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Junior Coaches enjoy forum with Des Hasler

A group of junior rugby league coaches enjoyed an opportunity to hear from Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Head Coach Des Hasler and Manly NRL Pathways Coach Steven Hales on Wednesday night.

With restrictions in place around COVID-19, the annual Manly Junior Rugby League Coaches Forum was this time held online via Zoom instead of in person.

The Manly Sea Eagles invited all coaches from the Manly Junior Rugby League to participate with coaches in attendance looking after players in the U6s to U12s age groups.

The online forum was presented by Sea Eagles Major Partner, United Resource Management (URM).

The junior coaches were asked to send in questions with Des and Steven covering topics including:

- Sharing basic attack and defence theories;

- Bringing confidence out in young players;

- Finding the right position for a player and giving constructive feedback;

- How to best engage U7s players to listen to instruction;

- A competition wide agreement of no foul play;

- What can you do to help improve the decision making when attacking the line;

- Change in rules for Mini Football.

The second part of the forum will be held in four weeks.

Hasler: Manly Junior League Coaches Forum

Hasler said the forum was a great initiative for all coaches involved in the Manly Junior Rugby League.

“The passion and interest shown by the coaches to want to learn and be involved is just tremendous,’’ Hasler said.

“I have had a long association with Manly Junior Rugby League and to be able to pass on some of my experience and knowledge to help the coaches make these young boys and girls not only better players, but also better kids, is very rewarding for all at the Sea Eagles.”