For this episode I’m joined by two coaches I hold in high regard for the information they share and the positive outlook they portray as coaches.
Adam Gillings is U12’s Coach at Bracknell RFC, Kids First Mentor but primarily, dad to his two kids.
Rhys Davies is now a Coach Developer with the RFU after stints at London Irish and the Honourable Artillery Company. MORE
Episode 3 features Mark and Rob Shotton, two of the founder members of LooseHeadz, the rugby apparel brand supporting mental health through a group of high profile ambassadors and a grassroots academy. We are joined by Elliott Blackmore, a social, emotional & mental health specialist teacher and highly experienced rugby coach, including coaching in the Saracens Developing Player Pathway. MORE
Andy Stevens sits down to chat with Richard Cheetham and James Clark about coaching, coach development and skills of being a coach.
The main topics were:
A picture of ideal coach development.
How transferable coaching skills can be, and does a coach need an in-depth knowledge of their sport.
The importance of reflection and who to include in the process.
Key reading and resource recommendations. MORE
Andy Stevens, in his first Glass Half Full podcast, looks at the challenges and opportunities around the women's game.
His guests are Bryony Cleall, an England international, Duncan Johnson, leading the girls' section at Ellingham and Ringwood, and Mary Ann Collins, Kids First Mentor and still playing at Crowthorne Ladies. MORE