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04.19.2020 - Alex Goff

Brent Nelson started the Iowa Central Community College men's rugby program and took it to a NSCRO national title, then 3rd in D2, and then a DIAA national fall title in 2019.

04.15.2020 - Alex Goff

Paule Barford has been at the forefront of coaching rugby in the USA for decades. 

He speaks with Bruce McLane on RuggaMatrix America on being smart about coaching (if your players' game awareness is poor, why don't you emulate game situations in training?), how to create a high performance model that works, and for good measure he takesd a shot at the MLR.

04.14.2020 - Alex Goff

Lindenwood University Head Coach Josh Macy talks with Alex Goff about how he got into the coaching business, his work at AIC, and his experience in taking over the Lindenwood program.

Macy talks about handling bad apples, working around depth chart problems, and whether it's better to play a truncated sevens season or a full half-year.

04.13.2020 - Alex Goff

Former USA and RUNY Head Coach Mike Tolkin looks at the strange and still somewhat immature world of rugby statistical analysis.

In Part 1, Tolkin looks at what statistics are worth tracking and why.

In Part 2, Tolkin looks at what statistics should be tracked and how that information can be used by coaches.

It's a lot of good detail for the coach and the player.

04.12.2020 - Alex Goff

Now coaching in Japan, New Zealand-born coach Milton Haig is best known for his work with the Georgia National Team and their strong performances in the Rugby World Cup.

Haig speaks with Bruce McLane about the universal language of rugby, coaching without preconceived notions, and also how to build a game plan from a simple framework.