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 Ep39: Reviewing the best content

in Round-up Rodeo with Phil Llewellyn

Host Phil Llewellyn with guests review some of the many great podcasts, books, articles and webinars from the last week.  This week's guests: Elliott Newell, Sports Psychologist with the English Institute of Sport, Hugh Gilmore, Sports Psychologist with British Weightlifting and British Athletics, co-host of the Eighty Percent Mental Podcast and Dr Pete Olusoga, senior lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University and co-host of the Eighty Percent Mental Podcast MORE

Coaching Laid Bare Episode 13 with Kate Burke

in Coaching Laid Bare with Bird Burgess

Bird and LJ welcome Kate Burke, Lead Pathway Analyst with England Rugby. Kate has an MSc in Sports Analysis. After working in Wales with academy teams, she moved to the RFU in 2008, working with U18s and covering the men's teams. She then joined Bath for two years as head of analysis, before returning to the RFU to oversee analysis provision across the pathway, women's, 7's and referees' departments. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep38: Reviewing the best content

in Round-up Rodeo with Phil Llewellyn

Host Phil Llewellyn with guests review some of the many great podcasts, books, articles and webinars from the last week.  This week's guests: Barry Maddocks, assistant coach with the Dragons in the Pro 14, AB Zondagh, assistant coach with Toulouse in the French Pro 14, Warren Abrahams, head coach with the WRU for Wales Women. Coaches Guide to Teaching – Doug Lemov   Continuous Development During Chaos – Fergus Connelly MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep37: Reviewing the best content

in Round-up Rodeo with Phil Llewellyn

Host Phil Llewellyn with guests review some of the many great podcasts, books, articles and webinars from the last week. This week's guests: Danny Newcombe, Oxford Brookes senior lecturer in Sport, Coaching and PE, Coach Educator and Wales Men's Hockey national team head coach. Michael Ashford, Coventry University lecturer in Sport Coaching and Coach Educator. Luke Taylor, Oxford Brookes lecturer in Sport and Coaching Sciences and Physical Performance Coach for the FA. MORE

Coaches’ guide to scaffolding to build better players and...

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Dan Cottrell chats with Nick Hart. Nick is head of Courthouse Junior School in Berkshire, a CPD provider and an educational writer on his blog Thisismyclassroom. He has a sports science degree and played semi-pro soccer as a goalkeeper. Our main discussion is around scaffolding in coaching. It is probably something most of us do in some format but we might not always know why it works. Plus, it would be good to explore some other great ways to scaffold our players’ learning. MORE

Can you coach when you are angry?

in Rugby coaching

Wouldn’t it be lovely to turn up to a session with your mind at ease with the world and excited about providing the best learning environment for the players? The problem is that life gets in the way of the former and sometimes players and the weather for the latter. MORE

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