Coaching Youth Rugby

Keith Richardson
Written by an experienced rugby coach, Coaching Youth Rugby is an essential guide for all coaches, parents and teachers. This one-stop practical resource will give a new coach everything they need to deliver fun, dynamic, player-centred practice sessions and guidance on how to run a team. Coaches at all levels of the game will find material and ideas aimed at helping them to formulate simple strategies to suit their level of player ability.
Topics include: practical small-team games and drills, enabling coaches to run active and fun sessions for young players; fundamental rugby skills, from passing and handling to tackling, kicking, scrum and lineout; coaching theories presented in an uncomplicated and easy-to-understand manner. There is field-tested, age-specific information to help you learn how to communicate with players, parents, other coaches and officials. Finally, this new book helps you manage your team on match days and provides measures for ensuring player safety.
Coaching Youth Rugby by Keith Richardson

About the author

Keith Richardson played for Rosslyn Park and Bath before joining Gloucester in 1969 and converting to prop from number 8. He then captained, and coached, Gloucester for many years before moving to Harlequins as head coach. Keith is a Level 4 RFU coach and was Editor of the RFU Technical Journal. He was head coach to England Emerging Players, England 'A' and England U21s. Keith's previous book, The Rugby Coaching Manual was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards in 2011.