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The Magic Academy

Supporting coaching wizards! Rusty and Fletch love to hang with rockstars from the coaching world and get them sharing through some pretty cool questions


Series 11 Episode 3 - Sean Graham (Developing yourself and others)
Sean and Rusty chat all things from the U13F's, being excited to come to training, reflecting in the moment, Laurie Fisher as Bruce Springsteen, re-imagining a coaching skills carousel, saving bullets, Ben Ryan in 2009 and John Quinn's grenades... enjoy!
52:49 2/4/24
Season 11 Episode 2 - Mike Porteous (Confidence)
Mike and Rusty chat all things confidence... What gives you a buzz? When is it hard for you? How does it feel? What milestones might we pass on the way? How can we be mischievous? Who owns the right way? Who do you want to be? Enjoy...
55:09 1/25/24
Season 11 - Episode 1 Mike Orchin-McKeever (Energy)
Mike is (just) a PE teacher and rugby coach and chats all things creative coaching, coaching across different environments and growing the game... enjoy!
35:32 1/4/24
Series 10 - Episode 20 Fletch and Rusty (the App)
Fletch and Rusty chat skill, levels, connecting player-parent-coach, coaching contact, coach development and being more like Finn... enjoy!
24:40 8/20/23
Series 10 - Episode 19 Dave Sharkey (the three-peat)
Sharks returns to chat all things theming, lifting the lid on La Rochelle in Europe, totems, experiments and making them wait... enjoy!
45:07 7/30/23
Series 10 - Episode 18 Andy Abraham (Concepts)
Andy returns to the pod having coached community rugby for the past 11 years alongside his role as Head of Subject at Leeds Beckett... he shares the 11 concepts that helped him the most with his coaching... from simplifying to scaffolding to SOL to planning to athlete engagement... enjoy!
90:29 7/1/23
Season 10 - Episode 17 Caspar Berry (Decision-making)
Ex-poker player and Cambridge Economist Caspar and Rusty chat all things decision-making... knowing your opponent, missing bets, data and emotions, neutral reviews, interdependence and the J-curve... enjoy!
46:25 6/19/23
Series 10 - Episode 16 Kieran Hallett (Super Rugby)
Kieran and Rusty chat all things Super Rugby after his sabbatical from Leinster to the Rebels... coaching, co-coaching, pathways, what he's learned... enjoy!
44:07 6/5/23
Series 10 -Episode 15 Jack Moran (Curriculum)
Jack and Rusty sparked by a WhatsApp group chat on curriculum chew the fat on what it could mean, the purpose, the what and the how with (hopefully) some practical ideas to bring it to life... enjoy! 
56:58 5/29/23
Series 10 Episode 14 - Adam and Maarten (Play)
Adam and Maarten catch up with Rusty after their play workshop for rugby coaches and chat Elmo and Grover, changing the brain, setting the room to 0, basic human needs, noticing skills, feeling the difference, DJ’ing the room, bravery, sneaky experiments and impact and the ripple effect... enjoy! Find them at 
52:18 5/23/23
Series 10 - Episode 13 Andy Longley (Leadership Development)
Andy Longley (Coach Up) and Rusty chat leadership development for coaches, popping a lung, the Barbarians tour to Germany, ex-players as coaches, scanning the room and high performance... enjoy!
61:17 5/13/23
Series 10 - Episode 12 Martin Bisp (Community)
Martin and Rusty chat chat about the impact and ripple effects of Empire Fighting Chance ( why and how they are helping over 5000 young people per year... an incredible place!
45:24 5/7/23
Series 10 - Episode 11 Alex McWilliam (Improv)
Alex and Rusty chat all things improv... planning, playful practice and feedback to prevent a death on stage... oh, and meeting Sir  Ian McKellen at Mother Goose... enjoy!
56:01 3/23/23
Series 10 - Episode 10 Rachel Vickey (Breathing)
Rachel and Rusty are reunited after their 'Challenging Conversations' hangout with the Premier League and chat all things helping good people do difficult things, executing under pressure and arousal state control. Rusty is defo paying more attention to his breathing! Rachel can be found here...
57:38 2/16/23
Series 10 - Episode 9 Harry Curtin (224 Oceanbeach Drive)
Harry and Rusty chat all things the Inside Running Coach Development course, living together for almost 2 weeks on Oceanbeach Drive, mentoring, near death cliff falls, patio dancing and high 5's... enjoy!
50:48 2/2/23
Series 10 - Episode 8 Berrick Barnes and Andrew Fraser (Boaty Boys)
Rusty has a new favourite pod with ex-Wallaby and Rusty's paddle-board partner Berwick Barnes and the man who makes things happen Andrew Fraser. A Joe Rogan-esque meander through rugby, coaching, music, coach development or a spa, detail, the magic pill, Japanese translators, Queen playing Wembley and, most importantly, the impact of being a Boaty Boy... enjoy! 
102:08 1/29/23
Series 10 episode 7 - Mike Brown (Transition)
Mike and Rusty chat all things transition including learning to be a student again, growing connections, transferable skills, learning from other sports whilst also chatting coaching, selection conversations, learning from other players, highs and lows and dealing with errors... enjoy!
64:43 1/4/23
Series 10 - Episode 6 Mark Lerpiniere (Growing rugby in a state school)
Mark shares with Rusty how he's grown rugby from scratch to 150 girls and boys representing the school...  young leaders, break time club, well-designed competition, parents giving lifts... so much cool stuff... enjoy!
33:39 12/11/22
Series 10 - Episode 5 St David's crew (Contact)
A 'micro-pod' before the 7's semi-finals exploring all things coaching contact... Dan and Ross explore skill, pitch size, collaborating, levels, competition, donor sports and more with Rusty... enjoy!
29:25 12/11/22
Series 10 - Episode 4 Ollie Runswick (Anticipation)
Ollie is back and chats all things anticipation with Rusty... NASA, VR, being a geek/nerd, deception and knowing where to look. Ollie can be found at @oliverrunswick and  Enjoy!
58:28 11/24/22
Series 10 Episode 3 - Coach Yas (Coach Development)
Rusty and Has chat all tings coach development including using a mentor effectively, collaborative coaching and stepping out of your comfort zone! 
62:36 11/12/22
Series 10 - Episode 2 Mike Rogers (Coach learning)
Mike and Rusty chat all things coach development. For 13 days and 12 nights, coaches will be able to take part in the 1st Inside Rugby Coach Development camp (alongside the Player Development camp). As a coach you will have the opportunity to explore, practice and get feedback on your coaching with coaches from rugby and other sports, special guests and so much more... enjoy!  
20:29 9/9/22
Series 10 - Episode 3 Jack Cooney (Theming)
Jack and Rusty chat about Westmeath's Tailteann Cup victory and his new role as the new GAA National Player Development lead, puling on threads around environment, coaching individuals, theming (done with MA fave Dave Sharkey) and inspiring a generation... enjoy! 
45:54 9/6/22
Season 10 - Episode 1 Michael Gerard Doherty (Community)
Michale and Rusty chat all things GAA, coaching, clubs at the heart of the community, bringing parents along with you and Ant & Dec telling us to get off our phones... enjoy!
57:45 9/4/22
Series 9 - Episode 25 Andy Brownhill (A leap of faith)
Andy chats all things selling up and moving to Australia, the opportunities it has created, the people that have helped him along the way and  the memories he's trying to create for his players... enjoy!
43:47 8/31/22
Series 9 - Episode 24 Lynn Evans (le Plaisir du Movement)
Lynn and Rusty look forward to Pierre Villepreux coming over for le Plaisir du Movement and the playing and coach development opportunities it offers... enjoy! Email Website
24:07 8/14/22
Series 9 - Episode 23 Karen Falcon (Intention and Attention)
Karen joins rugby to chat all things coach development,  having a hobby job, language, ECG, curriculum versus syllabus and teaching geography... enjoy!
51:57 7/29/22
Series 9 - Episode 22 Dean Leak (Self-employment and imposter syndrome)
Dean and Rusty chat through their journeys to self-employment and what might have helped! From being bitten by a horse, the price of autonomy, hitting your purpose and connecting the dots up backwards... enjoy! 
48:36 7/19/22
Series 9 - Episode 21 Andy Williams (Progressive Education)
Andy and Rusty chat all things education... teacher agency, leadership, CPD,  parents and empathy... enjoy!
53:24 6/25/22
Series 9 - Episode 20 Dr Mustafa Sarkar (Resilience)
Rusty and Mustafa chat all things resilience... putting on your own oxygen mask first, a GCSE in receiving feedback, replays and Barry Cowan... enjoy!
65:53 6/25/22

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