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The question comes up often and exists in several forms.

A little something like this –

“Hey Stu, are there any secrets or gold nuggets that you could share from the pro teams? I mean, any secret drills or activities I should know about?”

Here is my response, and the answer to what makes the good teams much better than yours.

(Hint: you already have the ‘gold’)…

By Stuart Lierich

This short blog post is the written version of a LIVE video broadcast I made on my Facebook page earlier this week.

I had fielded an email question from a rugby coach asking (to the effect) “What advice would you give a younger version of yourself starting your coaching career?”

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, right? 😉

Well, I thought it a great question, and one we should all reflect. If you are in a mentoring position working with other coaches then I encourage you to share all of your learnings and advice where possible!

The video blog below was a little candid, so no big production here haha.

My 3 pieces of advice:

By Stuart Lierich

In the video below, I highlight the behaviours that the Chiefs base their attacking philosophy around.

Having facilitated a number of leadership programs with various teams, I assure you of the value it would bring to establish your own.

In fact, if you are just coaching skills without a governing framework of values, behaviours and trademarks, then you are selling your teams (development) performance well short of potential.

The challenge here, is not to copy those contained in this video, but to establish your own based on your team’s unique strengths and traits.

As you’ll learn, the most successful ‘pillars’ are those where the players have been empowered in their establishment, enhancing buy-in and ensuring they become a part of the way you play.

What else could you create pillars around?

By Stuart Lierich