How to coach high speed passing drill- part 2

When to put REAL defenders into a drill

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The other week I was running some 4v2s. Initially, the attack was always successful. I suppose that is what you would expect but they were not succeeding as I wanted. Sloppy passing and drifting angles meant that although they were scoring, it was not improving their skill levels. It was time to make the defenders work harder. MORE

PODCAST: How to keep players in love with the...

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  In this episode, Irish RFU training and education manager, Colin Moran explains how we should be developing coaches who focus on player development. He gives us the top five tips for new coaches and what more experienced coaches might need to unlearn. In this podcast we discuss The importance of the approach of a... MORE

Loads of great podcasts to listen to

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I’ve now completed my first 10 podcasts, delving into the minds of some of the most exciting minds in rugby, and most importantly, those coaches at the coalface of the sport and rugby. Podcast 1: How ARU size and ability limits will benefit players and coaches Australia has just introduced weight and size criteria for young... MORE

PODCAST: Why you don’t want to be called “The...

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Simon Nainby is an experienced strength and conditioning coach, with a strong interest in rugby. For a number of years, his blog has been one of the best ways to quickly access all of the latest thinking on coaching. His excellent curation means he has a wealth of ideas to inform his day-to-day coaching. MORE

This drill was dull until…

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The other week I was watching another coach set up what I can safely say was a drill: 10 cones evenly spaced in front of two lines of players, no decision-making and off they went. The players ran out with the ball, put it down, ran to another cone, ran back and picked it up. They passed it to a team mate who repeated the exercise. MORE

The first Law of leadership

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After I read 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell and mentioned this to one of our writers, Nick Bishop, he said that seemed a large number of Laws to remember. And they are irrefutable as well. That’s quite a high standard. MORE

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