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Technical Journal Archive

The Technical Journal Archive was set up for coaches wanting to use innovative techniques during their training sessions or read-up on particular training issues. It contains a wide range of articles, covering topics such as tactical awareness, fitness development, kicking skills, tackling drills and team psychology.

Following the retirement of the Technical Journal editor, a review of all support services to coaches was conducted and the Technical Journals were discontinued in 2008. However, much of the information is still extrememly valuable and all editions have archived via the links below.

A coach instructs a mixed group of rugby players

Photo: RFU Archive

New services to support coach development

  • A new Rugby Union Coaches Association, linked to the Coach Licensing Scheme and supported by a brand new web platform containing articles, session plans, animated and video based practices. (Launched Spring 2009)
  • A monthly e-newsletter emailed directly to all coaches registered on the RugbyFirst database containing articles, and practices for coaches at all levels and updates on coaching development. (Launched October 2008)

To receive the new e-newsletter, coaches should contact their Club Coaching Coordinator to ensure that they are assigned a coaching role (and the team they are coaching) on the Club's RugbyFirst database. A current email address must also be provided.

If you wish to contribute to the Coaching Newsletter please contact the coaching team via the contact us page.

Technical Journals


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