Offers an individual player the very best in coaching to achieve their maximum potential, sessions include.

Goal setting looking at short and long term goals and putting in place a plan on how to achieve them

Player profiling assessment looking at the Technical, Tactical, mental & physical attributes of the athlete and how we can improve on them

Skill specific coaching if the athlete has the all round game but want to sharpen up on a specific part of the game e.g. Goal Kicking

Analysis sessions with the athlete for games or training sessions

Strength and Conditioning looking at player specific routines on how to improve their core strength and fitness levels, this can also cover any nutritional advice required for the athlete.

Advice on player pathways and key contacts for whichever area you are in the UK to help you achieve your goal.

If you would like Starting XV to help you reach your dream then contact us for more information.


As my son had important trial games ahead of him we discussed with Rick what was going to be the best action plan. After consultation with Rick we agreed on a series of one-to-one sessions. These one-to-sessions were carried out with great professionalism by Rick, my sons skill level certainly increased from his coaching and insight and my son is certainly a better rugby play as a result of these sessions and exercises to practice at home as detailed by Rick. I would certainly recommend Rick’s coaching and mentoring to any individual or club looking to achieve the highest levels of achievement as Rick has a desire to get the best from a individual or team he works with.
Paul Gaskell, Father