Markham Irish Rugby Club

150 Austin Drive

Markham, Ontario

L3R 6M7

Fletcher's Fields 

2743 19th Ave

Markham, Ontario

L0H 1G0

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April 14, 2015


As a rugby player you will face causes of anger and cannot entirely avoid situations that make you angry.  You cannot assume anger is good or bad.  It should not really be classified as one or the other because it can be both.


Anger can be useful and you would no...

April 14, 2015



The degree of certainty that you have about your ability to be successful in rugby.  It can be general such as helping your team win games or it can be specific and refer to your ability to be successful in performing a task like tackling for example.



April 13, 2015

The most mentally tough athletes are the most optimistic.  Optimism refers to the hopefulness and confidence that you have regarding uncertain outcomes.


ABCDE of Learned Optimism


A=Adversity – During times of stress, such as dropping a pass or missing a tackle we encou...

April 13, 2015


Effective goal setting can help  you identify what you have to do to be where you want to be.  Take a moment to consider what your short term, medium term and long term goals with regards to playing rugby.


The process to setting goals is relatively simple and I w...