It was back in December 2017 that I met the coaches from Old Wimbledonians RFC - Adam, Rich, Chris and Martin. I met them on their Level 2, all 3 are keen Dads who had given up their time to develop as coaches due to the kids moving from U8's towards U9's the following season. … Continue reading What a difference a year makes!
Much like my last blog had nothing to do with Star Wars (‘Attack of the Clones’), this post doesn’t have much to do with The Riddler (or Batman). But I liked the image of a cartoon character surrounded by question marks and I wanted to write about the different coaching strategies and methods that I … Continue reading ‘Speaking in Riddles’ – Are we asking too many questions? – By Jack Pattinson
Here's the latest blog from Jack... Just a matter of semantics…? The title of this article doesn’t quite sit right with me. It was the response I was given when I challenged a fellow coach on giving more thought to the type of words we use when talking to players (and one another more generally). … Continue reading “Just a matter of semantics”
Delighted to publish a blog from one of my colleagues who is enjoying his current coaching journey........ Why are we afraid of ‘chaos’? It is a question I am always asking coaches and it is a challenge I faced when I started my coaching journey. For many of us, we spend lots of our (precious) … Continue reading Why are we afraid of “Chaos.” A blog by Jack Pattinson
As usual I try to open these blogs with a question..... If you want to recruit more players into your club, how do you do it? What is it that you do as a club that makes that first experience for a new player or member 'special'. My day job is in rugby development and … Continue reading Want more players?? You need PEOPLE!
So if the Socrates the famous Greek philosopher had been a rugby coach back in the good old days of 399BC how would he have shaped today's rugby player? The importance of a coaching philosophy is self explanatory, without it we would find challenges in content and direction but I cant help thinking how many … Continue reading If Socrates had been a rugby coach…..
I was delivering a CPD the other night on "Game Planning" and before I go into this blog I want you to do something before you read on... First write down your teams game plan for your next game..... Now send a message to three of your players with this message... "Tell me what you … Continue reading Do you have a game plan, Do you need one?