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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Powerful game coaching and improving efficiency in training

in Podcast, Rugby coaching

Rhys Davies is an Academy Coach Development Officer at London Irish, as well as head coach with HAC mens team in London and Berkshire Ladies. He has taken social media by storm with his great resources around being more effective as a coach when using different games. In this podcast, we develop his themes around challenges, effective coaching and how to manage training to give players a fantastic game experience. MORE

Tired of battles over home schooling? Use RCW reward...

in Rugby coaching, Tips

Reward charts are a tried and tested way to improve behaviour. Not because of the reward. Instead the framework, shared goals and targets allow kids to develop long-lasting good habits. Our print-off charts give you a rugby theme. And your player can make them their own with their own decorations as well. There's a chart for girls and boys. MORE

Book club | The Score Takes Care of Itself:...

in Blog, Rugby drills

Bill Walsh won three Superbowls with the San Francisco 49ers. When he took over as head coach in 1979 they were arguably the worst team in American football history. Within two years they were the best. This sympathetic and honest book, published after Walsh’s death in 2007, but largely in his own words, explains in detail the methods he used to achieve extraordinary success. MORE

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