EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Half a game: Opportunities, challenges and solutions


In this collaborative podcast, Dan Cottrell talks to six coaches across the grassroots spectrum. He asks them about the new regulation for teams up to U18s in England, where all match day squad players must play at least half a game.

We discuss:

  • Why did it need to be implemented
  • Will the sanctions work and how
  • What changes you might need to make
  • How do you deal with large squads
  • What has been the experience in Wales where they have been using this rule already

The contributors

Nathan Gosling – Coach and teacher in Devon, North Devon DPP lead coach and a coach for Barnstaple u16s, coach mentor/helper Barnstaple Junior section
Ian Hollingworth – Kids First Coach Coordinator, Billericay RFC and DPP lead coach in Essex
Tim Ravenscroft – Age Grade chair with Gloucestershire and U12s coach
Ian “Spike” Milligan – Co-author of Mini and Youth Rugby, and Club Coaching Coordinator plus coaches the Bury Foxes women’s team
Andy Stevens, Kids First chair at Ellingham and Ringwood club, and U11s club coach
Mike Gravenor, coaching at Mumbles, Wales, with over 12 years experience coaching across three different teams

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