Improving rugby skills
By improving rugby skills here you will find you are skillful, confident and
resourceful. You practice the process so you are more able to coach yourself.
Gaining skills - how to improve
Gaining skills is straight forward. Find out how to do it.
Then do it enough until you`re skilled at it!
How do you find out how to do it?
There are a few ways to find out how...
Follow instructions from someone who knows. This could be in person,
from a book or from a dvd / video.
Watch someone with good rugby skills and follow what they do. How do you
know it`s good? Listen to the crowd and commentators.
Experiment and create your own skill
You must be sure that the example is worth following!
Examine and compare a number of sources,
It`s possible there are a number of good ways of achieving the same thing
or some may be more suitable for certain situations or conditions.
You`ll benefit. You`ll know them all
and you`ll know which is best in the circumstances.
It`s true. Sometimes you spend time on something which turns out unsuitable
or some instructions are poor, but you benefit anyway.
You know more about the source!
You improve your skill. The skill of learning a new skill.
You`ll know better next time. Maybe explore the source more
before you commit time and effort to improving rugby skills.
Do it until you`re skilled
Take every opportunity to get a wide variety of experience.
If you have previously done something similar you may be already
semi-skilled at the new task.
Break the skill into parts.
Aim to be able to perform each part perfectly.
You will find parts easy to master, allowing more time to concentrate on
any weak parts.
Practice with a skill you already have. Break it down into component parts.
Learn to be aware of what you are doing and thinking.
Watch how you perform the various parts and ask yourself questions about
what you did right, what could be done better when compared with what
you know as the best way to do it.
"Which way was my foot pointing? "How did my fingers affect where
the ball went?" "Where was I looking, did it affect the result?"
Frequently put all the parts together and perform as one skill.
Observe the model - how is it done perfectly
Perform the action, aiming to perfectly copy the model
Assess what you did - was it perfect
If not perfect - adjust and improve what you did
If perfect - do it again! and again!!
Keep repeating these steps
Remember the performance of the skill in a game will reflect the performance
of the skill in practice.
The more you frequently do it perfectly in practice,
the more you will do it perfectly in the game.