Rugby coaching

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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The Coaching Knife: How to coach a large group,...

in The Coaching Knife

Welcome to The Coaching Knife when we cut to the root of the matter. In this episode, we speak to Nick Wilkinson, senior coach at Sidcup Rugby as well as delivering rugby in schools. Focusing on coaching large groups, we are going to cut to the root on how to make training a good experience for everyone.  MORE

Organising co-coaches

in Rugby coaching

Make the best use of your co-coaches in training by involving them at the best times to enhance your players' experience during training, by Dave Lote, head coach at 3 Spires Sports. MORE

CBD as a natural treatment to improve recovery

in Rugby coaching

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is becoming more popular as a way to aid recovery. Here's an introduction to how it might benefit your players. By Robin Roy Krigslund-Hansen. Cannabidiol (CBD), is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant. Nowadays, CBD is finally gaining popularity as a natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including recovery of muscle tissue, inflammation, pain management, improving sleep quality, and promoting overall muscle recovery. MORE

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