

This is for people who have successfully completed the Level 2 Instructor assessment and feel they need some training before they take the next technical or teaching level.
Prepare to be at the level before your assessment.

BASI Level 4 Prep

This is for people preparing for their final technical and teaching level. These courses will be run by BASI Trainers who are involved in trainer education and who regularly deliver the BASI ISTD technical and teaching module. With a proven track record for helping people pass their final test this course is a valuable option.

book you tdc BASI prep course now

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If you need help with accommodation or transfers please let us know and we will do our best to help.