Welcome to
Player Development Project.
Learn to coach with confidence. About Membership
Have you got a coaching mentor yet? PDP Mentors
Looking to partner with PDP? Club Partnerships
Already a PDP Member?
Get Started
Research Reviews

A Core Value of Pride in Winning: The All Blacks’ Team Culture and Legacy

Tom Johnson; Andrew John Martin; Farah Palmer; Geoffrey Watson; Phil Ramsey (all with Massey University, New Zealand)

The Big Idea

In the so-called olden days “to win” meant the struggle, not the outcome.  In this research paper, we find a bit of both meanings.  For the subject of this study is the remarkable winning legacy of New Zealand’s men’s national representative All Blacks rugby team.  Since its inception in 1903 the All Blacks’ winning record is 77%.  By any account and compared to any sports teams or franchises—amateur or professional—the...

Start your free
7-day trial to
keep reading.

Start your PDP Membership now and get unlimited access plus you will get exclusive members-only features:

  • Join the coaching discussion in our exclusive PDP Members Slack Community.
  • Save your favourite articles, videos or session plans to view later.
  • Exclusive PDP Members emails and offers.

Have you claimed your free ebook yet?

Coaching Fundamentals: Six Steps to Creating Quality Training Sessions Your Players Will Love

Download Now FREE