Warm Up
Warming up before any type of activity is very important. It helps to reduce the risk of tearing or straining muscles through increasing heat throughout the body and increasing muscle suppleness.  The warm up should gradually increase in intensity and should include: 1. Activities that use the muscl... Read More
D.E.P.E Coaching Method
The D.E.P.E coaching method is an easy way to remember the key steps in teaching a new skill or activity.  The method will uses 4 key stages in the diagram below.  Demonstrate: this should be used at the same time as the explanation. You can either demonstrate this yourself, or have players in you ... Read More
Group Management for Coaches
Group Management is one of the key skills to being a good coach, the following article explains what strategies and techniques you can use to help achieve an effective, fun, and engaging training session.  You can focus on key areas such as: Communicating effectively  Using positive reinforcement  ... Read More
Engaging Parents for Coaches
Parents play a vital role in a child's sporting experience and can be a valuable asset for you as a coach. The coach can help reduce conflict and enhance a child's experience by engaging and communicating with parents.  This can be done a number of ways, however there are 3 key areas that may help ... Read More
NRL Coaches Manual
The NRL Coaches manual is a one stop resources for all coaches at all levels of the game.  Just click on the image below to download your very own copy in PDF format. 
Skill Biased Games
A skill biased game is a training aid designed to teach players an aspect of rugby league while practicing it in a game based situation. It can also provide a team with the same benefit of development. The reasoning behind a skill biased game is to modify the rules and situations of normal rugby lea... Read More
Closed Activities
These are activities that allow players to practice skills in an environment that has no external pressures. Closed activities are best for players to learn a skill initially, however they wont progress this skill into game situations unless they can apply these in open activities or skill biased ga... Read More
Open Activities
These are activities that allow players to practice skills in an environment that provides external pressures. Closed activities are best for players to learn a skill initially, however they wont progress this skill into game situations unless they can apply these in open activities or skill biased ... Read More
Coaching Methods - Questioning
Questioning is a great way to enhance your players understanding of skills and concepts. Its an important skill for coaches and they way they deliver feedback.
Mini Mod (6-12s) Training Session's
In these younger age groups. Our training sessions should be simple and easy to implement. This will ensure there is a focus on: Safety Fun & Enjoyment Positive feedback and encouragement Maximum participation Skill Development Session Structure Overview Rather than use a traditional training sess... Read More
International (13s+) Training Sessions
As we reach these older age groups. Our training sessions start to add a few more components. Its still important that when planning your session, there is a focus on: Safety Fun & Enjoyment Positive feedback and encouragement Maximum participation Skill Development Session Structure Overview A go... Read More

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