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The Rugby Bricks Podcast

Feb 5, 2020

Mike Friday is a former national representative for England sevens and has coached England, Kenya and the United States sevens team.

Friday's work as a head coach has led Kenya and the US to their best performances in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The U.S. and Friday began the 2015–16 Series by "shocking the world" when it defeated New Zealand for the first time at 2015 Dubai Sevens. The team beat the 12-time World Series champion in pool play and again in the tournament's third-place match. Their biggest win came in 2018 when they won their first tournament on home soil and are now known as one of the most dangerous sides in the tournament. 

This podcast is our first masterclass in the game of Rugby Sevens and we cover: 

  • The art of nurturing and understanding players and their personalities by mixing the soft and hard skills of coaching

  • How he developed the success and turn arounds of both Kenya and US sevens rugby 

  • The speed boys of the US we cover Carlin Isles (the world's fastest rugby player) and Perry Baker who have both been the highest try scorers for a season in the World Rugby Sevens tournament 

This one is an absolute masterclass on coaching, player cultivation and understanding how to give the 110% effort and develop the mental game for Sevens and Fifteens. 

If you know anyone involved in coaching or sevens send this one on to them as they're going to love this episode.