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Intermediate Rugby Coaching

Building Tactical Awareness Through Adaptive Games

Intermediate Rugby Coaching
Dates & Venues

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not have any courses scheduled. We will be releasing dates as soon as regulations change.

In association with
The Magic Academy

Building Tactical Awareness Through Adaptive Games 

In association with The Magic Academy with John Fletcher and Russell Earnshaw

This new and innovative course is devised and delivered by The Magic Academy, a coaching collaboration of former England age group coaches John Fletcher and Russell Earnshaw. It is intended for school coaches of Under 12 to Under 16 age groups, who are looking to update their session content to adopt contemporary approaches and methods. Either Russell Earnshaw or John Fletcher will conduct each course.

  • The place of adaptive games
  • Ensuring the value of games-based practice
  • Technical development in the “skill zone”
  • Incorporating block practice
  • Understanding and delivering principles of play
  • Balancing structure and creativity
  • Preparing a team for competition

1 place £189 2 places £315 4 places £499 exclusive of VAT

Course runs 10.00am – 3.30pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.

John Fletcher

John Fletcher

John Fletcher was England Under 18 coach for ten years. He developed a player centred pathway that led to competitive success in the Under 20 World Cup, and produced a regular stream of players for the full England team. He was previously Head Coach at Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership, and before that Academy Manager.

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Russell Earnshaw

Russell Earnshaw was an RFU International Performance Coach, responsible for player development across national and international programmes from U-15 to U-19. He has a particular interest in the impact of coach behaviour on the development of people and performers. He read Economics at Cambridge University, where he won a Rugby Blue, and played and coached international Sevens.

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