Filed under: Rugby agility, Rugby Conditioning, Rugby Drills, Rugby Team Management, Rugby Training | Tags: fun exercises, pre-season, team building, trust
Here is a team building exercise video. Obviously you can use the equipment they provide, but some of them are generic too.
Remember: rugby is a dynamic game of changing situations and these exercises can build rugby mental strength.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Team Management | Tags: Better Rugby Coaching, cohesion, motivation, team building, team management
Pre season is a good time to bond the team as a unit. Here are five ways you can do this.
1. Put players into groups of three or four training buddies. They can encourage each other to turn up, warm up and look after each other off the field. One of the players could be a senior player and another new player.
2. Outline your principles from the start of pre season, and then reiterate them throughout the pre season period. Keep your behaviour to your principles and so keep consistency.
3. Let the players add a principle a week, which is realistic. For instance, turning up on time or being ready for training. Remind them of the principles each week.
4. Set targets for the “way we play” rather than winning or losing. Players can control improvements in strength, speed and skill, but not whether the opposition are any good or not.
5. Be clear when players need to switch onto training hard, be more light hearted or rest. The players can work together to increase the intensity when they need to increase it, and you need not have to shout at them to do so.