It's a normal son, you know, a lot of people say you learn from outside of other sports and that's important. But even within the sport it can be reaffirmation of what you're doing is right it can be ideas of how you could improve yourself because anyone anyone who believes that they have all the answers are knows everything well to me, they're deluding themselves. So having someone that you can bounce things off and just even peer peer review as an example just been able to sit down and talk and you learn from people and I think the day you stop learning. It's like a player saying they're going to stop improving the reach their people and give up.
All the top coaches agree. Rugby is all about performing the basics well. This means being able to execute accurate skills at the right time, under pressure...
Ex Harlequins coach explains the basic defensive principles - starting with ‘Go Forward’.
Ex Harlequins coach Collin Osborne explains his fourth defensive principle - Line Speed.
Where do you get your inspiration from to add new things into your game and why change is good
Ex Harlequins coach Collin Osborne walks you through his defence philosophy and explains why your team would benefit from a philosophy or buzzword/phrase!
Add a competitive element to your warm ups to engage your players and mentally prepare them for the session.
Paul Gustard of Saracens explains where he looks for inspiration for new coaching ideas.
Elite coaches outline the key fundamentals that they look for in young players and what club coaches could potentially focus on
Harlequins coaches talk through their coaching philosophy and what it means to their players
Academy coach provides some insight into some ideas on community coaches and parents of players
Saracen's community coach explains how most players learn and the vital role that video resources play in communicating new ideas, skills and moves
Should coaches combine games, drills and stretching in their warm ups. The Wasps coaches combine some physical running work and games as an example
Here's Graham Steadman, Head Coach at London Scottish FC explaining how he chooses to end his sessions. Let your players take ownership of their skills.
The London Scottish Skills Coach explains why skill work is important and why you should incorporate them into fitness.
What is it that elite coaches look for in players
Whether your season was a success or otherwise, it is important to review and reflect, in order to plan for the future. Use RCD tools to upload and review your club's footage. Share this with your whole club and plan your coaching philosophy and coaching plans for the new season.
Communication is key to making good decisions. Jon Curry from Northampton Saints makes some simple but very important observations to help players make informed decisions
Conor O Shea discusses what constitutes the basic aspects of rugby union
Dean Ryan discusses the importance of basics in rugby union.
The hot topic! who is winning for, some of the games leading coaches provide their view
It's not just down to coaches to prepare players for the game. Most of the work must be done by the players themselves, to ensure they are in the best physical and mental condition to perform and learn.
The academy coaches discuss the why development is their main priority
Premiership Rugby coaches talk about the signs they look for in assessing a team or unit and translating this into practical coaching points and plans
London Scottish Players and Coaches explain why they often train in 4 minute blocks.
Sir Ian Mcgeechan gives his thoughts on how to introduce rugby to children
Sir Ian Mcgeechan discusses how technology has developed the game at all alevels but especially the professional aspect
Conor O Shea - Harlequins DoR