Coaching Role 4 – Risk Doctors

High-performance rugby coaches understand the role risk plays in sports and manage this to create conditions for their players to thrive. We explore how to optimize your players mindset towards risk which builds confidence, action and learning. We also learn the power of If-Then planning.

The outcome of every game may be unknowable, but conditions are predictable. By creating If-Then scenarios of possible game plays, risks, challenges, unexpected conditions, injuries etc. the players can think through the possible eventualities and plan for them. In this way you are reducing the uncertainty threat that happens in the moment when these eventualities may occur.

In this Module called Risk Doctors, we unpick the science of risk, decision making and scenario planning. We then investigate how to intentionally mitigate team risk to stimulate action and performance.