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It’s not about the win, it’s about the why

in Podcast, Rugby coaching

Keri Lovell, a WRU hub officer, head coach with Vale U15s in the Dewar Shield and working across local schools, describes how he changed his approach to coaching. He tells us how he made a big adjustment after chatting to Russell Earnshaw, and discovered how much more comfortable he could be dealing with the balance between winning and performance. MORE

Smashing defence training with energy and purpose

in Defence, Podcast

Katleho Lynch is a South Africa U17s elite development coach. His passionate about defence training U18s teams at schools, plus working with provinces, clubs and universities. He has learned his trade from all parts of the rugby world and brings his energy and purpose into his sessions. In this podcast, he outlines: The key techniques... MORE

Chicken or egg? Games before skills or vice versa

in Podcast, Rugby coaching

Jack Pattinson, academy and DPP coach at London Irish, in the South of England, talks to me about how he plans his coaching and what principles drive his sessions. I challenge him about the balance between skills training and game training, what the future player needs to know and how he measures success. MORE

Women’s game still needs more change says Scottish legend...

in Girls/Womens, Podcast

Liza Burgess talks with former Scottish international and experienced coach, Donna Kennedy. She is passionate about the women’s game, Scottish rugby and coaching as a whole. She talks about how the women’s game needs to change to continue to move forward. Donna has coached at lots of levels of the game, including the Barbarians, and... MORE

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