Dedication and Commitment
As a coach, you must:
- Be a good communicator
- Have courage and enthusiasm
- Invest in your development
- Always prepare thoroughly
- Be a good role model
An Introduction to the Essential Level
The Essential Level Section provides you with the building blocks which are fundamental and "essential" for the accurate execution of all and any play in the game of Rugby.
As you move forward through the Intermediate Level and Advanced Level Sections, a revision of each of these building blocks should form part of each of your practice sessions.
You may perhaps design warm-up sessions which contain various combinations of each of the practices detailed in this section.
A WORD OF WARNING: Don't mistake "ESSENTIAL" for "SIMPLE".
My experience is that many elite teams cannot accurately, let alone perfectly, execute many of the exercises listed in this section. This does not mean that they are not winning teams, but it does mean that they are not playing to their potential, surely a sad situation.
Neglect these sessions at your peril.