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Coaching rugby from the heart by David Clarke
December 5, 2008, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Team Management | Tags: , ,

When you watch the best rugby coaches in action, there is something special about their delivery. They have an inner belief that makes what they say worth something.

I have been researching the methods of the delivery and persuasion for a number of articles in Rugby Coach. The simple idea of true belief in what you are saying still has a compelling case for the most important way of inspiring your players.

Coaching from the heart does not mean you need to be messianic in your delivery, or slightly mad in your manner. However, when the players look into your eyes, what will they see? If they’re perception of you is that you are confident, then this is part of the battle. If the perception is then that you also care deeply about what you are saying and why you saying it, the impact will be stronger.

Balance that passion with patience and player centred coaching and you will be amongst the best!

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