Rugby Tip of the Month – Match Week Planning Tool

Time Management can be a struggle for everyone – especially collegiate athletes with a FULL class schedule, practices to attend, homework, social life etc. Our friends at Hall Wellness & Sports Consultants have an awesome tool to help you maximize your time and become a better student-athlete!


How can this Match Week Planning Tool help?

  1. Gain Better Clarity throughout the week and in the lead up to a game (which we all want!)

  2. Good for Scheduling Skills, Extras & Fitness top ups.

  3. Helps you get focused on what Mindset you will like to take into the week. What’s driving your performance this week & WHY is this week important?

  4. A Great Reference: I recently spoke with Aaron Smith about this planner. He keeps ALL (years) of his match week/prep planners in a folder. Why? So he can look back at them and see what has worked in the past and what he can learn from it!

Filling it out?

  1. The first thing I always suggest is that an athlete adds in the times/blocks that they know they have, like practice, or team weights. You can even add in classes too.

  2. Next step is to look at the time & open spaces you have left and then see what you can do or how you can best be productive during that spare time (extras, fitness top ups, skills etc.)

What’s the Accountability Signature? 

If you sign it – then you should do what you say you are going to do right! It may sound like something small, but what we have found is that it’s a trigger, a little motivational action. Print it out (weekly), sign it, put it on your desk, fridge or in a place you see it often. Another tip is to work together on it with a teammate, a coach, to help keep you accountable.

Planning helps me gain more clarity & feel less overwhelmed & anxious. Try it for yourself and see!


There are 2 things Hall Consultants offer:

  1. We do 1:1 Tailored Wellness Consulting: Physical Wellness, Nutrition, & Mindset.

  2. We Help Athletes Problem Solve their Wellness Challenges & Enhance their Strengths OFF the field.

  3. We Help Athletes Feel Good, more Confident & Better Prepared OFF the field,

  4. A great fit is essential. Athletes can apply for a spot and schedule a free chat/consult by visiting our website.

  5. FREE Access to our awesome Wellness Hub with loads of great tools for not only athletes, but for anyone who wants to become better!

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