The 5 Primary Areas of Physical Capability to Prioritise for Developmental Athletes

By Dean Benton & Vern Gambetta Introduction To focus solely on the improvement of the athletic qualities of speed, strength and endurance with developmental athletes will eventually restrict their progress. If individual attention is not paid to key areas of functional and technical capability the developmental athlete: Will not continue to improve athletic qualities at…

A new approach to lateral speed for rugby

Dean Benton & John Pryor Concept Defence tactics and techniques in contemporary rugby have become very effective in recent years. These approaches will no doubt continue and even get better towards in coming years. Speed, in particular, lateral speed has always been valued by rugby coaches as a means of aiding attacking rugby. By taking…