EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

If at first you don’t succeed…

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How can coaches achieve “success” within a team when the goalposts for what “success” is are off-centre from the beginning? A research paper titled “Is Winning Everything?” written by Sean P. Cumming et al. and published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (2007), articulates the importance in youth sport coaching of nuancing what is actually meant when we set a vision of “success”, and how this can be achieved with the right motivational climate. MORE

Create a positive day one climate

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In her paper published by the University of Kansas in 2010, Mary D. Fry, the college’s professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, demonstrates the vital importance in children’s sports coaching of working to create a positive environment from the very first training session. MORE

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