Coach

Performance Coach (Level 4) Past Papers

Rugby Australia runs the Performance Coach (Level 4) program for coaches. One of the requirements is that each participant completes a major project on an agreed topic that range between technical and tactical, through to sports science and ways to develop club culture.

This library presents papers from this program and provides a historical perspective on coaching thoughts from 1998 to the present.

RUGBY IQ

Psych for Rugby – Anthony Eddy (1998)

Start thinking Sevens– J Gardner (2000)

Captaincy– I Jones (2000)

Decision making and coaching– John Ross (2001)

Game leaders– Andy Tucker (2004)

The logic of the move– Chris Coleman (2006)

Developing Decision Making for Rugby- Shirley Russell (2007)

Should we take the points– Greg Thompson (2015)

Improving tactical development– Ben Manion (2015)

Understanding the Back Row– Paul Hardwick (2015)

How to develop the instinctive player– Ben Rutherford (2016)

PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT

It's not all about Game Sense - Michael Crank (2011)

SKILLS IN ISOLATION

Game tactics & challenge games – Hugh Carpenter (2004)

Core skills and agility coaching – Paul Carozza (2004)

Clearing Pass. To clear or sweep – Craig Leseberg (2007)

Halfback passing. A framework – Sam Pinder (2011)

Clearance pass – Tim Rapp (2011)

Place Kicking - Tim Sampson (2013)

Sevens Rugby. Core skills in action – Sione Fukofuka (2015)

Skill acquisition and transfer - Rob Sadler (2017)

Contestable Kicks - Brad Harris (2013)

ATTACK

Coaching general play – Damon Emtage (2001)

How much structure is enough – Michael O’Connor (2002)

Implementing linear support – Andrew Tranent (2002)

Constructing back-line attack – Shannon Fraser (2005)

Lateral and linear support – Sam Chan (2005)

Line break analysis- Jason Gilmore (2006)

Alternate back-line structure - Bill Gordon-Thomson (2006)

How to Attack Effectively - Roy Saunders (2007)

Challenging the advantage line - Brett Johnston (2010)

Organising & creating line breaks - Russell Ingram (2010)

Phase play attack – Alex Chang (2015)

Structure v Unstructure - Peter Hewat (2017)

Attack variables and capabilities - Ryan Schultz (2017)

DEFENSE

Defensive patterns – JMA Walker (2000)

Defense essentials and systems - Elton Berrange (2017)

CONTACT & TACKLE CONTEST

Mauling – Matt Ryan (2002)

Ruck defense – Andrew Hill (2007)

The breakdown - Adam Fahey (2010)

Winning Collisions - Anthony Connellan (2013)

Managing Ruck Speed - Jono Farrell (2015)

The Tackle Contest - Dave Wells (2016)

SET PIECE
RESTARTS

Kick restart structures - Dai Edwards (2007)

Are you making the most of your kick offs – Mark Giacheri (2007)

SCRUM

Scrums-have we got it right – Andrew Beattie (2002)

The Core. To successful scrummaging – David Hanham (2007)

Building an effective scrum - Dean Carlisle (2010)

LINEOUT

Lineouts – Nathan Holman (2002)

Where is all the tall timber – Bill Swain (2003)

The lineout throw - John Eden (2010)

Components of lineout jumping – Owen Finegan (2011)

Building a successful lineout – Kelevi Tuicolo (2017)

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

All in the mind - Chris Roche (2006)

Mental health. Mental toughness – Grant Oakley (2015)

Coaching mindset. Growth or fixed - Grant Anderson (2016)

Fixed mindset & growth mindset – Luke Oxford (2017)

COACH – LEADERSHIP

Becoming a more efficient coach – Des Thornton (2001)

Empowerment Coaching - Carl Jones (2006)

Coaching in a foreign land - Glen Panoho (2010)

Creating a club culture - Grahame O'Donnell (2010)

Creating a positive team environment - Jay Tregonning (2010)

Player Coach relationships - Ruhan Van Zyl (2011)

Components of Success - Ian Brown (2013)

Role of the Head Coach - Mark Gudmunson (2016)

Character and behaviour - Cole Mooney (2017)

Team Identity - Sam Harris (2017)

COACH - PHILOSOPHY

The future of Rugby – Doug Hauff (2000)

Rugby Professionalism – Greg Marr (2000)

The game is changing again – Jeff Miller (2004)

Game sense and rugby coaching – John Evans (2006)

The Art of Coaching - Mark Debrincat (2013)

Bridging the cultural divide – Setu Naseri (2015)

Australian Rugby pathways - Jeremy Paul (2017)

PLANNING & SELECTION

Selection of your backrow players – Frank Condi (2006)

Planning your coaching season - Sean Barrett (2010)

Plan for the season plan - Daniel Atkins (2016)

OTHER FOCUS AREAS

Establishing a junior Rugby club – Greg Hulme (2000)

National competition – Matt Pini (2005)

Stellenbosch Laws – Andrew Moloney (2007)

The Pacific Island rugby player - Dwayne Grace (2013)

Coaching youth athletes - Cam Mcintosh (2016)

Prep-Review-National Champions - Nathan McMahon (2017)

Maiden voyage of the Fijian Drua in the NRC - Senirusi Seruvakula (2017)