On Sunday 8th June 50 coaches from throughout NLD all attended the NLD Mini Coaching Conference at Samworth Academy in Mansfield.  The event was subsidised by the Sir Anthony Wharton Trust and NLD, the coaches in attendance had access to some excellent presentations, lunch, CPD choices and free equipment that they will be able to take back to use at their clubs.

The morning workshop was delivered by RFU National Coaching Manager Nick Scott who did a presentation on ‘turning the 8 year old player into the 28 year old player’.  Nick focussed on the recently introduced New Rules of Play and coaching within these parameters.

After lunch the coaches split into two groups for the CPD section, choosing between Continuity in Attack and Goal Setting for Children.

The coaches delivering each CPD session were also impressed with the enthusiasm of the coaches throughout the day.

‘There were some very receptive and forward thinking coaches in attendance’’ said RFU Community Rugby Coach Calvin Beech who delivered one of the CPD sessions.

NLD will be looking to host another Coaching Conference next year that will incorporate Junior coaches as well as Mini Coaches, details to follow in due course.