Specialised Coaching is offered at Merchiston to extend our boys’ skill, speed and endurance in various sporting disciplines. This is run after extra-mural sport and is designed to give individual or small group instruction to boys in their sport of choice. It is run privately and parents can elect to sign their son up for this level of sport should they wish. Every coaching session is meticulously planned and well-executed to ensure our boys reap the full benefits, which include being challenged and extended, growing their love for their chosen sport, engaging in fun and learning from top-level coaches.
All our boys have the opportunity to improve their core fitness and strength during early morning or afternoon sessions, supervised by various specialists. These conditioning sessions are aimed at improving strength, explosive power, endurance and core stability. Conditioning has far reaching benefits both on the sports field and in the class room.
The school offers its boys the opportunity to be a part of a rugby academy, called Rugga Rats, that runs the full year from February to November. The dedicated academy coaches teach our boys the basics of rugby as well as the necessary skills required to play the sport at the highest level.