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Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Why we should coach to tackle higher, not lower,...

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Dan Cottrell speaks to Inside Running Academy boss, Mike Rogers. Mike, who's just finished a season in the US MLR with the New England Free Jacks talks openly about his experience coaching in both his homeland of New Zealand and the States. There is a very moving passage where we discuss vulnerability and authenticity. Mike's message about his relationship with rugby and his family will strike many chords with coaches. MORE

Large group coaching and giving kids a better chance...

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Dan Cottrell chats to Owen Woods, Community Rugby Coach for Gosport & Fareham RFC. Owen was previously in the Air Force for 4½ years and then the police for 17 years. In June 2021 he started up his full-time role to promote rugby and its core values, the vision being to put the club and values at the heart of the community. He has coached his son's rugby team for the last six years. He is a level 2 coach, a qualified referee working in schools in the local community delivering rugby sessions to children from 7 to 13. MORE

Create traditions with your teams

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Dan chats with former Fiji captain Deacon Manu, who's now coaching in Singapore. Deacon has traveled the rugby world, representing Fiji and the Maori All Blacks, as well as playing for Waikato Chiefs and the Blues in Super Rugby and then for the Scarlets in Wales. They chat about the coaches he's experienced and now coaching with developing players and new players to the game. MORE

Brutally honest and why that makes sense

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Dan chats to Jacob Ford about his remarkable journey to becoming  Bury St Edmonds RFC and Ipswich School's director of rugby at the age of just 23. The topics covered included: The best way to speak to players to allow them to grow What makes the players respect a coach What efficiency in training and a game looks like Being mentored by your dad (Mike Ford, former England and Bath coach) The differences and similarities between coaching professional players and school players Should bench players get paid the same as the starters Working with players who are older than you Developing a style of play that suits your team Can a coach make excuses for a poor performance MORE

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