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The first Law of leadership

in Blog, Team Management

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

This girl can and why we should all listen

in Blog, Girls/Womens

Eleanor Wilkinson has been recognised by her county for the enormous contribution she’s made to girls’ rugby. Rugby Coach Weekly caught up with the busy college student who’s a player, coach and referee, and still only 16. Eleanor Wilkinson is a RFU level 2 coach, referee and a player. She’s also just won Leicestershire Young... MORE

Why do some players seem to make no effort?

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Selection for the summer international touring teams causes plenty of debate on who deserves to go. It’s not necessarily based on their current form, but also their potential. Though the coaches want to win the games in front of them, there’s more than a whiff of development. So, while we can argue to the relative merits of one player over another, it’s interesting to focus on what we mean by the term “deserves”. This is because it’s something we consider ourselves as we pick our own teams. Do we select based on form or effort? MORE

If you have enough players for two teams, do...

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My experience is that at club level the answer is no to until the age of 15. From the ages six to 11 I would definitely mix up the players. After that, as the players grow at very different rates (physically that is), then you might want to stream them. MORE

What’s really the hardest coaching task?

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The hardest task in coaching isn’t what you coach, it’s how you coach. More specifically, it is how you differentiate your coaching. You have an array of talents in front of you and some of them will be better than others. Since you want to improve all the players, how do you stretch those at the top without leaving behind those at the bottom? MORE

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