Learning to train (L2T) The Rugby Teacher deals with players in this category that are approximately 12-14, or even younger. Goal is developing the fundamental rugby skills. The emphasis is now on refinement and maintenance of the athlete’s physical capacities, fundamental movement skills and the acquisition of rugby specific skills. This is allied to the…
The Yo-Yo determines the maximum aerobic endurance of a player. The test is derived from the Shuttle Run Test.
Is there time to develop the ruck or do we have other priorities?
Am I drinking enough fluids or not?
FUNdamentals Players in this development phase are approximately 5 – 10 years old. The FUNdamental stage has to be well structured and fun! Participation in as many sports as possible is encouraged – if possible three or four times per week. This is where we develop the overall motor skills. Most learning activities are best…
The Number 8 is one of three Back Row Players are also called Loose Forwards or Third Row Players.
Your Open Side is your psychotic flanker. He sticks his head into places nobody wants to go. He is your no.1 tackler.
General (Also known as Inside Half and Half Back) this player has to be an all-rounder, an excellent passer to both sides, can kick with both feet, a good defender around the maul & ruck and in cover, and an agile elusive runner who can recognise a gap and have a “just go for it…
Can we create players who seem to be understand the game, and seem to think and act automatically? How to develop these type of players? Researchers now believe it has a relation with how we play our game at a young age. Future Players Another on going discussion: rugby is a very unstructured game in…
What if you had a machine that made you really happy, gives confidence and success, stops you from being anxious and worrying and removes all unpleasant thoughts and feelings. You would say: “give me that machine!”
How to schedule your sessions when you want to use specialist coaches on more teams?
Every coach would like to assess the fitness level of his players
What is important? Get the basics right!
The Shuttle Run or Beep / Bleep / Pacer / YoYo Test determines the maximum aerobic endurance of a player.
What precisely does injury prevention mean?
Inspired by the UK School of Hard Knocks,
Built trainingsprograms with SuperCoach Online/Rugby.
How Coaches Allocate Playing Time? Decision time!
Your rugby players and their individual strengths are the rugby team assets. To put the different players where they make most of their talents. Especially in the Netherlands with a small player base this is an interesting puzzle. You have to look at the competences required for an individual role and match those. No match? Than…
The tight head prop is the anchor in the scrum