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Honesty in coaching – the foundation of a strong rugby program

Rugby’s core values are Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline, and Respect. As a coach, I make a concerted effort to frame situations at training and in matches around these values. While I recognize and coach rugby’s core values, I actually focus more of my times on another value: honesty in coaching. Honesty in Coaching Honesty is simpler […]

How I started coaching rugby

Before I started playing rugby I looked for a team sport more challenging and exciting than touch football. With its contact, flow, and running score clock, rugby turned out to be just what I needed. So how did I go from being a weekend warrior to running practices three times a week at the local High […]

Why I’m writing about my rugby coaching journey

I’ve been active in grassroots rugby for over 25 years now. But it took me upwards of two decades to realize that these experiences might actually be useful to others.  For example, it is common for me to receive requests for advice on running tournaments, how to start a club, how to fundraise, to name but […]