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Top defence guru Phil Larder delivers his number one essential for defence, and the reasons why it is important to him. MORE
Watch this clip of me coaching a group of U13s.
You probably start by watching the players. They do some good things! There’s some good communication, passing to space and some go forward. I’m only the guest coach, so credit to their own coaches for that.
Now watch me.
Over the years, I’ve changed the way I coach games:
What does urgent mean?
I want to keep the players playing. If the ball goes on the ground or a mistake is made, then the players need to recover and keep playing.
Also, look at my positioning.
There are pros and cons of this:
I think the pros far outweigh the cons.
What do you think?
Like other disciplines, rugby has a jargon of its own. Unless the meanings are explained they can be meaning-less. That's why I've explained them in plain, simple English and with large, clear illustrations in my manual Rugby Tactics Made Simple. But not only that, you'll learn how to coach the tactics with my tips. If you’re new to coaching or prefer a more simple style this is a great, straightforward introduction to rugby tactics. "It highlights the key fundamentals of all aspects of play & gives coaches a good understanding of terminology and techniques at the highest level" - Richard Whiffin, assistant coach at London Irish MORE
Anxious about coaching rugby to children? Maybe you're already coaching, but sometimes struggling to get your points across at training? Perhaps you sometimes simply run out of preparation time? Possibly you're feeling your sessions are getting dull? Do you want a few new skills to boost your player's skills now? Or to help your players develop the techniques for seasons ahead? Maybe even the core skills for their whole rugby playing career? Here's the answer... MORE
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