Free downloads

This page contains coaching material ready for you to download and use when working with your team. 

Matchdays

  • A basic time table for routing a rugby match, (pdf file)

On Motivation of Rugby Players

  • Timothy D. Lee, Article on cognitive effort and motor learning (Acrobat File)
  • Joan Duda, on how to create the right motivational climate (Acrobat File)
  • Difference between running techniques for 100m sprint and rugby by Mark Sayers (Acrobat File)

Free Match statistics (please sent me more…)

  • A very extensive analysis form made by Andre Leroy (Exel Sheet)

Free Rugby Coaching Manuals (please sent me links or electronic copies)

  • Presentation of Pierre Villepreux on playing the adaptive game (jeu adaptive) (Acrobat File)
  • Another presentation from Pierre Villepreux (1993) on decision making in rugby (Acrobat file, 56 kB)

Free fitness tests

Rugby and medical issues

Don de Winter, MD Sports Physician and formerly employed by the NRB has contributed with several articles.

  • What to do with head injuries (again a very practical document, Acrobat File, and the standard SCAT2 protocol, Acrobat File)
  • A “Urine Color Chart” to help players check their hydration levels (Acrobat File)

On Nutrition and Doping some IOC documents

  • The 2017 Prohibited list – World Anti Doping Code (Acrobat File)
  • World Anti Doping Code (Acrobat File)
  • IOC Consensus Statement on training the elite child athlete (Acrobat File)

For the mental training program for rugby.

  • A pretty standard document on how to be ready at the kick-off: Arousal Management (Acrobat File)

LTAD and Rugby

I was involved with the Dutch Rugby Union and the NOC to set up the talentdevelopment program for rugby in the Netherlands. Here some documents we were using:

  • RFU’s Long Term Athlete Development Program (RFU Booklet) (Acrobat File)
  • IRU’s Long Term Player Development Program (Acrobat File)
  • FFR’s Développement a Long Terme de l’Athlete (Acrobat File)

To help you with your own rugby goalsetting program

  • The goalsetting program I described, forms for your players to fill out. (Acrobat File)
  • An example of Performance Profiles, forms to assess your players skills. (Acrobat File)