EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Learning from the top coaches, and it wasn’t what I expected

Dan chats with Jeff Neville, the host of The Loose Head podcast. Jeff has gathered an amazing array of some of the top coaches in the game and chat with them about their approaches.

Now it is time to find out what he has learned and ask him the questions.  We focus on three pods in particular: Andy Friend, Ben Ryan and Pat Lam.

Here are the key questions we discussed:

  • What theme or themes from all the podcasts has or have most resonated with you?
  • We often hear about the “why” when experienced coaches discuss how they approach coaching. What does it mean to you, and how do you implement this in your coaching
  • Ben Ryan’s story about coaching Fiji rugby is both inspirational and sad. We don’t get to coach the same talent where rugby is embedded in their souls. How can we use Ben’s lessons in our rugby?
  • Pat Lam talked about love and honesty. There are so many possible interpretations of what these can mean. How can a coach use these in their environments?

Jeff’s Loose Head project isn’t just a podcast, but a whole range of great coaching resources.

You can visit him on Twitter: @TheLooseH

And go to his Patreon site: www.patreon.com/thelooseh

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