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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

Concussion Guidelines

Concussion at grassroots – you are working alone too...

in Ask Dan, Contact, Tips

Though you may have been on the courses, it’s not you who has to get up-to-speed. The framework provided to clubs includes such areas as concussion awareness indicators and “Graduated Return To Play” (GRTP)schemes, to help clubs deal with concussion in the most appropriate ways. However, despite these excellent resources and help, down at the... MORE

Winning coach

7 Tools to Make “Ice Cool” Players

in Tips

From Motivating Your Team, Fraser Stott, former scrum half of Heineken cup team Glasgow Warriors, explains how to give your players that all-important mental edge. Mental preparation It is all very well your players’ bodies being ready for the game, but what about their minds? Simple mental preparation can establish focus and concentration, which can... MORE

5 ways to survive assessed sessions

5 ways to survive assessed sessions

in Tips

Even vital cup matches can sometimes be less stressful that having to plan and organise a practical session on a coaching course. Here is my survival guide – from someone who has been on both sides of the fence on many occasions. 1. Make two plans You are asked to make a formal plan. Follow... MORE

7 coaching risks worth taking

7 coaching risks worth taking

in Tips

From Rugby Coach Weekly Sometimes you have to be bold when coaching. Take a risk that can change something for the better. Nothing ventured, nothing gained – so try these ideas for size. 1. Let someone else take a coaching session Don’t employ a guest coach – use one of the players. Step back and let... MORE

Prevent boredom when doing core skills

Prevent boredom when doing core skills

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From Rugby Coach Weekly Kids are not the only ones with short attention spans – all players get bored if they are repeating the same thing. There are different training strategies you can use to ensure your players stay focused by keeping your sessions active, enjoyable and purposeful. 1. Balance games and training There are different... MORE



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