Martin

Team roles

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…

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…