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Coaching Decision Making with Russell Earnshaw

What is Coaching Decision making? DCI Russell (Rusty) Earnshaw of UK's Magic Academy interviews Leeds Beckett University PHD student Mike Ashford about his 3 year study into Coaching Decision Making. A must watch for all level of coaches.

Part 1. Developing Player Decision Making - Practical Session   10:00 Member content

How to start Player decision making on the pitch?
Mike Ashford, PHD student from Leeds Beckett University talks about Coaching Decision Making and how he puts them into action on the practice pitch.

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Part 2. Investigation into Player Decision Making Part 1 15:04 Member content

What is Coaching Decision making? A moment in Time that changes in varying contexts. In a 2 part series, Mike Ashford talks about his 3 year study into Coaching Decision Making.

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Part 3. Investigation into Player Decision Making - Part 2 16:19 Member content

Skills to match your goals! What does this mean? Mike explains in the 2nd part of his interview about his 3 year study into Coaching Decision Making.

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Part 4. How to Coach Coaches 9:54 Member content

This week, UK Magic Academy Rusty Earnshaw’s returns to duty on the field at Wakefield Rodillion Academy in Northern England. Rusty’s focus is on the HOW TO Coach to create better players and people. Enjoy!

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Part 5. How to Coach Coaches - Part 2 12:50 Member content

In this video, Rusty is looking at triggers to help turn players into more skillful adaptable players. Just like playing ‘Backyard Rugby’. Enjoy!

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 64:07
Topics Youth Coaching Coaches Corner Leadership & Management
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Excellent course. For coaches it makes you think about what your goals are. As a player it shows that the game decision making, skills and team work are equally important.


no puedo ver los videos con traduccion en español


21st century skills in rugby; absolutely brilliant.

New Zealand

We need translation to spanish PLEASE


I thought it was an excellent presentation, well explained. I like the use of the different balls in the differing games. Space identification and communication.


Last Monday fortunate enough for coaches at Bath RFC to receive a session on this by Rusty – excellent and will definitely try and use this Sunday.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

I like your emphasis on the picture and the communication of this or lack of to the other players. Gives me some ideas going forward.


Very insightful video. Mike referred to a replay scenario during the training session. Is this within one of the previous videos as I don’t recall that part

New Zealand

Good food for thought

South Africa

Virgil, the Fiji game is touch rugby with the added condition of having to use some kind of kick before you can score. The Japan game requires to person who is touched to present the ball and the tackler + 1 more also have to go to ground to represent a ruck. P.S I’m pretty sure Russell is not really a Detective Chief Inspector!

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