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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Si Nainby’s Deep Dive with William Wayland

in Rugby drills, The Deep Dive with Si Nainsby

Si Nainby talks in depth to William Wayland William is a certified strength and conditioning coach and owner of Powering Through Performance Gym in Chelmsford, Essex  http://www.powering-through.com/. He works with a wide variety of sports and athletes including rugby, motorsports and the PGA European Tour. His background is in applied sports science. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep30: 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: Tristan Mayglothling, professional rowing coach and PhD student at the University of Gloucestershire, Peter Prickett, football coach and author and Ian Johns, Paralympic head coach for GB Judo.  The team pick out the key takeaways from each piece of great content and say how to use it on the pitch, at all the levels of the game. MORE

Coaching Laid Bare Episode Ten with Sophie Bennett

in Coaching Laid Bare with Bird Burgess

Liza “Bird” Burgess and LJ Lewis discuss a round of questions about the practicalities of the game. In this episode, they are with Sophie Bennett, the Bath team manager. Sophie, having played and coached rugby herself, she was the WRU National Programme Co-ordinator. This role included team management of Wales U16s boys, Wales Women (XVs and 7s) and Cardiff Blues age groups. She was also team manager of Great Britain 7s. MORE

Applying pressure to players in training

in Rugby coaching

We can see that increasing pressure is vital within a session for players to develop their abilities. We must be careful in how we choose to apply pressure and ensure that we work with players to ensure the best possible environment. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep29: 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: Pat Metcalf-Jones, Oxford University co-head  coach, Oxford Brooke's women's head coach and Oxford Harlequins women head coach, Clarissa Murphy, RFU Coach Developer and Sheffield Ladies RUFC head coach, Benedicte Williams, head of women's development at Worcester Rugby and women's lead at Worcester RFC. MORE

Breaking the PANE: Themes & storytelling for all levels

in Podcast

Andy Stevens and David Sharkey join Jess Bunyard on Breaking The Pane to discuss themes and storytelling. With each person at a different stage exploring themes, the group travel through their own experiences offering a guide to anyone wishing to add theming to their coaching toolbox. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep28: 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: Tamara Taylor, England rugby player (World Cup winner), RFU Coach Development Officer and player coach with Saracens and Emily Scott, Olympian, Commonwealth Games medallist, England rugby player and head coach at Thurrock RFC.  The team pick out the key takeaways from each piece of great content and say how to use it on the pitch, at all the levels of the game. This week's content: The Playbook on Netflix High Performance Podcast with Shaun Wayne – Jake Humphrey and Damien Hughes MORE

VIDEO: Chop tackle tech and drive

in Contact, Girls/Womens, Rugby drills

Help players develop their skills around completing a low "chop" tackle. Once the contact is made, the tackler has to recover and contest for the space over the ball. The activity is clearly introduced with the key points, a demonstration and then the use of micro-coaching from the players to build a clearer understanding of their roles. It finishes with a small contact decision around jackling or competing for space. MORE

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