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Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Ecological approach to coaching at all levels

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Dan Cottrell speaks to awarding winning coaches Dan Lycett and Ross Williams about their approach to coaching. Dan is head of PE and Sport and Ross is head of Athletic Development at St David's College, in North Wales. They've won the Independent Schools Association award for outstanding sport (small school) and been nominated for the Independent Schools Association award for innovation, recognising their provision during lockdown. We chat about how they have introduced a more ecological approach to their coaching, allowing their players to find meaning and have a more self-determined approach. MORE

Nick Scott: Language, asking the right sort of question,...

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Nick Scott is director of rugby at Rugby Colorno. He previously spent 20 years helping to build a world respected coaching department at England Rugby, with 9 years as National Coach Development Manager. We chatted about: Why Nick isn't a reflective coach When not to use questions Speaking a different language in a different country Building better relationships with people, not just players MORE

Understanding the role of ecological dynamics in rugby

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Dan catches up with one of the leading lights of ecological dynamics, Rob Gray. Rob is is professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. In the coaching world, he is better known for the Perception and Action podcast. I ask Rob to give us a basic guide to what is meant by ecological dynamics and perception-action coupling in a sporting context. It includes an outline of how the constraints-led approach gives the players opportunities to develop. MORE

Coaches’ guide to scaffolding to build better players and...

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Dan Cottrell chats with Nick Hart. Nick is head of Courthouse Junior School in Berkshire, a CPD provider and an educational writer on his blog Thisismyclassroom. He has a sports science degree and played semi-pro soccer as a goalkeeper. Our main discussion is around scaffolding in coaching. It is probably something most of us do in some format but we might not always know why it works. Plus, it would be good to explore some other great ways to scaffold our players’ learning. MORE

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