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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“10,000 hours” theory threatens us all

in Blog

Too many youth coaches are teetering on the edge of the “10,000 hours’ training” trap – and it risks killing our game. We’re in danger of spending too much time “practising” rugby and not enough time playing. MORE

5 tips on how to use substitutes

in Team Management

Making substitutions is a challenge for coaches because there’s an implied criticism of the players involved. So accentuate the positive and make the process a chance for development and enjoyment. MORE

Four ways to develop your coaching mojo

in Rugby coaching, Team Management

All coaches should have a spark, a creative inspiration to help bring the best out of their players. Create magic with your team by following these tips and developing your coaching skills. 1. Serious fun wins matches Know who’s in charge of the “serious” stuff and who’s in charge of the “fun” at training. You... MORE

8 steps to perfect goal kicking

in Kicking & Catching, Tips

You can’t expect to strike a ball like Jonny Wilkinson or Johnny Sexton – but that shouldn’t stop you trying. Use these great tips from world-class kicking guru Dave Alred to raise your team’s percentages off the tee… MORE

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