EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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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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Roundup Rodeo Ep11: Reviewing last week’s pick of the...

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Host Phil Llewellyn with guests Jess Bunyard, Maria Crowfoot and Anastacia Long review some of the many great podcasts and webinars from the last week. The team pick out the key takeaways from each episode and how to use it on the pitch, at all the levels of the game. The main three reviews are:... MORE

4 ways to gain trust

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Trust is very important between a player and his manager. But how is trust earned? Sports psychologist Dan Abrahams offers grassroots coaches four tips to help them gain the confidence of their players. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep9: Reviewing last week’s pick of the...

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Host Phil Llewellyn with guests Dave Sharkey, Mark Rees and Andrew Brownhill  review some of the many great podcasts and webinars from the last week. The team pick out the key takeaways from each episode and how to use it on the pitch, at all the levels of the game. The main three reviews are: Reflective practice, not reflection. Making sense of improving ourselves, from UK Coaching. Lara Mossman challenges Russell Earnshaw on how he coaches. Changing cultures: real differences that translate into success with Sean Dyche. MORE

Paying players, academies, half a game rule and return...

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In discussion with Chris Morgan, director of sport at Tonbridge School in Kent, we talk about: Why paying players brings challenges, for players and coaches. The consequences in the long term of paying players at lower levels of the game. How schools and academies can work together. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep8: Reviewing last week’s pick of the...

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Host Phil Llewellyn with guests Edd Conway, Mitch McGahan and Melanie Lilley review some of the many great podcasts and webinars from the last week. The team pick out the key takeaways from each episode and how to use it on the pitch, at all the levels of the game. The main three reviews are: Refereeing the scrum with Wayne Barnes and Matthew Carney Phil Dowson's experience of becoming a coach at the Saints and working with Chris Boyd Joe Lydon and Tom Biggs on how looking at the game differently, from a Rugby League perspective MORE

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