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Any coaching tips for encouraging motivation and discipline?

Any coaching tips for encouraging motivation and discipline? I coach a college rugby club and half the members are totally dedicated, while the other half are slackers. I was wondering if any other coaches have faced this problem and if they had suggestions please. Thanks!

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My team takes 15min to really start playing...

My team takes 15min to really start playing... what should I do? These are high school boys that have never played the sport before. After a few games, they play really well in the 2nd half but by that time we are down 2 or 3 tries. Is it a warmup issue? Nerves? Any ideas?

Mike McD Coach, Canada

How can the Elv's help my team playing against more?

How can the Elv's help my team playing against more physical opposition at the rucks , scrums and mauls?

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I coach Under 11's I have two players that do all the right things in training but when the game starts they will not pass. They do score tries but I think we could score more if they passed. What can I do? Gary SWales

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Gary Grant Coach, Wales

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Hi guys I’m helping coaching the local rugby union team and I’m receiving a mixed opinions  from the coaches about the pre-game warm-up. Any suggestions? Thanks

aaron zaky-mcenroe Coach, Australia

I've started a team in the Cape Verdean Islands, we?

I've started a team in the Cape Verdean Islands, we need help, does anyone know how to find rugby sponsor??  I was able to get enough balls sent from abroad, but these guys don't even have mouthguards.  Anyone ever done this before??

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Blindside position - I'm new to the game and I'm not sure what to do?

This is my first year playing on a rugby team for my school, grade 9, im much smaller than everyone else but i run fast and can be strong. my position is the blind side wing, and i dont understand what im supposed to do. it seems like i just jog and stay far away, but i dont know what im supposed to do if someone from the opposite team comes near me and noone else is one them, am i supposed to tackle? i also have trouble tackling cause my arms dont rap fast enough when they run into me, any advice?

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U14's girls teamwork

I am having trouble getting my girls to work as a team. Any advice?

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New U 14's boys team advice.

I have just been handed the task of coaching a new u14's boys team.Any pointers, help or advice would be greatly appreciated.Many thanks

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Team warm up drills that incorporates all the backs

Looking for some drills that use all 7 backs for pre match warm up. Something that we can use other than running through moves Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Stewart Ley Coach, England

How to bring eagerness in the team?

My team is missing eagerness to fight for the ball or pick it up. What trainingsessions could help?They keep watching how someone else picks up the ball.

Niels Spelbos Coach, Netherlands

Game plan advice needed

Im starting as headcoach for the first time. im looking for templates and or advice on how to make a gameplan. any advice is welcome. Kind regards, Jasper

Jasper Noltes Coach, Netherlands

I need ideas for fun team buil...

I need ideas for fun team building activities and any fun games to help towards team building. Has anyone got any ideas on what to do? Anything to spice up rugby training sessions in the dark, cold winter nights.

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U10s organisation in defence. ...

I have started an under 10s team up, and I would say about 8 from the 13 children I have , did not play rugby until about 6 months ago. Of these players, there seems to be a lot of potential, as we are scoring tries against teams, that very rarely concede tries.the problem I got with them, is that we are very poor at organising our selves in defense when the opposition has the ball, which does result in us conceding quite a few tries. We have some very good tacklers in the team. Can anyone offer some ideas on how I can get them to organise themselves? Thanks . Chris.

christopher jenkins Coach, Wales

I am coaching the U11 this sea...

U11 Rugby I am coaching the U11's this season. There are some significant rule changes from U10. Please can I get some advice on what lessons were learned from coaches who have been through a similar experience.

William OBrien Coach, England

First time coaching the U13s n...

I have just started helping our head coach with under12's team. He wants to retire and has put me forward to be head coach next season. I am a little worried on how i should aproach training with the boys, going to a full 15 a side team on a full pitch. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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attitude issues with several p...

Hello, I have a real issue with certain players in my team, they are lazy, undisciplined, don't respect the coach or trainner. What should I do? how can I try to get them back on track?The problem is that we are a small club, our team is only 11 members and they feel they have their own position earned no matter if they train or not.Thanks!!

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