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Re: taking up coaching
Posted by: OGT
Date: 14/09/2018 12:39
You'll love it Jim. I started coaching at U7s and am now on the U13s.

Best advice I could give you.... pretty much as the guys have said above.... is (1) spend time with the coaches in the age groups above and see what worked best for them, (2) do Rugby Ready and if possible the RFU Level 1 ticket (three day course, but well worth it), (3) as said above, there's tons on-line, especially if you get access to the RFU resources (you'll need to do a course first to get access to most of it). I always thought the southern hemisphere stuff was the best, so look out for that on YouTube.

Only other advice is keep it simple and get them playing as much game time as possible. That's what my lot always seemed to enjoy when they were that age... and where as a coach you can make the most difference if you make it fun.

On what Bristol can give you.... I've tried to get players down to help with coaching, but it was painful and I gave up in the end. On the flip side, B&8h have in the past thrown a few people at us.

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