Team culture | Flat ball fun | Lump touch | Spontaneous training

Arm yourself to meet all the different coaching challenges you may face. In this newsletter, we have a range of fresh and different tips and ideas to develop your players, both as a person and as a rugby player.

Let’s start by reflecting what we really learn from the Six Nations 2019. Forget the hype, emotion and cups. Instead, look at what your team can do differently in training which can draw on the good (and the bad) that the players saw. I’ve got five particular thoughts in my Six Nations comment: Stop wasting time focusing on cups and records – just learn from the game-moments.

If you want to try something completely different, why not turn a potential disaster into an opportunity. 9 ways to train with a flat ball challenges the players to be inventive, isolating skills because they have to adapt to the new shape and flight.

Experienced and innovative, Russell Earnshaw is well known for shaking the coaching tree. Yet, his philosophy is based on sound principles. Read more about his feelings on building proper teams in Culture club: Understand the motivations and needs of your players.

Finally, rugby weather can be as unpredictable as the bounce of the ball. See how I managed to have Fun and spontaneity in the rain with a team session. It wasn’t planned to be that way, but I now know how to replicate it.

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