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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 Ep64: 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: James Hamilton Director of Rugby at Nottingham High School and Andy Drummond Head of Athletic Development at Nottingham High School The team pick out the key takeaways from each piece of great... MORE

How sharing Veo footage improves decision making (Product testing...

in Blog, Rugby coaching

In my previous article, I outlined how I set up my Veo for games and training. I've now had a greater opportunity to use it for recording games. Again, I come at this without much recent experience of using video analysis software. I don't have much time to sit down and code games. Instead, I will mainly use the footage to pick out some key points to help inform my coaching and to share moments with the players. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep63: 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: Cal Jones, Judo Coach and Anthony Hill, Director of Rugby at Nailsea and Backwell RFC, Bristol Bears DPP coach  The team pick out the key takeaways from each piece of great content and discuss how it can be applied to coaching. This week’s content Representative Learning Design and Functionality of Research and Practice in Sport – Pinder, Davids, Renshaw & Araujo, (2011) Return to Contact with Richie Gray - Magic Academy  MORE

Spaced learning for better outcomes

in Rugby coaching

Spaced learning is probably something you’ve already encountered in life without ever really realising it. It's the idea that it's easier to learn a topic or skill when it’s broken down into shorter periods or chunks. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep62: 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: Michael Wright, Southampton FC Academy Coach and The Sports Initiative Podcast Host and David Kilcoyne, PE Teacher and Head of Rugby at Desborough College. The team pick out the key takeaways from... MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep61: 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: Tim Jones, director of The Developer Tribe, Stirling Ladies University Football Club, PhD student at Stirling University and Chris Jones, private tutor with Core Learning Tutoring in Jersey, former primary school teacher and mental health first aider.   The team pick out the key takeaways from each piece of great content and discuss how it can be applied to coaching.  This week's content: Call for Coaches: Coaching Social and Emotional Skills in Youth Sports – Aspen Institute MORE

Session design with lower ability players

in Rugby coaching

There’s a big difference between coaching a high ability group of players than low. Well, obviously! The "learning" literature around sports thinks of these players in terms of experts and novices. Yet, I don’t think we always make the right adjustments when we are trying to coach the lower ability groups. MORE

Product testing the Veo video system (part one)

in Rugby coaching

I’ve been using the Veo video system for the last month. In essence, it shoots video without the need for a camera operator. It then analyses the footage to give you a video which follows the play. You can then use that to share clips or the whole game with your players. Here’s my overview... MORE

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