EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

The forgetful coach’s kit checklist

Life is so busy that it is likely we are rushing out of the door to get to training. Here is our key checklist to stop you forgetting the key ingredients for your session.

CHECKLIST TIPS

Get a player to separate the cones into different colours at the end of the session. It is much better to mark out boxes and lines in the same colour in the session. Then you can say “run to the red box” or “the blue line is the try line”.

The emergency plan sets out the procedure if a player gets injured. Laminate it and put it into the medical bag and the ball bag. Your club should have the plan (and if not, ask for one).

What is essential for training and what is “nice to have”

You need to consider what you really need for training. So how about the ruck pads, tackle tubes and tackle suits (ladders, poles, scrum machines)?

You could bring a whole lorry’s worth of equipment to training, but this is an essential list. What you need for a rugby match is your starting point. But make sure you know where they are kept, how to access them, and if you need to “book” them for your training session if other teams are sharing the equipment.

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