Rugby coaching testimonials
Sam has made the transition from player to coach seamlessly this season at Worcester and I have been delighted with his progress.
Not only from a position of helping the club grow but from his own perspective of seeing a young coach with loads of ideas flourish in a professional environment.
He is affable and has already built up strong relationships with those he has worked with.
One of Sam’s biggest strengths is being able to convey the information he wants to get over in an interesting, clear and concise manner.
For that reason, I am sure his tutorials on Pro Rugby Coach will be a wonderful coaching resource and asset to any club, team, school or governing body that uses them.
Sam has proven success as a player and has made the transition to coaching very easily.
His work with the Bath Academy players, showed a natural skill in teaching and an ability to pass on his knowledge of the game in a relaxed, yet authoritative manner.
His favoured style of coaching is one of innovative game-based sessions, ensuring players enjoy and learn the game whilst being tested physically and mentally at the same time.
Sam has an ability to analyse the game, which has not only prepared him for the requirements of a technical coach or backs coach, but also given him the people skills to be a head coach at the higher levels of the game.
As is often the case with players who have to work harder to achieve the highest honours, they have had to think about their game far more than more naturally talented players.
Sam was responsible for several plays that are still being used in international rugby today. The plays he helped create have been copied and replicated around the world.
I think Sam’s qualities of intelligence, analysis, people skills and love of rugby make him an ideal candidate to be a strong coach.
The fact that he has played for England and for many years with Leicester and Bath means he also has a great deal of credibility as a coach.