Paul Tyler, a Level 3 coach and teacher shows how you can use an easy periodisation plan to cover the six key elements of a pre-season programme. MORE
How fit is your team? Of course they could always be fitter. But sometimes just looking at their work rate in a game or training is not enough to tell.
There are lots of fitness tests available, some are easy to set up and others need special equipment. The Cooper fitness test is a simple, easy to measure test of the physical running condition of players. Here is our guide on how to use it and what you can learn from the results. MORE
Rugby forwards need specialised strength and conditioning fitness work. Here are some easy-to-apply guidelines. MORE
In all the excitement of pre-season rugby training, it is possible to forget some of the principles of preparing your team for the first game, or indeed the whole season. MORE
Boost your pre-season rugby training sessions with this plan to increase player participation, improve fitness and build team spirit. The session is also, of course, designed to develop your players' rugby skills.