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Everything You Need to Know for Coaching Rugby
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With a foreword by former England manager Sir Clive Woodward, Everything You Need To Know For Coaching Rugby is Dan Cottrell's best-selling manual created for new and aspiring coaches of junior and senior players. Anxious about coaching rugby to children? Maybe you're already coaching, but sometimes struggle to get your points across to your players? Perhaps you find yourself frequently running out of preparation time or think your sessions are becoming dull? This comprehensive book, which contains more than 100 drills and games for coaching all the basics, is designed to help you build your players' techniques, skills and understanding of the whole game from ages 8 to 16. Divided into two parts, part one focuses on the basics of working with young players in a safe and rewarding environment. Part two contains more than practical training sessions, games and activities to coach and enhance all the basic skills of rugby union.
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- Foreword to the second edition- Foreword to the first edition- How to use this manual- Safety and environment- Ethical and legal coaching- Coaching children- Coaching through questioning- Long term player development- How to use the coaching sessions- Tackling - Tackling preparation, Simple tackling, The side-on tackle, The front-on tackle, The rear tackle.- Handling - Passing and catching, The lateral pass, The spin pass, The switch pass, Passing under pressure, The clearance pass, Simple loops, Passing to create space, Offloading in contact, Handling in a narrow space, Handling and communication, Picking up the ball, Try scorers - Footwork - The swerve, The side step, Improving evasion skills, More advanced evasion skills- Kicking - The punt, The grubber kick, The chip and chase, The place kick, the drop kick, Catching a high ball- The ruck - What is a ruck? Core ruck skills, Ruck attack, Ruck defence, Ruck scan- The maul - What is a maul? Securing maul ball, The driving maul, Defending a maul, Ruck to maul- The scrum - Scrum basics, The three man scrum, The five man scrum, Building a full scrum- The lineout - Lineout jumping, Lineout lifting, Lineout throw in, Lineout catch and drive- Match tactics - Attacking channels, Second phase ball, Converting opportunities

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