EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

In practice, what should good practices really look like

Ged Hall coaches across a wide range of ages and abilities. A deep thinker about his coaching, he shares with us practical solutions and thoughts around what a good training session might look like.

Ged is a DPP coach with Sale Sharks, youth development manager with Sandbach RFC and a coach at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby School.

In this podcast, we delve into:

  • What does practice design really look like
  • Getting the right balance between planned and unplanned
  • What mastery means for different age groups
  • Defining purpose
  • What does your coaching plan look like on a piece of A4 paper
  • How long should run an activity for – getting your timings right
  • How to use skills zones at the right time
  • Coach interventions: when, how and what should be said
  • The detail of coaching the tackle
  • Contesting possession: what might a good practice session look like
  • What mistakes do you see your players making and how do you help them resolve them
  • Creating “shape” even in a chaotic game – why that might work
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