Rugby Classics: Total Rugby: Fifteen-a-side Rugby for Player and Coach

Rugby Classics: Total Rugby: Fifteen-a-side Rugby for Player and Coach

by Jim Greenwood


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Bloomsbury is proud to publish the Rugby Classics—two of the most important and influential books ever written on the game of rugby. Thousands of players and coaches around the globe have benefited from the concepts and methods in these books, equipping them with the coaching skills and strategy to play the very best in fifteen-a-side rugby.

Total rugby is the antithesis of play-safe rugby—an open, ebullient game in which every player is encouraged to show what he can do as an attacker, defender, and supporting player. Highlighting inspirational rugby coach Jim Greenwood's radical examination of every facet of the game and his ability to clearly convey the wealth of knowledge he accumulated over many years in the sport, Total Rugby has become one of the game's most seminal coaching manuals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472918710
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,192,862
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jim Greenwood was one of world's most highly regarded rugby coaches and was a distinguished player before shaping the game internationally with his renowned coaching techniques. He was the first rugby coach to be elected to the National Coaching Foundation's inaugural Hall of Fame and was also elected as an official Legend of Scottish Rugby. His two books, Total Rugby and Think Rugby, are considered to be seminal works on the game.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 10

Part 1 Total Rugby and its Development 13

1 The Meaning of Total Rugby 15

2 Implications of Total Rugby for the Coach 17

3 Implications of Open Rugby for the Club 22

4 The Coach's Responsibility to Rugby 27

Part 2 Understanding the Game ? Attack and Defence 31

5 Understanding the Game 32

6 Principles of Attack 36

7 Principles of Defence 43

Part 3 Practical Coaching 45

8 Coaching with Purpose 46

9 Team Selection 50

10 Coaching Methods 53

11 Exercise Forms 66

12 Pressure Practices 73

13 Coaching Sessions 77

14 Analysis and Discussion 88

15 Coach Recruitment 94

Part 4 The Inner Game of Rugby 97

16 Mobilising the Team 98

17 Evolving a Game Plan 109

18 Tactical Guidelines 113

Part 5 Basic Preparation ? Technical 131

19 Personal Skills 133

20 Unit Techniques - The Forwards 176

21 Unit Techniques - The Backs 229

22 Team Defence 273

23 Varieties of Team Practice 281

Part 6 Basic Preparation ? Physical 305

24 Fitness for Rugby 306

Index 317

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