The game of rugby is a mystery to many soon-to-be players in the United States where the game is only now starting to take hold. Keith Richardson unlocks the mystery and shows in his column and book The Rugby Coaching Manual that the game is not 'rocket science' and shows how best to start learning the game.
The role of a rugby coach has different meanings depending on your players, team and goals. The Rugby Coaching Manual is an attempt to demystify the essentials of the game of rugby and present them in relatively simple language for rugby coaches of all levels.
It is a good idea to plan the shape of your sessions before you ever start and the Rugby Coaching Manual looks at how to plan your pre-season.
Cutting the ball back is one of the most important plays in rugby but it is not the most natural or first thought for many players. The Rugby Coaching Manual looks at how to train for cutting the ball back.
There are also various ways in which you can condition your players in the pre-season phase without using a ball and these techniques can easily be carried on through the season. The Rugby Coaching Manual looks at martial arts techniques to use in rugby training.
Passing out of contact is one of the game’s most important skills that can so easily alter things very quickly. The Rugby Coaching Manual explains how best to pass out of contact.
Far too often a rugby coach encounters tactical issues during a match and many times these could be considered before the first kick. The Rugby Coaching Manual looks at some practices you can take to avoid this problem.
The Rugby Manual looks at how to get out of trouble with a kicking policy and how to attack with kicks.
The lineout has changed over the years and The Rugby Coaching Manual looks at this phase of the game and how to make it productive for your team.
The rugby scrum is one of the most difficult rugby techniques to practice at training sessions but one that shows great rewards when done correctly. The Rugby Coaching Manual looks at some rugby scrum training techniques.
The rugby re-start is the kiss of death on any session and the sooner you accept this the better and The Rugby Coaching Manual looks at some training techniques.
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