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The Rugby Guide

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…

Scrum-Half

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…

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Peeling down the onion

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…

Manage your Chimp!

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!”

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…