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Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

England defence coach talks big rocks, small-sided games and...

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

Dan catches up England's new defence coach, Australian former rugby league player and top level RL coach, Anthony Seibold. Now taking a short break at home after helping England with their unbeaten autumn campaign, Anthony chats to Dan about the following: How Eddie Jones wanted Anthony look at England's defence, and other teams. How to beat a blitz defence. Using "big rocks" as a basis for training. How to breakdown a good kick-chase team, like the Springboks. Using small-sided games in training. An example of a kick-chase game you can use. When to work on technical skills in a busy week of training. What to observe in training to make a difference. Using elements of Doug Lemov's guidance on session design. The analogy of 10 tennis balls, and how it can help create clarity in your team. How to be curious, and how to make it work for you. MORE

Ecological approach to coaching at all levels

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

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

in Rugby Coach Weekly with Dan Cottrell

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

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