Ed Robinson talks about his coaching role in the 2018 Sky Sports Rugby try of the year MORE
Simon Nainby is an experienced strength and conditioning coach, with a strong interest in rugby. For a number of years, his Undergroundathletics.co.uk 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.
In the podcast, I’m afraid we went off script almost immediately! I wanted to get him to talk about some of the myths he loves to bust. However, we quickly started to discuss his role as a coach with a representative netball team. His journey with them will be one of the great stories he tells us, as well as making stories a key part of the coaching process. I will definitely be chatting to him again about myths and games constraints, but in this issue you will get ideas and thoughts around the following:
The books referenced in the podcast
Stuart Sutherland Irrationality: The enemy within
Dave Alred The Pressure Principle
Like other disciplines, rugby has a jargon of its own. Unless the meanings are explained they can be meaning-less. That's why I've explained them in plain, simple English and with large, clear illustrations in my manual Rugby Tactics Made Simple. But not only that, you'll learn how to coach the tactics with my tips. If you’re new to coaching or prefer a more simple style this is a great, straightforward introduction to rugby tactics. "It highlights the key fundamentals of all aspects of play & gives coaches a good understanding of terminology and techniques at the highest level" - Richard Whiffin, assistant coach at London Irish MORE
Anxious about coaching rugby to children? Maybe you're already coaching, but sometimes struggling to get your points across at training? Perhaps you sometimes simply run out of preparation time? Possibly you're feeling your sessions are getting dull? Do you want a few new skills to boost your player's skills now? Or to help your players develop the techniques for seasons ahead? Maybe even the core skills for their whole rugby playing career? Here's the answer... MORE