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


in Attack, Fitness & Conditioning, Rugby drills

For 10 to 20 seconds, your players become the fastest players in the world. They must race at full speed onto every pass, creating a sense of go-forward. Don’t worry about mistakes – just react, realign and attack. Play to the limits of what your team are capable of. Control the speed by throwing in new balls when things slow down. MORE

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