Join host Dan Cottrell as he looks at the lastest developments in rugby coaching in conversation with leading grassroots and professional coaches.
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in Fitness & Conditioning, Podcast
Rich Clarke, a highly qualified S&C coach, university lecturer and evidence-based trainer, talks us through how we can make simple changes to improve our agility training. He explains how we can use constraints, ensure a specific stimulus and where we might start with less athletic players. MORE
in Girls/Womens, Podcast
Liza Burgess talks to LJ Lewis about her Level 4 journey so far. LJ is the forwards coach for Tyrrells Premiership team, Gloucester Hartpury, and former player with Loughborough. MORE
in Girls/Womens, Podcast
Liza "Bird" Burgess was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2018. With 93 caps for Wales and GB, she's also an experienced international and club coach. Now assisting Susie Appleby at Gloucester-Hartbury in the Tyrrells English Premiership, she shares her approach to coaching, what inspires her and how she's changed her delivery. These are exciting times for the women's game as more women take up the coaching reigns - it was great to catch with a good friend and a beacon for the game. MORE
Experienced DPP coach, coaching coordinator and grassroots coach, Ian Hollingworth chats about how he has learned to take more risks. He tells us how he is passionately curious about his coaching and how that has changed his approach. He explains his escape routes if the session is not going quite right, how to maintain the tempo in training plus empowering players and coaches. MORE
Talking with experienced grassroots coach Chris Sweetapple, we look at a recent session he's run using a Rugby Coach Weekly activity. This episode is about "defence zone" which was the game activity as part of the practice plan, Standing in the tackle. MORE
in Podcast, Rugby coaching
I had a very enjoyable chat with Andy Stevens, Club Coaching Coordinator at Ellingham & Ringwood RFC. He was very open about his journey from U6s (and his wife's persuasive qualities). MORE
Tim Ravenscroft, lead coach for his U12's team in Bristol and Sector Head Age Grade Rugby at Gloucestershire RFU discusses how coaching and fixtures are changing for the better at age group rugby. MORE
In this podcast we discuss How to observe a team more effectively; What interventions work with the most difficult players; What a great player does more than just a talented player; Why we want "pigs" not "chickens"
What coaches need to change about themselves; Why values need to be more than just posters on the wall MORE
Ed Robinson talks about his coaching role in the 2018 Sky Sports Rugby try of the year MORE
In this podcast, I get a chance to quiz Warren Abrahams, a senior coach with England Sevens and academy coach with Harlequins. Well-known for being a very creative coach, I ask him about how he builds better relationships with his players, and how he goes about this creativity in his sessions.