Everything You Need to Know For Coaching Rugby

Everything You Need to Know For Coaching Rugby
Product Description

This timely manual offers amateur coaches and rugby parents a practical guide to all aspects of the game including more than 100 drill and games covering all the basics. Everything You Need to Know for Coaching Rugby is designed to help build players’ techniques, skills and understanding of the whole game in two parts. First, the basics of working with players in a safe and rewarding environment, and second, the training activities and game situations for a coach to use with any age group. In the foreword, Sir Clive Woodward, the World Cup winning former England rugby manager says newcomers to the game who plan to coach have much to learn: “This commendable manual addresses in detail the questions of what to coach and, most importantly, how to coach.”


  • “I wish this had been available when I started coaching, it would have made my life so much easier.” Don Compton, Blackheath RFC
  • “This resource is excellent. I’m sure it will aid any new coach in the game.” Warren Robilliard, Coach Education Manager, Australian Rugby Union
  • “A coaching one-stop shop.” Nick Lambert, Ealing RFC
  • “Very informative and easy to use”. Simon Jones, Mumbles RFC


  • Paperback
  • 146 pages
  • Fully illustrated

Author Biography

Dan Cottrell has spent most of his adult life collecting and absorbing rugby coaching expertise. He is a practising RFU Level 3 Coach, a Welsh Rugby Union Course Leader, head coach for Swansea Schools U15s and a Level 2 referee. Dan played first class rugby at Bath and Bristol and later became Director of Rugby at Cranleigh School in Surrey. Dan is best known as the editor of Rugby Coach Weekly, a successful online magazine.


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