Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Tackling In Rugby

2016-10-21T09:40:46+00:00 By |

Tackles are, for many rugby players, one of the excitements of the game but a tackle can be quite scary for a younger player. It is important for rugby players to know the different types of tackles as well as how to tackle another player safely. It is also important for the coach to know how to train his players

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Understanding Rugby Penalty Cards

2016-09-26T07:18:52+00:00 By |

Rugby has two cards which indicate penalties to the players – yellow and red. It is important to understand why you are being carded and what each penalty card means. It is equally important to grasp why you are being shown one of these cards in order to have a successful and safe match. Here are the meanings of the

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What Is Mental Toughness?

2016-09-12T13:28:46+00:00 By |

At the Investec International Rugby Academy, we include lessons on mental toughness in our courses – a topic that is often undervalued. Skills and physical development are often brought to the fore in the game of rugby but there is much to be said about the importance of mental toughness on the field. Our Meta-Coach, Tim Goodenough, has worked with

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How GPS Devices Have Changed Rugby

2016-10-21T09:40:46+00:00 By |

In the 1960’s, a Global Positioning System (GPS) device was first developed as a way to direct armed forces during times of war. In 1997 the GPS was first used on an athlete and since then, the GPS has been adapted to be of use in a variety of sports. If you look carefully on the back of a Springbok

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Selection Procedure Tips For Coaches

2016-10-21T09:40:46+00:00 By |

As a rugby coach, there is always pressure from parents, players and other coaches when selecting players for the school team. Ideally, the selection procedure should unbiased and free from external influence. In order to select the right players for your team, you need a straight forward breakdown of criteria to measure each player against. We have simplified this task

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