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Team Management

These articles look at issues coaches face away from actually playing the game. Players and teams need to well-managed. Disruptive players need to be dealt with in a certain way, you have responsibilities towards the opposition, the league, the referee and the parents. These articles highlight some of the major problems you will face in team management and they offer great advice on how to deal with them.

Become a better skills coach

Become a better skills coach

in Team Management, Tips

A skills coach works with individuals in order to improve technique. With the focus on just a few players this increases the depth of understanding and transfers it to the pitch.   Here are 5 ways you can step up your skills coaching:   1. Work to a template Whether you are looking at defence,... MORE

7 ways to deal with criticism

in Rugby coaching, Team Management

Having holes picked in your coaching is not always easy to take, be it well meaning or not. Here is a seven-point plan to help deal with words you might not agree with. By Dan Cottrell It is sometimes said that criticism is “prejudice given plausibility”. In other words, people who don’t know what they... MORE

On the run feedback

in Passing & Handling, Rugby coaching, Team Management, Tips

Former Wallabies assistant coach Nick Scrivener tells us how he hones the skills of his players and how you can sharpen your own squad’s handling skills. He’s keen to keep the flow of training going, so he gives his feedback “on the run”. CREATE FLOW When I set up activities, I want them to flow.... MORE

7 things that make a great coach

in Team Management, Tips

The best coaches make it their job to do certain things all the time. Learn from the best by following their 7 key habits 1. Honesty You want your players to trust you. When it comes to the tough decisions, especially in terms of selection, you should be honest about the reasons for what you... MORE

Pile the pressure on 10 by making him think

Pile the pressure on 10 by making him think

in Team Management

Start putting more pressure on your fly half (10) in training so he can perform better on match days. You can also work all the players who might fulfil this role. There are three main ways to create pressure: Reduce the time for the player to make decisions. Reduce the space for the player to... MORE

Help parents to help players

Help parents to help players

in Team Management

This is based on an article by Jon Woodward, a Sports Coach UK Coach Education Advisor: The Role of a Sporting Parent: Parents Just Don’t Understand… or do they? Whether you are coaching kids or adults, one of the key people in your players’ lives are their parents. Guide them into making the best environment... MORE

How to get that first win

How to get that first win

in Team Management

You may be one of the number of coaches starting with a new team next season. And you know that it will be a great boost if you can get a “W” from your first match. Any coach who faces his first competitive game in charge is bound to be feeling a little more pressure... MORE

Keep your players motivated with TARGET

Keep your players motivated with TARGET

in Team Management

From Rugby Coach Weekly Always hit the spot by using the TARGET model to keep your players motivated and concentrating fully on the job in hand during training sessions. Task Keep activities varied and individually challenging. Break down the skills into their component parts, so players can think about the processes to achieve something. For... MORE



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