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Nick Scott: Language, asking the right sort of question, not just fun

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
  • Changing perceptions for players based on their previous coaching experiences
  • Interpreting what fun means
  • How to plan your sessions
  • Playing full contact at U6s
  • How much should we concentrate on “all-court” skillsets for every player
  • What Nick’s daughter’s “rat under the sofa” taught him about the coaching process
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