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Strength & Conditioning

The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Strength & Conditioning Program is dedicated to helping young athletes prepare to play rugby to their full potential.


EIRA Strength and Conditioning Goals include:


  • Implementing age appropriate training that aligns to individual needs

  • Developing power and strength that translate to speed and explosiveness

  • Focus on safety, proper technique and increased flexibility

  • Teaching recovery through nutrition, sleep and proper hydration

Coach Justin Goonan


Texas native Justin graduated from Texas A&M University with an undergraduate degree and Masters in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Greenwich, London.


Justin played rugby in Australia then the US Super League before concentrating on a coaching career. He’s the current Spring Hill College Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s rugby and strength and conditioning. Previously served as the USA Rugby Junior All American Strength and Conditioning Coach, winning the World Trophy with the USA in 2012.

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