Featuring insights from the leading coaches and trainers from around the world.
Professional coaching articles across four books, covering:
- Skills and training
- Set pieces and tactics
- Coaching and management.
With easy to follow explanations and colour illustrations so you can easily follow their world class advice, these books offer a unique view of how the top coaches work.
A huge variety of ideas to keep your coaching fresh, including sessions on attacking, defending, possession, set pieces and fitness.
All of the pieces in this book have been written by coaches who have achieved many accolades in the game, whether in coaching World Cup final teams, premier league teams or educating the next set of internationals.
When I was compiling this book one of the things I was looking for was clarity of thought. Sessions that make the complicated straightforward, the jargon make sense, the playbook usable, defence achievable, management deliverable.
International Rugby Coaching is a great opportunity to learn from students of the game. The kind of coaches who learn from each other and are always looking to improve. You can find new ideas as well as guidance to improve on your existing level of coaching. Contributors include:
Dick Muir – Director of rugby at Durban club side Crusaders
Alan Solomons is a rugby union coach, who was recently the head coach at Edinburgh. Now coaching consultant at Bristol.
Ian Foster is the assistant coach of the All Blacks and a former rugby union player.
Neal Hatley England team’s scrum coach
Damian McGrath Head coach of Canada’s national men’s sevens team
Skills & Training
|Braam van Straaten||Kicking coach and former South African goal kicker||Making the Wallabies the world’s best goal kickers|
|Dick Muir||Springbok backs coach and Director of Rugby for Golden Lions (Super 15 franchise)||Play more heads-up rugby|
|Phil Davies||Forwards coach, Worcester Warriors||Keep your forwards switched on|
|Gruff Rees||Senior skills coach at The Ospreys.||Throw the magic|
|Damian McGrath||Former England skills coach. Now coach at Super League team Huddersfield Giants||A quick game is a good game|
|Neal Hatley||Forwards coach, London Irish, Aviva Premiership||Lineout training: physical and mental workouts|
|Tosh Askew||Leicester Tigers Academy coach||Banish the drift attack|
|Phil Mack||Head of Strenght and Conditioning with The Ep Kings, Nations Cup winners 2011||We only need 17 minutes to warm up for a match|
|Anthony Wakeling||Head of Performance Analysis at Waratahs, The Super 15 team||The coaching that matters|
|Peter Drewett||England Student manager||Two fundamental rules for back play|
|Kevin Battle||Head coach of US Collegiate Division 1 league team, University of California, Santa Barbara||My proven pre-match warm-up|
Set pieces & Tactics
|Darren Edwards||Assistant coach to Magners League team, The Dragons, and Wales U18s coach||Why four strike moves is enough|
|Gary Gold||Assistant coach of South Africa||Secrets of the Springbok lineout|
|Scott “Razor” Robertson||Former All Black back row and now coach at Canterbury and Coca-Cola||Have some ammo ready for the weekend|
|Clive Griffiths||Head coach of North Wales regional team||Out of the ‘boot’ and into the front line|
|Paul Turner||Former Wales International, ex-Sale Sharks player/coach and former head coach of Newport Gwent Dragons||The lost arts of playing 10|
|Mark Mapletoft||Former England U20s coach and now assistant coach with Harlequins||“Hold the paint”-playing from touchline to touchline|
|Martin Haag||Forwards coach at Bath, Aviva Premiership||Avoid the ‘swinging arse’|
|Greg Smith||Former Fijian international hooker, now skills coach with Waikato||Consistency is key to the perfect lineout throw|
|Greig Oliver||Head coach, Garryowen RFC, Ireland Premier League||Never a better time to revisit the counter-attack|
|Ian Foster||Head coach of the Waikato Chiefs, Super 15 team||Waikato Chiefs’ kicking strategy|
|Rob Moffat||Director of Rugby, Edinburgh RugbyThe attacking edge|
|Justin Bishop||London Irish defence coach||The World Cup proved there is more than one way to defend|
|Lee Smith||IRB Regional Development Manager for Oceania||Springing the “catch and stop” trap|
|Shannon Fraser||Flying Fijians assistant coach||Gain the momentum from set piece back plays|
|Peter Wright||Head coach, Scotland U20s||Clear up your contact area by not going to ground|
Coaching & Management
|Justin Burnell||Forwards coach for Cardiff Blues||Fine-tuning your tactics|
|Didier Retiere||Former assistant coach for France, now U20s coach and assistant director of France high performance||Creating a better way to scrummage|
|Alan Solomons||Director of Rugby/Head Coach, EP Kings and Southern Kings||How to avoid player burnout|
|Rowland Phillips||Former Wales defence coach and now defence coach with Aironi, Italian Heineken Cup team||The hinge: a new look for the blitz|
|Tony Hanks||Director of Rugby for Guinness Premiership team, London Wasps||The six faces of a director of Rugby|
|Simon Middleton||Leeds Carnegie, Guinness Premiership||How to bounce back from defeat|
|Candi Orsini||Former assistant coach for USA Rugby Women’s National Team and head coach Eckerd College WRFC.||Playing to our strengths|
|Jim Love||Chief executive of the New Zealand Sports Academy||More than one way to win a World Cup|
|Shane Sullivan||Assistant manager performance Rugby for the Super Rugby Champions St. George Queensland Reds||Super Rugby success starts in the backroom|
|Bill Beswick||Leading applied sports psychologist||Think to win – mind training|