In my experience as a coach rugby specific and strength and conditioning components have become inseparable in today’s game. We do not just need to develop a player’s rugby skills but also physical and mental skills to prepare for the demands of today’s game.
It is great to have German literature that focus on the development of these aspects. Together the experience of Mark, Ralf and Jan has accumulated in a world class tool for coaches and clubs. I believe it is a must have for your training library.
From my many years of international experience as a strength & conditioning expert in Japan, Qatar and Australia, I know of the importance of a well-planned and structured development of players in the athletic field is the basis to avoid injury and to achieve the optimum level of performance as a rugby player. The authors have managed to show a path in training and education of players and have their years of experience with athletes from other sports incorporated here. From the practice for the practice. Impressive, reading value
"Das Athletiktraining ist im Rugby ein immer größer werdender Teil des Trainings.
Nicht nur um die Sportler stärker, schneller und fitter zu machen, sondern auch zur Vorbeugung von Verletzungen.
Dieses Buch ist eine sehr gute Anleitung wie das Athletiktraining in den Trainingsalltag eingeplant und umgesetzt werden kann."