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Rugby coaches have it right

In professional rugby, the coaches sit apart from the team benches. They call the shots from afar, but this is mainly for substitutions (i assume, at least). This is because they put all their trust in the players to trust their instincts and do what’s right. There’s no helicoptering. They believe in their systems of training their players, and they purposely distance themselves during games to show their trust and belief in the players themselves.

During the week, when it’s training time, they know they have to mentally prepare their players for the big moments of the game. This mental training plays a huge role in the success of the teams, and I would argue is much more important a time than during the game in terms of impact it has on the game.

To extrapolate this idea in a wider sense, we need to trust people to do what they have been trained to do. We need to let them get on with what they need to do to achieve their goals. Our only aim should be to set up the ultimate environment for them to do so. This goes for any teaching situation, or as I like to put it, allowing learning.

This is what I need to do more of in my teaching too. Building the right environment for students to reach and exceed their potential. That’s what the best rugby coaches are good at doing.

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