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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Brutally honest and why that makes sense

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Dan chats to Jacob Ford about his remarkable journey to becoming  Bury St Edmonds RFC and Ipswich School's director of rugby at the age of just 23. The topics covered included: The best way to speak to players to allow them to grow What makes the players respect a coach What efficiency in training and a game looks like Being mentored by your dad (Mike Ford, former England and Bath coach) The differences and similarities between coaching professional players and school players Should bench players get paid the same as the starters Working with players who are older than you Developing a style of play that suits your team Can a coach make excuses for a poor performance MORE

When to use direct instruction

in Rugby coaching

We all instruct as coaches at some stage of a training session. However, direct instruction is either overused or, in reverse, underappreciated. Here’s a guide on why and when to use it. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep85: 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: Laurence Halsted, former GB Olympic Fencer, former Performance Director for Danish Fencing and currently Director of Mentoring at the True Athlete Project. Dr Jon Rhodes, founding member of Imagery Coaching and lecturer at the University of Plymouth and Richard Cheetham, Senior fellow in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester and coach developer with a variety of sports.  MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep84: 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: Nick Ward, Altis Programmes Director,  Dr Peter Olusoga, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Sports Psychology consultant with a specialism in the psychology of coaching in high-performance coaching environments, and Josh Fletcher, performance coach with Formula 3 and founder of Career Blueprint. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep82: 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: Zane Winslade, author of the Mental Toughness Journal, mental performance coach with Flow Sport and coach and Kyle McLean, coach developer, educator, owner of The Coaching Gig and coach.  THIS WEEK'S CONTENT The Mental Toughness Journal – Zane Winslade MORE

Rob Gray and Mike Ashford discuss how we make...

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Dan hosts a discussion between Professor Rob Gray and Dr Mike Ashford about how players make decisions. The discussion is based on a paper that Mike wrote reviewing different academic approaches to decision-making: Understanding a Player’s Decision-Making Process in Team Sports: A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidence https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9050065 Rob Gray suggests that the role of ecological dynamics needs to be viewed differently from the paper's conclusions. MORE

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