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GPS: Game Intelligence

Rugby drill

After International Rugby, Super Rugby, the National Rugby Championships, Club rugby is often referred to as the ’4th Tier’.  Despite it’s low recognition in the world of high performance, I’ve found Club footy to be some of my most enjoyable coaching experiences and hope to continue helping out.   Approximately once a week I’d write an email to the Coaches ...

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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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How much should a Child be training for their Sport?

Specialisation

The title above is a common question that is asked, debated and pondered by Coaches and Parents a like. The short answer is either ‘we don’t know’ or ‘it depends’. In other words, we seem to have some ‘grey’ answers for a ‘black and white’ question. Some of the variables that might affect the answer include: Chronological age (how old ...

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