For Coaches

3 Curious things about Rugby Training

Rugby

I am publishing this because it’s been in the Drafts folder for too long and I think it can help more Coaches once shared rather than publishing it because it is a polished article.  Below are 3 curious things about rugby training and some suggestions on how to improve them. Random, Chaotic & Intense At a recent seminar I presented, ...

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Coaching Congruency

Incongruent

I’ve never seen a great Coach who is rated low on Congruency. On the flip side, it is possible to have high levels of Congruency and still not be a great Coach. Before I expand on the definition of Congruency, below are a few examples of (superficial) Non-Congruency: The overweight dietitian The unfit Personal Trainer The Financial Advisor who still ...

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Redefine Learn

Redefine Learn 8

On May 5th, 2016, a Microsoft Showcase School hosted a Redefining Learning Conference. I had no idea about the conference but did notice #RedefineLearn trending on Twitter.  While scrolling through the tweets I found myself identifying with some, wanting to adapt others and knowing there are still others that will ruminate over time.  Below are a collection of some of the ...

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EOTC: Highly Recognised to Highly Valued

Evolution

EOTC is a series of reflections, thoughts, anecdotes and growth spurts that have occurred in my coaching career. Some of these will show wholesale changes in direction while others might just be a continuing refinement. Hopefully you can either learn something or identify from this evolution. From Highly Recognised to Highly Valued (Or Extrinsic to Intrinsic)  Up until 2007 (ish) every ...

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National & State Sports Organisations

NSO

While working with a National Sport Organisation I was approached by a parent who suggested that National Sports Organisations shouldn’t be involved in the development of their sport. Paraphrasing Upton Sinclair’s quote it was difficult for me to accept his argument when my salary depended on him being wrong*. Over the duration of my employment I began to realise he ...

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