recruiting at club level

Elements to Recruiting at Club Level – part 2

What strategies do coaches use to entice a player to join their organisation? What characteristics should a player possess in order to make them an asset to your team? How do you build a team on with little/no budget? In Part 1 of this series I looked at some of the methods used by coaches to recruit players. In Part 2 I will look the ideal type of playerRead more

elements of recruiting at club level

Elements to Recruiting at Club Level

ELEMENTS TO RECRUITING AT CLUB LEVEL What strategies do coaches use to entice a player to join their organisation? What characteristics should a player possess in order to make them an asset to your team? How do you build a team on with little/no budget? In any sport at any level, the recruitment of players and coaching/support staff has a large impact on the results and running of theRead more

softball umpire

How To Approach An Umpire

How To Approach an Umpire (If you must) Umpires and coaches (athletes) cannot get along.  Working with an umpire implies that the two parties have a common goal.  This is not the case.  In fact, they have diametrically opposed jobs.  An umpire’s job is to keep the playing field level and ensure the best team wins.  A coach’s job is to help their team win whether they have theRead more

Rugby | Talent and Ability back to the forefront in the 6 Nations | Coach Logic

I am off to run the Barcelona Half Marathon on Sunday, can’t wait! Well maybe I can a little…never run that far before, should be challenging. I suppose after playing rugby for so long, I need a challenge to keep fit and in the gym now that I am watching from the sidelines.     Back to the Rugby chat… The reason I got into rugby was because IRead more

Wendy Houvenaghel Awreness Ladder Coaching

Jens Voigt – This is the Way I Knew I Must Say Goodbye

  German cyclist Jens Voigt recently finished his last Tour de France, causing an outpouring of nice warm fuzzy feelings in the cycling community. Jens finished the Tour de France – that is cycling around France for 3 weeks an astonishing 14 times. His highest placing being 28th in 2007. For those outside the cycling community, it can seem a closed event and the tactics and team formations confusing.Read more

How I Overcame Arthritis as a Rugby Player

Taken from Raymond Schep’s Book “Eat Right For Life.” For some reason I became interested in playing rugby at the age of 52, after seeing rugby games broadcast on TV in the USA. I had played rugby in school from the age of about 14 to 17 but did not continue when I went to college. I found rugby clubs in Los Angeles and joined one. I was surprisinglyRead more

Wendy Houvenaghel Awreness Ladder Coaching

Preparing for life after sport: The Awareness Ladder

Editors Note: Our good friend Jonathan Senior sent us this article. Jonathan works with ex-athletes and sports people to help them work out what to do after sport. He has developed a number of management and marketing concepts to help with this. The “awareness ladder” is a tool which helps athletes work out how to use what they have done in the pool, pitch or track to a longRead more

Ewan Bulger – Diary of a Scholarship Winner (Final Week)

Ewan Bulger won the 2013 Rugby Scholarship to attend the Inside Running Academy in NZ. Ewan will train for a month under the tutelage of Academy Manager and former England International player Dan Ward-Smith and Dr Nic Gill who is the lead Strength and Conditioning coach for the All Blacks.     Monday My final mount run was today I targeted myself to gain a time sub 13 minutes. Thankfully, after pushing myself toRead more

Ewan Bulger – Diary of a Scholarship Winner (Week 2)

Ewan Bulger won the 2013 Rugby Scholarship to attend the Inside Running Academy in NZ. Ewan will train for a month under the tutelage of Academy Manager and former England International player Dan Ward-Smith and Dr Nic Gill who is the lead Strength and Conditioning coach for the All Blacks. Week 2 – Scaling Mountains and Meeting Legends Day 8 My first week at the Inside Running Academy went extremely quickly. I think thisRead more

Gyming at the Hanger

Ewan Bulger – Diary of a Scholarship winner

Ewan Bulger won the 2013 Rugby Scholarship to attend the Inside Running Academy in NZ. Ewan will train for a month under the tutelage of Academy Manager and former England International player Dan Ward-Smith and Dr Nic Gill who is the lead Strength and Conditioning coach for the All Blacks. Week 1 Boats, Planes and Automobiles Following a boat trip and a series of long flights I arrived atRead more

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