About I am a professional rugby coach and have worked with players of all ages and abilities. This experience in various coaching domains has enabled me to become well-rounded in developing a wide range of planning skills, tactical preparation and interpersonal skills for different environments. I value my professional development and seek opportunities to learn and improve. In this vein I have travelled to coach and meet various elite coaches in the UK, America and Europe as well as completing an MSc in Performance Coaching in 2018, with a distinction, and UKCC L3 in 2019. Hard-working, organised and enthusiastic I prioritise establishing good relationships across the board with players, colleagues, parents, key stakeholders and more.
My aim is to create an open, collaborative and positive environment within which players can develop in realistic, game-like situations. I encourage players to take an active role in sessions and provide their own thoughts and feedback to enable them to problem-solve and improve their game understanding.
My coaching experience is varied, including: schools, university, university representative, senior men's, senior men's county representative, DPP and Academy. An up to date CV is below.
As well as the blog on this website, Edd has also written for CreativeRugby and Coach Logic.
Qualifications: - BA (Hons) with Placement in Coach Education and Sport Development, University of Bath; 2005-2009 - RFU Coaching Level 1; 2006 - RFU Coaching Level 2; 2007 - European Institute of Fitness Master Trainer, REPS Level 3; 2008 - FutureFit Nutrition Specialist; 2012 - FA Safeguarding Children; 2014 - FutureFit Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention; 2014 - Various CPD workshops including RFU Performance Analysis (2017), RFU Game-Planning (2015), RFU Pre-Level 3 Player Profiling (2014), Emergency First Aid (2014) - The 0.10 Second Difference by EXOS (2015) - Lead Direct, Leadership Development Course (2016) - World Rugby Online CPD courses: Introduction to Coaching, Key Factor Analysis and Functional Role Analysis (2016) - UKCC Rugby Level 2 (2016 - repeated due to lost records) - RFU Director of Rugby Course (2017) - MSc in Performance Coaching - Distinction, University of Stirling (2018) - UKCC Rugby Level 3; 2019 - Clear and current CRB/DBS Check
Employment If you would like to discuss potential employment opportunities in the UK and abroad for Edd as a coach, coaching consultant and more then please contact by email here.