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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Follow the rule of three to structure your coaching

in Team Management, Tips

Not sure how to structure your team’s coaching? Use our simple model to plan your sessions, execute your game plans and review your matches. It’s as easy as one, two, three… Writers, speechmakers and even the US Marines have long understood the magic of “threes”. Shakespeare wrote of “Friends, Romans, countrymen” in Julius Caesar while... MORE

Power up your own coaching so your technical expertise...

in Email Newsletters, Team Management

Technical and tactical coaching is an essential part of any sport. It's fundamental to safety. It's also fundamental to allow players to enjoy the game. Yet, if we focus our own coaching efforts into these areas, we might forget to power up our own delivery. In other words, how we coach is just as important as what we coach. You might have the next killer move up your sleeve, or be able to solve a nagging technical issue. But if the players aren't truly engaged and motivated, the power of that potential improvement is lost in translation. MORE

Basics for “experts”

in Rugby drills, Tips

You know you have to cover the core skills. That can be difficult if some of the players take a long time to get the basics right. You need to keep all your players interested and that is tough. MORE

Trigger words

in Rugby coaching, Tips

Using triggers in your coaching may seem new and novel but you have probably been using trigger words or phrases without realising it. Here’s why they help… What are triggers? Triggers are words or phrases that might change the player’s behaviour from performing a technique poorly to focusing on the technique and what he has... MORE

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