Episode 12: Rugby Player of the Decade, Phaidra Knight's infectious enthusiasm about athleticism, aggression, and quality coaching.

Phaidra Knight is one of the sport’s all time greats. She was named Player of the Decade in 2010, participated 3 times in the Rugby World Cup and was twice named to the All World Team.

What I liked best about our conversation is the importance she gives quality coaching and how she herself is making a commitment to developing the future of the sport. She was recently hired as the Coach of Women’s Rugby at Monroe College and is currently recruiting for the new program launching this fall.

Phaidra talks about

  • some nerdy details about the sport that I just loved!
  • growth of Rugby since Rio Olympics
  • a few ideas about challenging gender equality
  • coaching youth sports
  • aggression
  • meditation & yoga
  • training

Phaidra Knight
Alev Kelter, USA women's rugby player
Naya Tapper, USA women's rugby player
USA Rugby
Play Rugby USA
United World Sports
Dan Payne, USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer
Monroe College Rugby
PSAL, Public Schools Athletic League
NY Rugby Club
Pete Steinberg, USA Rugby Women's Eagles Head Coach
Canada Sevens, tournament staring May 27, 2017
Rugby World Cup Sevens

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