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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Law trials 2022: Scrum free-kicks

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Ian Diddams reviews the possible consequences of the current law trials being looked at in the Queensland Challenger series. In this second article, he focuses on the experiments around free kicks after the second scrum collapse. MORE

Don’t believe the template

in Rugby coaching

While demonstrations of a technique are helpful, they can also over-influence a player’s idea of what might work for them. Think differently about how you create a template for players to replicate. MORE

Are you a chef or a cook?

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Having your philosophy is vital no matter what level you coach at, insists Leinster and former England coach Stuart Lancaster. Your ideas and beliefs will shape player performance, so you must have a clear idea of how you want the game to be played. MORE

Law trials 2022: Time!

in Rugby coaching

Ian Diddams reviews the possible consequences of the current law trials being looked at in the Queensland Challenger series. In this article, he focuses on the experiments around speeding up the game. MORE

The Undercover Coach: The transfer debate

in Rugby coaching

Using the example of catch and pass, The Undercover Coach suggests we need to think again about our approach to skills training. If we want to improve our transfer from the activity into a game, what do we need to consider and are we doing the best for our players in practices? MORE

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