Coaching clinics to focus on Individual Skills

Ospreys Skills Coach Gruff Rees will lead two special coaching clinics focusing on Individual Skills at clubs in the region over the coming weeks.

The latest in a series of regular coaching seminars hosted throughout the season by the Ospreys Coach Development team, the two clinics will take place at Dunvant RFC on Wednesday 24th February at 6.30pm, and Pyle RFC a week later on Wednesday 3rd March.

Gruff will work with coaches from clubs in the region to illustrate techniques that can be helped to improve a players decision making skills around when to use the correct option of passing, kicking or running.

Previous seminars this season have covered topics including ' the Tackle Contest Area', 'the Kicking Game' 'Individual Attacking Skills Pre-Contact', 'Defensive Systems' and 'Small Unit Skills'.

Ospreys Elite Performance Director, Andrew Hore, said:

"I would encourage all coaches currently operating within the region to come along and take part in our regular coaching seminars, whatever their level, as they provide an excellent opportunity for them to receive first class coaching in an environment which is geared towards non-pressurised coach development. At the Ospreys we are committed to development from within, and are working hard to raise the quality of coaching right across the region, from top to bottom. It is quite clear that better coaches leads to better players, and these clinics are designed to play just a small part in our efforts to provide coaches with the tools and opportunities to improve their individual skills."

All active coaches in the region are invited to attend. For further information please contact Tony Thomas, Ospreys Coach Development Officer, at