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1st June, 2016

The Rugby Advantage was published in the 'International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry'  with their 1st look at sports coaching. This was along side alot of top academic and pratical coaches from across the globe. This piece was about how you can use 'Positive Psychology' within a Coaching Philosophy.

For more infomation about the 'International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry' follow this link - http://aipractitioner.com/

                   For the full publish article please see the below. 



 Coaching Forum

18th Febuary, 2016

The Rugby Advantage will be hosting the first coaching forum of its kind in NYC. There will be a great many coaching minds all in one place, which provides a fantastic opportunity for others to come and learn from each other, through themed and facilitated conversations.


Forum #1 Theme – ‘Power of Self


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The Rugby Advantage features for the 2nd time in the 'Rugby Coach Weekly'

3rd June, 2015

The Rugby Advantage has their second feature in the magazine, talking about how to engage players learning, through game based practice and choas. 

                                                                                                                 See the Magazine here

The Rugby Advantage to present at USA Rugby's National Development Summit

11th December, 2014


The 2015 National Development Summit brings best practices in rugby development for all coaches, referees, and administrators around the country. This can't-miss event is sure to be one of the best events of the year with sessions and clinics from the country's top experts!


The Rugby Advantage Features in the 'Rugby Coach Weekly'

9th October, 2014



Dan Cottrell ex Bath Rugby player and ex woman’s International coach, is the creator of 'Better Rugby Coaching' which has been running for more than 10 years. 

The Rugby Advantage were fortunate enough to feature in one of the magazines to talk about how to engage players in a positive way. 

See the Magazine here

The Rugby Advantage delivers lectures in Universities in the UK


3rd October, 2014


The Rugby Advantage has been in the UK this week providing university students with a different out look to their normal academic studying. Students were presented with information and experience from the pratical field that they can relate to with their academic studies


Delivering at two universities:


Hartpury Collegethe UK’s premier sport and education setting. It offers anyone looking to pursue their passion for sport the chance to study on a specialist campus


Lecture Topics: Sports Coaching & Sports Leadership 


The University of WorcesterOur aim is to attract ambitious students who will be challenged as sports academics and practitioners to be the best that they can be


Lecture Topics: Sports Management & Sport Development 


Ryszard features in the Gloucester Citizen , UK


11th September, 2014


A report from the Gloucetser Citizen to catch up on the experiences that Rys has had during his time in the USA after leaving Gloucetser. See the article text below:


With excitement for Rugby World Cup 2015 rapidly building, one Hartpury graduate will already have insider knowledge of one of the teams heading to Kingsholm for their pool clashes.


Ryszard Chadwick has played a key role in the growth of rugby in the USA since heading out there in 2013, including an internship with the national team, who will use Hartpury as a Team Base during the tournament.


As a coaching intern, Chadwick shadowed the USA national men’s team - being involved with their day to day training and meetings, interviewing coaches, staff and players ahead of a clash with the New Zealand Maori, when he was pitchside for the game.


He also works closely with the IRB, travelling around the USA delivering IRB coach qualification courses, and coaches the county Under-19s team, where the best players in the state come together and train under the Empire State Name, providing a pathway into the national rugby set-up.


His main role, however, is working for Play Rugby USA (PRUSA) - a non-profit organisation whose aim is to develop youth through rugby.


As the academy manager, he is responsible for managing a 10-strong team that recruits the best Under-19s players from public schools in New York City for a year-long development programme, playing a mixture of Sevens and 15-a-side.


He said: “The programme is about more than bringing them on as rugby players. As well as elite training and coaching, they complete modules that help with their overall development and gain support in the search for the right university for them and scholarships.


Chadwick, who completed his Masters in Coaching Science after his degree in Sports Coaching at Hartpury, is also the head academy coach for Play Rugby USA, planning and delivering sessions.

The academy’s girls team have won two Summer Sevens Championships, reached the semi-final in a national Sevens tournament and are the 15s New York State champions of 2014. The boys are among the top teams in the Empire State area.  


“Our sessions are a mix of technical and tactical side of the game, but also the mental and physical side,” he said.


“The coaches are very much mentors, giving the players life skills off the field as well so that they have more opportunities to succeed in life. If you improve the person, you improve their rugby.


“I’m also responsible for developing and educate the Play Rugby USA coaches, from novices to school teachers, which is hugely rewarding.


“I have no doubt that without the education and support I received from the staff at Hartpury and being part of the unique environment and culture that exists at the college, I could never have accomplished what I have done this far.”