Ruck transformers

in Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

Put your slow ball ruck plays into more game-like situations. This wrap play exercise is a good starting point, and you can then use it to develop other tactics. A wrap play turns slow ball into quick ball and allows your 9 to recycle it at pace. MORE

Make weaknesses positive

in Rugby coaching

Pointing out a player’s weaknesses can be difficult and possibly counter-productive. Here, we explain how you can work with each player positively, by changing your focus. MORE

Why we should coach to tackle higher, not lower,...

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Dan Cottrell speaks to Inside Running Academy boss, Mike Rogers. Mike, who's just finished a season in the US MLR with the New England Free Jacks talks openly about his experience coaching in both his homeland of New Zealand and the States. There is a very moving passage where we discuss vulnerability and authenticity. Mike's message about his relationship with rugby and his family will strike many chords with coaches. MORE

Behaviour tips for better sessions

in Rugby drills

Improve your training sessions with behaviour ideas from top teachers. Jade Pearce, author of What Every Teacher Needs to Know and Dan Cottrell show you how in a rugby context. Doug Lemov, writing in Teach Like a Champion 3.0, says: “The purpose of [preventative and positive classroom behaviour management] techniques is not so much to... MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep90: Reviewing the best content

in Round-up Rodeo with Phil Llewellyn

Host Phil Llewellyn with guests review some of the many great podcasts, books, articles and webinars from the last week. This week's guests: Josh Fletcher, performance coach with Formula 3 and founder of Career Blueprint and Dan Howells, strength and conditioning coach consultant and personal development coach with Collaborate Sports. This Week's Content Josh Fletcher Contact Info @careerbluepring – Instagram @coachblueprint1 – Twitter Dan Howells Contact Info @collaborate_sports - Instagram @howellsdan - Twitter MORE

Smash the gain line and offload

in Contact, Passing & Handling, Rugby drills

Use great footwork and leg drive to break through defences while ensuring support players are on hand to take a quick pass beyond the initial contact. Get the ball carrier to run the right angles to attack the gap between defenders, smash through the tackle and then offload to their support players. The support players will learn the best lines to receive the offload. MORE

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