The Rugby Site – Top coaches travel far and wide to learn from other sports
The off-season is more often than not seen as an opportunity for players to recover and recuperate from a gruelling campaign and an extended break is certainly a must given the physical and mental demands of the modern game – but it is equally important that coaches recharge as well.
Pacing the training ground or sitting in the stand on matchday may not result in the kind of battering absorbed by the players but a coach embarking on a new season while still weary from the previous campaign could be just as counter-productive as fielding a player still bearing the scars of earlier battles.
At the same time the sport’s leading coaches will be wary that the all-too-brief off-season provides a rare opportunity to evaluate their own performance and seek answers to those questions that may have stumped both them and their players in their most recent quest for glory.
Good coaches never stop learning, and the off-season gives a coach good opportunities to take on fresh thinking from other codes. Graham Jenkins looks at where some of the top UK’s top rugby coaches are finding expert advice – and in some cases, hiring the experts themselves.
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