Pierre Henry Broncan, member of the Castres Olympique staff (2020/2021), answers 3 practical and directly applicable questions to help us in our training. He is a professional trainer who shares his expertise to help us progress.
How many times should/can the same exercise be repeated with your group?
The progression from step 1 to 4, as described above, is crucial in the learning process. Approximately 5000 well-executed repetitions are necessary to completely master what you are trying to accomplish. The transition from unconsciousness/incompetence to unconsciousness/competence requires a lot of repetition.
What is your favorite entry into training? The one that immerses the players directly into the session?
One of my favorite approaches is to start with a brief video explaining the goal of the workout, as well as its content and duration. This is a method I used successfully at my English club, Bath Rugby.
How can you ensure the attention and concentration of your group?
Pierre Henry Broncan, member of the Castres Olympique staff (2020/2021), encourages player participation by asking questions during meetings and videos. He always chooses 3 points to discuss with the players and reminds them during on-field training to ensure they are applied.
Do you have a “routine” that you practice every workout? If yes which one ?
It is best to start training with a small group exercise, called “Micro”, and gradually integrate the whole team while focusing on the three specific points mentioned previously. It is important to keep a clear guideline and not try to work on all aspects at once, as this can become too difficult.
How to manage a “free electron” in a group?