Credo comes straight from the Latin word meaning "I believe", the word can be applied to any guiding principle or set of principles.
In these three sections you will find materials to help you to consider your beliefs around playing, coaching and culture
Understanding and debating your playing credo will help you to make important decisions regarding selection, training, review and preview of games. Have a credo that works for you and your team and which they support is also a key element of helping you to win more often.
Your credo is never fixed, it will adapt as you gain more experience and it is challenged especially when you are under pressure.
It is worth reviewing and discussing your playing credo on a regular basis.
consider your “point of difference” – This is what makes you stand out from the crowd, where you wish to have the greatest depth of knowledge and impact and you seek to be seen by yourself and others as a “master of your craft”.
Understanding your point of difference and continually increasing your knowledge in that area will keep you ahead if the field, providing innovative solutions to complex issues which others cannot solve.
Your Specialist credo is never fixed, it will adapt as you gain more experience and it is challenged especially when you are under pressure.
It is critical to review, update and discuss your Specialist credo on a regular basis.
the way in which you coach, why you coach in that way and most importantly, if your credo is the most effective approach for you and your players.
Your credo is never fixed, it will adapt as you gain more experience, and when it is challenged especially when you are under pressure.
It is worth reviewing and discussing your coaching credo on a regular basis.
Helmuth von Moltke was a Field Marshall and brilliant war strategist in the 19th Century. He first coined the term "no plan survives contact with the enemy". Mike Tyson famously simplified this and said “Everyone has a plan: until they get punched in the face”.
The same applies in rugby.
Planning is important but only when it is within a complimentary supportive and sustainable culture - as Peter Drucker said “Culture eats planning for breakfast!”
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