Rugby Coach Weekly

Rugby Coach Weekly
Dan Cottrell and guests discuss all the hot topics in grass roots rugby coaching from managing concussion to dealing with parents.

Half a game rule: Opportunities, challenges and solutions
Aug 22 • 23 min
How to get the most out of the Half a Game rule from coaches at the coalface
Coach the unusual suspects with Andrew Brownhill
Aug 9 • 51 min
Coaching the player, not the skill and how do it in a training session while maintaining tempo
How to get more from your CPD courses with Dr Anna Stodter
Aug 8 • 53 min
How to learn more from going on CPD course
Better recovery to be fitter, faster and strong with Andy Hamilton of Peak Performance
Jul 30 • 45 min
Recovery techniques and essential tips
Own the turf, create the routines and then let the madness begin
Jul 10 • 72 min
Coaching better than before
Women’s game still needs more change says Scottish legend Donna Kennedy
Jul 5 • 37 min
coaching women’s rugby and how it can grow
Bird talks to NZ Ferns legend and Barbarians coach, Anna Richards
Jul 5 • 19 min
coaching women’s rugby across the world
Hot rucks game walkthrough with Chris Sweetapple
Jun 24 • 44 min
In our series of session walkthroughs, Chris Sweetapple discusses with a game he renamed “hot rucks”, which was a development of the Rugby Coach Weekly game, Snap-back ruck game.We start by chatting about the season review process, including…
Make average agility training outstanding
May 24 • 45 min
Make average agility training outstanding
Level 4 journeys and coaching the person
May 23 • 35 min
Liza Burgess talks to LJ Lewis about her Level 4 journey so far. LJ is the forwards coach for Tyrrells Premiership team, Gloucester Hartpury, and former player with Loughborough.Here are some of the highlights:Understand the …
Exciting times for women’s rugby & coaching
May 6 • 35 min
Liza “Bird” Burgess was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2018. With 93 caps for Wales and GB, she’s also an experienced international and club coach. Now assisting Susie Appleby at Gloucester-Hartbury in the Tyrrells English Premiership…
Killer questions, escape roots, upping the tempo and challenging me
Apr 27 • 45 min
Challenges and being passionately curious
Defence zone: activity walkthrough with ideas to suit your team
Apr 7 • 48 min
Talking with experienced grassroots Chris Sweetapple, we look at a recent session he’s run using a Rugby Coach Weekly activity. This episode is about “defence zone” which was the game activity as part of the practice plan, Standing in the tackle.
Andy Stevens on how he became a better all-round coach
Mar 19 • 35 min
What changes when you do a Level 1 course. How has your “language” in coaching change. Top tips on using demonstrations in trainingWhat gets players back - not making fun “silly”What does engaging the players look likeW…
Tim Ravenscroft
Mar 19 • 45 min
Tim Ravenscroft, lead coach for his U12’s team in Bristol and also Sector Head Age Grade Rugby at Gloucestershire RFU discusses how coaching and fixtures are changing for the better at age group rugby.
It’s just rugby players making rugby decisions
Mar 19 • 48 min
Jersey Reds attack coach, Ed Robinson, talks about his coaching role in the 2018 Sky Sports Rugby try of the year.
Wayne Goldsmith on how to make a real difference to your teams
Mar 19 • 45 min
how to make a real difference to your teams
How to keep players in love with the game
Aug 22, 2018 • 53 min
Coaching, learning, best practice
Why you don’t want to be called “The Fridge”
Aug 1, 2018 • 43 min
Powerful coaching through athlete-led learning
Progressions, learning from other coaches, who-what-how models and mentoring
Jul 10, 2018 • 50 min
Practical coaching tips from an expert facing a new sport!
Making real gains coaching grassroots and representative players
Jun 27, 2018 • 44 min
Coaching at grassroots and representative levels
When to allow failure and how to coach with uncertainty
May 30, 2018 • 48 min
Dr Suzanne Brown explains to Dan Cottrell how to understand the way players’ minds work so you can coach them more effectively
Would you love to play in the team you coach?
May 16, 2018 • 35 min
Rugby coaching environments and how to improve them
Science-based approach to better and safer tackling
Apr 25, 2018 • 35 min
Dr Sharief Hendricks outlines his research team’s findings on tacklin in rugby
Drills good, games much better. But you must know why
Apr 4, 2018 • 33 min
Dan talks to experienced Rugby League coach, sports lecturer and coach developer Stuart Wilkinson on how coaching needs direction within in a session.
Should we change the age we start to coach scrummaging?
Mar 21, 2018 • 29 min
Dan talks to experienced grassroots coach and coach educator Ian Diddams about teaching scrummaging.
Are Super Rugby skills and thrills better than the Premiership and Pro14?
Mar 7, 2018 • 26 min
Are Super Rugby skills and thrills better than the Premiership and Pro14? Bath academy coach George Tavner sets the record straight
How ARU size and ability limits will benefit players and coaches
Feb 21, 2018 • 28 min
Dan Cottrell talks to experienced Australian U13s James Stevens about the new size and ability limits in his country’s youth rugby.