Rugby is a rough-and-tumble game so you wouldn’t think it attracts shy players but it does. They don’t engage with the others and never put their hand up to answer a question. Develop this player by following our six guidelines. MORE
30 coaching ideas and tips for the weekend
Here are 30 ideas and tips aimed at making your training and coaching that little bit better. They cover defence, skills, player confidence and intensity in training.
Let’s start with tackling. What are the Six essentials for an effective tackle? Make sure you know those in detail, so you can encourage players to improve their defence. Don’t try to focus on all of them at once, just identify which ones each player needs to concentrate on.
Tackling can be all about confidence, so how can you encourage those players who aren’t very physical to push themselves forwards? We have Six guidelines to make shy players more confident.
Focusing on training, I’ve got a Six top skills circuit. We know that it’s good to get in lots of repetitions, so a circuit is an ideal way to keep the players fresh while still piling on the reps.
Finally, why not try one or more of the 12 simple ways to work players harder. Help create training sessions that replicate match-like situations, so the players feel that they are training as they will play.