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?
I want to start by saying that this could be a short blog or a longer blog than normal, as i am typing I'm not quite sure how this will turn out.... The motivation of this blog is as a result of the same conversation popping up with several different people over the last few … Continue reading In order to win, are you prepared to lose?
I have not blogged for a while, but the inspiration for this piece was as a result of a good mate asking my thoughts on "Structured" versus "Heads up" rugby. I was completely flattered that someone would want to know what I thought about a rugby related issue (clearly this lad hasn't worked out yet … Continue reading Performing Seals?? No Sir, Creative Players!!
I had a fantastic chat with a coach recently about approaching a difficult conversation with a player. Conversations like explaining to a player why they haven't been included in the side for the game at the weekend. No matter what the level of rugby played its a challenging thing for most of us I would suggest. … Continue reading “Why have I been dropped???”
I have the up most respect and admiration to every mum and dad that lace up their boots on a Sunday morning to coach a group of children our beautiful game. In fact I had the privilege this past Sunday morning to "guest" along with the Wasps FC Under 10 coaches in delivering a session … Continue reading Coaching the kidz???