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Modern Coaching at Oaklands College

This clip provides a summary of how coaches at Oaklands college - Saracens academy partners - approach training and provide some examples of both "What to coach" and "How to coach"

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If I want to develop and become the best, it's the ability that they can go and watch top teams play. So, you know, we're lucky that we are affiliated with saracens who are potentially probably one of the best teams. So the very lucky now, it's written we try and mimic what they do. I think the importance is will never be able to replicate that and you have to be aware that in a development environment that players you need to be exposed to the Y and the education side of it. But if you try and mimic the top environments, I think it kind of need for a really good framework of success structuring loose a not it really after our gym session 10 minutes in speed and road with Sharpie training keep it nice and dynamic changing every couple of seconds. Then from that police escorts whole walk-ups. We're going into some Sprint intervals in a minute. So make sure I have is a nice and stretched. So first we will just be a neat hug into that front lunge for each side and then attract stretch on the way back ground. We have a culture where we say, they learned from making mistakes. They learn from getting outside of their comfort zone. So Flanders Chris, no big thuds better Chris good slide forward lean over our hips. Otherwise, we're just going to fall backwards. It's not the can-can. It's a Street League Shuffle actually squeeze em, how soon the challenge for the attack to the first attackers will be non boobs is to get through 10 passes one do well on Tim three good for well done 5. Let's try new things we try and You know over-exaggerated some elements of the game. So make it even more chaotic than you'd normally find or faster than what you normally find one do well done. Very well done. Four five six, seven eight nine drink it drink it what success rate improve the attack or defense why so that opportunity is what and we're just looking at massive line speed and we're putting pressure on we're not a blitz team upcoming. We're a team that just go nice and straight and you have this is for the lads is loads of energy get the spacings right at the light speed is huge. Just getting the technique is the thing. You've got to get right ever get technique everything off. Everything else will flow. Go. Good good good day fill the field and then we do the things that we started we get off the line put them on the trash out forced mistakes and then we create opportunities for ourselves to that. All right attacking without the ball. It's all driven by the players and because essentially they're the ones on the pitch and everyone's doing it and you can shout and yell all you want but this there's no other benefits that we identify why Going to hit. So what we're looking for is that the defense could come from all different areas get connected get their spaces and then go back to what we worked on. So I'll spacings are landspeeder communication to then disrupt the attack. I think our Focus mostly on urgency and organization and our defense. Where's the most important place to find First? If they go what if we give me shut up around the breakdown and we shut down our options there. We've got to go one. I think the key for me is that the big thing you work on is under fatigue that the chat doesnt stop it actually picks up more which keeps your focus right? And then we get a spacings right? Because that's that's the start of getting a line speed and getting the ball back and attack but attack Brilliance they want so what we're trying to set up here is to everyone's on 342 so actions in the middle. So let's transition loads of high school, and he said gets really simple energy from the boys and that now they're starting to drive their own energy and composer. The difference for each one of those we try and make it chaotic. So it will flow to view and to be one load repetition. Hopefully High success rate and in strange history of you two with a grid straight next to it, which they will control so it's always moving. So it's not the traditional just simple hands were actually trying to create a chaotic situation. Try to make it game like buttloads of repetition of skill. They also what we try and do is we get the less to set out the count so they set their wit's nice and also just saying if we recognize face you just take it if someone gives you an opportunity to attack you just run into that space. So Jamie's done brittle are so guy for step stepped inside turn the guy shoulders and makes it easy Great Schools Tim. We try and apply this very similar principles to Terry's out opens college, but we are bit more flexible with what we do. Obviously, we can't add as much detail because the players on as experience to you know, not everyone's an international but on the flip side of that what the Frameworks that we do put in place are very similar and we try and Similar style, but I mean fundamentally you can only play the game a certain amount of weight. So it's no different to anyone else, but the detail would try and put in place I think is what potentially makes us stand out from other colleges.