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Mindset of a champion with Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith shares his philosophy on the need for coaches and players to continue to innovate, and think outside the square – coaching to continue to win.

Part 1. Wayne Smith - Mindset of a Champion - Part 1 of 3   10:14 Member content

Wayne Smith “fell into” coaching while playing in Italy after the end of his first-class rugby career in New Zealand. Ten years later he steered the Crusaders to their first (of many) Super Rugby titles. Along the way he absorbed lessons from a wide variety of influential rugby personalities, took notes from Blues coach Graham Henry, and eventually ended up teaching Henry some lessons of his own. In the first of a series of three videos, Wayne lays down the recipe for coaching success. And it starts with learning and sharing.

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Part 2. Wayne Smith - Mindset of a Champion - Part 2 of 3 10:56 Member content

He’s been called the most influential coach in world rugby. How did Wayne Smith become such a respected and innovative rugby thinker? In part 2 of this series, Wayne explains how experiences as diverse as going to his teacher’s house for fish and chips, learning the French flair-based approach to rugby from ‘Le Professeur’ himself, Pierre Villepreux, and working as CEO of a small rugby union in New Zealand, gave him the all-round experience and vision to mould the world’s most successful teams. Play video

Part 3. Wayne Smith - Mindset of a Champion - Part 3 of 3 8:56 Member content

The third and final part of this series, Wayne Smith shares his philosophy on the need for coaches and players to continue to innovate, and think outside the square – coaching to continue to win. And what’s it’s like to coach the rugby team of a nation who finds it totally unacceptable to lose a game of rugby. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Duration 30:06
Topics Mindset Conditioning & Injury Management Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Having a mindset to share ideas must help others but also get respect through out the Rugby World.

New Zealand

Great video ! very insightful to hear from one of Rugby’s successful and respected coach on his views and experience

South Africa

Great coach,very specific on every aspect of the game.

USA

He is just a great communicator , I think his greatest asset is his comment on sharing ideas I just love that .

Finland

keep developing, keep developing, keep developing, I’m just going to keep saying that to myself. Great session

Scotland

struggling to play these videos…

South Africa

en español para cuando ?

Brazil

hello, I cant see this video.

Argentina

Por favor, traducir el video a español

Argentina

Really good video!

Canada

dope

Canada

traducir el video al español

Argentina

En español, por favor!

Argentina

Great learning

New Zealand

Like being wrapped in a warm blanket while having your mind cleaned and polished. Totally inspirational and energizing. Nice one Wayne.

England

¡¡¡ ESPAÑOL !!!

Spain

Kia Ora , i have the same issue as others, the video keeps cut’n out.

Australia

Hi. None of the videos I’ve tried are working. The Graham Henry positional requirements, the Wayne Smith mindset videos… I click on play video and there is a blank space where the video player should be. I have Adobe Flash player installed on my computer.

New Zealand

lo quiero en ESPAÑOL!!!!!! muy bueno tenerlo a Wayne Smith explicando estos conceptos

Argentina

I would love to listen to wayne and Grahams latest vidoes but they just keep cutting out brett fell

Australia

I could listen to Wayne talking all day long.

Canada

lo quiero e idioma español!: saludos

Argentina

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