In the car – podcasting!

Daily commute – don’t rush it, listen to podcasts!

Many years ago I discovered podcasting as a way to make something out of all the time wasted in the daily commute. Don’t overtake, stay in the most right lane and enjoy the discussion.

I have listed my favourite podcasts for your to try. Have some tips? Please let me know.

The Rugby Bricks Podcasts

Already lots of episodes on a broad range of topics. Success is in the details I guess, so good series to dig into. How Peter Breen describes his work:

At Rugby Bricks, we are firm believers in two principles that determine your outcomes in life.

The first principle is OUTWORK.

All of us have to work but some of us are prepared to do more of it than others and more often than not you’re going to hear about the success stories of those who put in the hard yards.

At Rugby Bricks we practice what we preach and teach players, coaches and supporters that it’s the workers who are going to make a difference in this world on and off the pitch.

The second principle is OUTLEARN.

For those who are willing to put in the work sometimes that isn’t enough. You need to be able to learn where best to apply the work you’re putting in. Should you be going to the gym in the off-season and trying to bulk up or is it sitting down with a pen and paper and reviewing what you want your next season to look like? These are the questions we’re asking and they’re what we’re teaching players, coaches, and supporters over here at Rugby Bricks.

If you’re a lifelong learner on and off the pitch you’ll go further than those who are only going to put in the work.

These are the principles we live by over at Rugby Bricks and we’re bringing the knowledge, work ethic and mindset to the game of rugby so that you can find success on any playing field.

The Learner Lab Podcast

I love the Jungle Tiger metaphor of Trevor Regan and his material – I already was on the Carol Dweck track but TrainUgly really highlighted her work. So, when I got the newsletter with the news of the Podcasts I jumped on it straight away. It is great how the theory is linked with the practicalities of coaching.

Very inspirational material you can use directly in the work with your team. For example, I downloaded the video clip with Jerry the skateboarder failing miserably many times before “he get’s it” and after some more stumbles rides off into the sunset. It is so much better to show it to young players than just saying “it is okay to fail trying new skills”. The clip from episode “STRUGGLING ON PURPOSE with Seth Godin” is a good example how theory and quotes from Seth Godin is explained in practice routines. The clip is now on my laptop too – next to the Jungle Tiger.

Get the link to the podcast platform you prefer here!

One disadvantage: Trevor mentions all these books, even more books to read.

World Rugby Podcast: Thomas Castaignede v Sean FitzPatrick

This World Rugby series was a bit too informative for me, the Concussion one is obviously a must one, but one episode stand out: the State of the Game. First Sean Fitzpatrick is a bit patronising “having won the world cup and France did not” but Thomas is getting back at him when he finds out that Sean his daughters do not play rugby but his little son does.

Magic Academy

I love the Magic Academy Challenge Card game and their C.A.R.D.S. approach. I learned a long time ago that using the video made my discussions with my players more neutral, the challenge cards take this a step further.

Rusty has a great podcast too. He interviews all kinds of interesting coaches. I like Rusty’s questions and how he creates a fun atmosphere. My favourite was the one with Heather Fisher, what an inspirational journey she is on.

Positive Coaching Alliance

They have fantastic resources to get you focused on the long term development of young players in a positive environment and they lots of interviews around this theme

Find the podcasts here.


Let me know if you have more podcasts I can listen to and share with you.

Also learning French…

This did not work …… Although using lesson One and Two gave us a great upgrade in Hotel Royal, Paris for the 2017 World Sevens Series!