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Delivery matters. Create a team with parents, ​not a conflict.

I love the Positive Coaching Alliance. They have great ideas and solutions that are positive and focus on outcomes without looking back. I was intrigued when I saw this video because I agree with the message but know the confrontational methodology means it will often fail. We need to create a team with parents. In this PCA video, Mike Klinzing is right, parents coaching from the stands is not productive to the athlete, but instead of creating a team environment he is confrontational. “One of the things that bugs me as a coach” sets up an adversarial reaction from parents.  ...

  coaching, Rugby

Athlete feedback

Athlete feedback is a critical tool for the coach. This is a response on to a post on the facebook “Rugby Coaches” page. However, I think it is worth publishing as a stand-alone article. Athlete feedback Athlete feedback can make or break a coach. I have made plenty of mistakes before concluding that negative feedback is pointless. It looks back at the error rather than forward to the next opportunity to be successful. If we can create a culture where future outcomes are more important than past wins or losses it will create a performance environment where all elements of the  ...

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Sports Nutrition and Recovery

Sports nutrition does not need to be complicated, but it does require individualization to the athlete and the day’s training. Here are some examples of daily sports nutrition plans from the USOC. Athletes have to view sports nutrition like a racing team looks at fuel and lubricants – would a Formula 1 team expect high performance out of regular gas? Of course not. They use top quality specific blends to based on the vehicle, course and weather conditions. That is how athletes need to view nutrition. Specific to the athlete and the training load. If you want to monitor your  ...

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Winter Strength and Conditioning Week 1

Strength & Conditioning – Please check teamsnap email for a form that will start our individualized S&C programming. Please fill this in today; it will take two minutes. If you don’t intend playing rugby in the spring, please fill in the first section. Coach Bare started the first macrocycle of the offseason that is a maximum hypertrophy cycle. This macrocycle will be difficult, but the payoff is you will get big in this phase. If you intend to play rugby in the spring and are not competing in a winter sport at CBA, this S&C program is mandatory. We cannot compete  ...

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Rugby Training Strength & Conditioning 35° Video

35° Video edited in two passed through iMovie. I edited the more complex track first. Then the overlay which had most of the location audio. One more pass through iMovie to compose them together. I’d prefer to use FinalCut but don’t have a professional reason to buy it right now. It would make the composing much much more easy. I am going to try Premier Pro as I already have it as part of Creative Cloud and it comes with After Effects for composing. Rugby Training Strength & Conditioning 35° Video The idea came from a blog post I saw about how the Clemson Football team  ...