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5 tips to improve sleep in young athletes during...

in Rugby coaching, Tips

COVID-19 has upended nearly all aspects of life as we know it. One of the most negative aspects of this upheaval is the toll the pandemic has taken on the sleep of those not infected by the virus. Reports of vivid dreams and insomnia are rampant among the general population. Athletes aren’t immune to the effects of this unusual time in our history. MORE

Mental health: My personal journey

in Podcast

Andy Brownhill, head of rugby at Park House School, Newbury, a pathway coach with Gloucester academy and a coach with Scotland U16s, opens up about his struggles with mental health. In this moving story, he shares with us what happened, how he found help and how we can help ourselves and help each other. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep2: Reviewing last week’s pick of the...

in Podcast

Host Phil Llewellyn with guests Richie Williams, Aaron Takel and Gerard Mullen review some of the many great podcasts and webinars from the last week. The team pick out the key takeaways from each episode and how to use it on the pitch, at all the levels of the game. MORE

4 keys to games for learning

in Rugby coaching, Small-sided games

Help your players gain a better understanding of the game, using games and with these four key intertwined approaches. It all leads to better problem-solving under pressure in matches. Use of a variety of games and activities deliberately creating a chaotic environment rather than a planned/structured one. This allows players to learn through discovery, experimentation,... MORE

How to coach kids REALISTICALLY during lockdown

in Rugby coaching, Tips

While we would all hope our kids and the kids we coach are as motivated as Jonny Wilkinson to keep on training, whatever the circumstances, that simply isn't the case. Here's how to make the best of what you and they have to offer, with expert opinion from two dads who are also team coaches: Tony Wilkinson and Jamie Green. MORE

RCW’s Haunted House: Episode 1

in Podcast

Three unsuspecting coaches were invited to enter the Haunted House. I led each one into a room where they faced a terrifying rugby scenario. Each one was challenged to find a coaching solution. On the spot, no preparation and no get out clauses. Sink or swim. MORE

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