Rugby Coach Weekly

For 10 years Rugby Coach Weekly has supported grassroots coaches be their best, with tried and tested rugby drills, practice plans and advice from the touchline.  And we’re still at the cutting edge of learning to play rugby, drawing on the latest coaching techniques, while still reminding our community about the tried and tested methods

We provide a rugby coaching resource informed by hands-on experience and understanding of what it takes to be an effective grassroots coach and team manager.

We’re passionate about improving the quality of coaching and giving coaches the resources they need at every age group and all levels.

The Experts

Over 10 seasons as head coach and editor of Rugby Coach Weekly, Dan Cottrell has provided thousands of subscribers worldwide with drills, insight and advice covering all aspects of coaching.

A former player for Bath and Bristol, Dan is a level 3 coach, level 2 referee and course tutor. He has coached international rugby with Wales Women, representative rugby with Ospreys U25, U18s and U16s and is currently coach with Swansea Schoolboys U15. He also coached his son’s team from U6s through U16s.

He’s a regular contributor with ConnectedCoaches and a former director of rugby at Cranleigh School. Dan’s goal is to help all coaches be the best they can be. Great coaches make great players.

In 2019 we were delighted to be joined by Liza Burgess, an icon of the women’s game, in an exclusive series of Rugby Coach Weekly podcasts that saw Liza interview leading names in men’s and women’s rugby.

Rugby Coach Weekly regularly receives contributions from top grassroots coaches and over the years has welcome articles from top pro coaches like Eddie Jones, Stuart Lancaster, Damian McGrath and many more besides.


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