Tag Archives: Coach Development

3 Curious things about Rugby Training

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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Redefine Learn

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?

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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National & State Sports Organisations

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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Optimising the Beep Test

Hopefully you’re not using the Beep (or more correctly, the Multi-Stage Shuttle) Test in your testing and training programs. But, if like me, you have to due to some decision makers needing to justify their positions some protocols you should know how to optimise the information. For a bit of background, I was working with a National Sports Organisation where we ...

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