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Club rugby now spans a huge continuum from what is a modern, wholly professional ’business’ at one end to a more conventional, utterly amateur game at the other. Common to each and every team though is the need for quality coaching and all teams will achieve greater success and derive greater enjoyment when well coached.

The Rugby Doctor will work with you to deliver a coaching regime that is appropriate for your club...
The rapid advances in rugby since the onset of professionalism have placed unprecedented demands on the coach, with new methodologies and terminologies combining with changes to laws and equipment to leave even the most experienced coach feeling out of touch. Club coach development events and teacher training at school 'inset' sessions help to bridge these knowledge gaps and restore coach confidence.

The Rugby Doctor will work with you to enable you to employ current 'best practise' in your coaching...
Players aspiring to achieve representative honours often seek additional 'personal training' and it is essential that truly independent advice and guidance is made available to them. An over-supportive parent, a schoolmaster with a positional shortage or a club coach with a ‘must win’ attitude may not deliver entirely accurate and/or objective feedback.

The Rugby Doctor will work with you to provide position-specific coaching and truly impartial assessment and guidance...
Rugby begins to get serious at youth level with the laws corresponding to those in the adult game in all but a few ’safety oriented’ areas. As players mature both physically and mentally, their strengths and weaknesses must be monitored, managed and developed to safely maximise their rugby potential without neglecting their rugby development needs.

The Rugby Doctor will work with you to maximise player development and team performance...
As 'contact rugby' is gradually introduced across these age groups the laws are adjusted each season, with more facets of the youth game added each year. These transitional seasons are critical both in ensuring that key contact skills are developed safely but also in maintaining player motivation and enjoyment as the game becomes more physical in nature.

The Rugby Doctor will work with you to introduce ‘contact rugby’ safely and effectively...
The game of Tag has been carefully designed and developed to allow a variant of rugby to be introduced to children of almost any age. Frequently though Tag is also being utilised to provide access to rugby for older children and adults who prefer to play a 'non-contact' alternative to the traditional game. Additionally, Tag is increasingly used by rugby players looking to maintain their skills over the closed season period.

The Rugby Doctor will work with you to introduce Tag to rugby newcomers...
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