Being a rugby coach means more than knowing how to execute a particular rugby skill, run a rugby drill, or set up a formation. The rugby coaching advice in this section highlights the important issues facing coaches and shows you how to approach them to become a better coach. These articles look at issues such as playing against sides that cheat, coping with problem players, getting a winning mentality and much more.
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Host Phil Llewellyn with guests review some of the many great podcasts, books, articles and webinars from the last week.
This week's guests:
Ian Ridge, Community Football Coach and Sports Coaching Masters Student at Worcester University and Tom Reid, Head Coach Stourbridge Ladies Football Club and Sports Coaching Masters Student at Worcester University.
The team pick out the key takeaways from each piece of great content and discuss how it can be applied to coaching. MORE
In this exclusive event for Rugby Coach Weekly subscribers, experienced senior men’s and women’s rugby coach and player developer, and host of the popular RCW Roundup Rodeo podcast, Phil Llewellyn will reveal 4 ways to make the most out of your pre-season. You will discover: Three easy ways to start your planning Why you need... MORE
Dan Cottrell speaks to awarding winning coaches Dan Lycett and Ross Williams about their approach to coaching. Dan is head of PE and Sport and Ross is head of Athletic Development at St David's College, in North Wales.
They've won the Independent Schools Association award for outstanding sport (small school) and been nominated for the Independent Schools Association award for innovation, recognising their provision during lockdown.
We chat about how they have introduced a more ecological approach to their coaching, allowing their players to find meaning and have a more self-determined approach. MORE
Ask the right questions to build relationships through understanding athlete’s motivations, areas of importance for their development and how can the environment be structured to suit their needs. MORE
Dan speaks to RFU national panel referee Adam Wookey about age grade tackle height changes, ball carrier height laws plus the new 50:22 and drop outs instead of 5m scrums being trialled at international rugby. MORE
Dan speaks to Bristol Bears defence coach, Omar Mouneimne.
Omar has coached with the Springbok 7s, the Sharks and Stomers Super Rugby teams, the Italian national team, Stade Francais, Edinburgh, Worcester Warriors as well as plenty of consultancy work. MORE