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Use legal protection - don't seal the ball off

Use legal protection – don’t seal the ball off

By Paul Tyler, Scottish Rugby Union level 3 qualified coach, former SRU rugby development officer and a qualified referee “Sealing” is when a support player attaches himself to the tackled player on the ground to prevent defenders competing for the ball. Sealing is illegal as not only does it prevent a fair contest for the […]

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5 ways to survive assessed sessions

5 ways to survive assessed sessions

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 […]

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7 coaching risks worth taking

7 coaching risks worth taking

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 […]

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Prevent boredom when doing core skills

Prevent boredom when doing core skills

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 […]

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