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.
Here are some of the many areas we discuss:
How to communicate with a player
How to use “magic eggs” to make stronger connections
Why asking a tough personal question makes a difference
Why team values should inform your decision making with individuals
What you need to be creative
The four training zones
How to play “Cube”
Giving empty information to create more powerful outcomes
What mistakes I made as a coach with games
How to use creativity in collisions
How you stand out
Here’s the Cube in action (with sounds affects from Warren’s family!)
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Mark Bennett MBE, a leading coach and coach developer, explains how he helps coaches to help players to think for themselves. He has very powerful methods to work across all levels of the game, to suit the player in front of you. In this podcast, we explored these areas: What is meant by a coachable player, how to make players think for themselves, what tools to use, with players and with coaches, the rule of three - how it is for you, not for them, what to set as targets so there are intrinsic, how to work with mixed ability groups, creating Ninjas in your coaching world. MORE
In the podcast, Geraint explains...
The benefits you and your teams get from reviewing video footage from top class games.
How you translate what you see in the footage into training design.
How you can vary your feedback on the footage to suit different age groups.
Different ways to introduce a new technique or tactic.
The right focus on when you are watching back videos.
How can we watch our games in real time. MORE
Wilbur Kraak, a senior lecturer and rugby researcher at Department of Sport Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, has recently published his findings on the effects of a skills specific coaching education programme on the skill level of mini-rugby players. Working with Jacques Basson, their conclusions shed further light on what good practice design looks like... MORE