In the spirit of finals period happening right now at Brown… I’m also updating this blog as last minute as possible! Eek!
Last Saturday was Old Gold (2nd side) v Northshore (2nd side) 33-19.
Bridget was there! She gave me lots of helpful tips at halftime. This included: don’t run with my advantage arm sticking out, and if no advantage is materializing just blow the whistle! She also said it’s good that I’m squaring up at breakdowns (north-south) but I’m still not scanning.
Incorrect PK (ie ball never leaves hands)? A: Scrum to other team.
Not taking kick-off at center? A: Incorrect kick-off is either re-kick or scrum at 50, or lineout if it went directly into touch. But really, as part of game management I can prevent that. Make them listen to you, Em!
Don’t be afraid to award penalty tries! And give Yellow cards!
Did I accomplish my goals from last week?
I think I better judged advantages for scrum v PKs… especially after Bridget’s advice at half.
Pre-game chats and game management from the start can really be improved.
Penalize that scrumhalf for tripping and prop for dragging down – stop being soft because they WILL take advantage of it!!
There was a Northshore player from Andover! We were on the track team together in highschool.
My hair stays up w an extra loop of the hair tie!
Better positioning at set piece
Better use of advantage
Better scanning at breakdown of offsides
Better authority! Give cards! Penalize! You’re the boss!