My bible of coaching skills and how to interact with Gen Z players

Dan chats with Dragon Academy director Dai Rees about his coaching experiences over a long career, including regional coach of the Dragons, spells coaching Wales Sevens and Wales U21 , leading Hong Kong UK Rugby and High Performance Development, as well as working within the WRU High Performance Platform and most recently as Head of Rugby at Seaford College.

He just launched Red Road Coaching Partnership, and we talk about how mental skills and competition readiness are so vital in the modern age.

Topics include:

  • Making coaching relevant for Gen Z gamers
  • What he would include in his skills bible
  • What a training session to get more players would look like
  • What are its principles of play
  • How his coaching fits into the learning cycle
  • And lots of practical ways to evaluate your coaching and make more of a difference with your players

To learn more about the Red Road Coaching partnership, click here

About Dan Cottrell

Dan is a Level 3 RFU Coach and Coach Educator. He is a coach with the Bristol Bears DPP programme, is the assistant coach of the University of Bristol women’s team and is a mentor coach for the mini and junior section of Broad Plain RFC. He was head coach of Swansea U15 schools and previously held coaching positions at Young Ospreys Academy and assistant coach of the Wales women’s team for the 2010 World Cup. rugby at Cranleigh School, Surrey. Previously he played rugby for Bath and Bristol.

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