The ‘360 degree’ Rugby Player

This ‘Coaching Philosophy’ is based on the following sentence:-

“We are creating and developing ‘RUGBY PLAYERS’ NOT ‘Props to Full-backs'”

Analysing the demands of the game of Rugby Union is crucial in making sure your prepare players for the demands of the game…

I believe the following are the key areas to develop in a rugby player:-

  • Skills Training;
  • Tactical Training;
  • Positional Training;
  • Conditioning;
  • Games Understanding;
  • Sports Psychology;
  • Nutrition;
  • Hydration;
  • Recovery.

…with ‘Character’ being the number area to develop in a rugby player.

I believe the following are the key skills to develop in a rugby player:-

  • Catching;
  • Passing;
  • Tackling;
  • Side-stepping;
  • Hand-off;
  • Offloading;
  • Kicking;
  • Running;
  • Ball Presentation;
  • Breakdown Passing;
  • Mauling;
  • Clearing at the breakdown;
  • Communication;
  • Decision Making.

360 degree TofP

…with the ‘Tower of Power’ being the number of skill to develop.

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