Help on hand for coaching the kids
John Leslie knows what it is like to roll up to a training session as a coach and have no idea.
But the former Otago and Highlanders captain and Scottish international is sharing the knowledge he has gained over the years for his coaching and is travelling around the country spreading the word.
In association with Dunedin-based company CrestClean, he has developed a programme to help all those keen mums and dads to give it a go on the coaching side.
”When I turned up to coach my son’s under-7 team in 2006, I was disorganised. I got the kids moving but they’re hard to manage as a group because they’re so young,” Leslie said.
”I was drawing on my own experiences, which are extensive, but at the end of the day that gave me very little help for managing and coaching rugby skills to young kids effectively.”