Monthly Archives: January 2017

Functional Roles in Open Play

In open play the functional roles of the rugby players are more situational rather then based on the position on set-pieces. What is required from the players depends on the situation. This is where a rugby team with players with both a good collective awareness of space and opportunities and a high general skill level…

Planning it all

After you have set your goals and thought over where you are now with the team and players, you can start to plan your season. Piecing the puzzle together is fun to do, involve as many people as possible in this. You need to think about how much time you have with the team. Will all sessions…

Motivation & rugby

What motivates players? Why are people playing rugby? Always a good questions to ask, you will be amazed by the answers. If you want to get the most out of your players then you have to make sure that you can give them what they want out of the game. This is where this gets…

Speed, Agility & Quickness

Rugby games are won on Speed. Everybody admires the players who can side step and swerve through a defensive line. Even more important nowadays with the tight defensive patterns is this ability to escape a tackle by changing direction at the last minute. Or what about these 50/50 situations where reaction determines who gets the…

Performance profiling for rugby

Performance profiling in rugby helps players to measure their progress towards set goals. Performance profiling or feedback is part of the whole goal setting program. Players are motivated if they see their performance improves towards the standard they have set. Again, communication with your players is the key: everybody should know why they play rugby,…