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Coach Professional Development in Beautiful Maine

  • 13 Jun 2022
Russell Earnshaw Rugby

Finally back from the long Covid pause and eager to jump into professional development again? Now’s your chance, and there’s no better place to be in the summer than the coast of Maine! Russell Earnshaw, famed for RFU playing, coaching, mentoring and RFU L4 coach education returns to the U.S. to lead a coaching course that’s tough to beat. Borrowing heavily from cutting edge principles in teaching and learning, and from creative trials with top coaches in Europe, Rusty presents a coaching curriculum at Polar Bear Rugby Camp’s Coach Development Course with ideas that will inspire you and could change the way you think about coaching.

Bowdoin Women's rugby camp

Based at Bowdoin College, Rusty uses the high school and college women’s rugby camp (some spots still remain; register soon!) as the experiential classroom observatory. In his open-minded, brilliant and indefatigable style, he’ll help you look at your own coaching needs through different lenses, such as incorporating video game design principles, gamification strategies, super powers, and the use of questions, freezes and pauses. A whole new way to create learning owned by players, and to manipulate constraints for learning outcomes. Plus, it’s great fun for coaches and players alike.

Russell Earnshaw Rugby

In his own words, Rusty has this to say about the Coach Development Course he’s led at Bowdoin College’s Polar Bear Rugby Camp: “Really excited to hang out at Bowdoin again. I am biased but I do think it’s the best coach development I am involved in … 4 days on the pitch with like-minded coaches, developing coaching options alongside each other and planning and reflecting together over coffee … ”

So pack your bag, register for one of the remaining spots left (class is capped to ensure quality) and join Russell Earnshaw for a few days in Maine this July 7-10. Room and board, materials, camp jersey and more are included with your registration. (This course earns 10 CPD from USAR for coaching continuity and accreditation.)

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