Players from the Merchiston Castle School are granted the appropriate rights to analyse matches and create clips that lead to discussion with the relevant individuals involved. The Social Media look of Coach Logic has allowed boys of that age to quickly grasp what they’re trying to do when analysing performance.
While Deans and the rest of Merchiston’s staff would love to continue to pick up silverware, Deans is open and transparent about winning not being the be all and end all at school boy level.
The Merchiston rugby programme is about setting pupils up for life and using rugby to learn many of the skills required for this.
Deans’ approach to using Coach Logic has allowed pupils to learn in their own environment, take ownership for their development as a rugby player and explore the intricacies of feedback, review and group discussion that will ultimately be transferred to life post-school.
Read the full blog post of the transformation of school boy rugby at Merchiston Castle School.