Every coach would likea 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 to substitute? 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
The rugby tackle, what to organise?
We need to think on how to teach vision and heads-up rugby.
How to build and develop your Team Attack? Why not use mindmapping?
Coach on the sideline, but how to intervene?
“Be the most professional amateurs!”
One of the most serious but least appreciated injury in rugby is the concussion
Hockey girls and a rugbycoach: interesting mix!
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…
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…
Canadians researched the work effort needed to become an olympic medal winner or world champion and found that more than 10.000 hours of training were needed to become competitive at that level from the age of ten till twenty. Based on the findings a model was developed that describes the different development cycles over those…
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…