Case Studies

Learn sports psychology and benchmark your coaching by watching case studies

A lot can be learned by watching case studies, especially when you get the chance to watch a team or an athlete train or prepare themselves on game day. Our Membership gives you exclusive access to a library of case studies, allowing you an ‘over the shoulder’ insight into the coaching and performance process at different levels of sport.  This is where you see the benefits of sports psychology in action.

Join the Rugby League Academy for Rugby League case studies and more

Hindsight is a great teacher. That’s why our case studies are so valuable to Coaches, Athletes, Clubs and Schools, and even for parents.

Watch our videos as the experts dissect each of our case studies. Case studies help you understand the performance psychology behind a successful team. We include different sports at different levels from school competition to professional athletes and clubs.

Here’s some of what you can expect from our case studies in our Rugby League Academy.

Ipswich State High School 2016

You’ll get behind the scenes interviews with the coach, coaching instructions, training warm ups, attack and defence drills, pre-game warm ups, and game day tactics. This is an outstanding case study as you get to see the progress made by players as they make their way through the different age groups starting with the under 13’s, to the under 15’s and finishing with the Opens (under 18’s). As a coach you can see the progression in skill level as they players develop through the system in place. This is a ‘must see’ case study for any coach at a high school or junior level who wants to benchmark their program.


Gold Coast Titgans


The final season of the National Youth Competition (NYC) was held in 2017 and RLCM was fortunate enough to complete a case study on the Gold Coast Titans team. This case study includes a single training session which is one of the most technically comprehensive sessions seen by RLCM. It is a must see for coaches who have aspirations of coaching at an elite level.


Tweed Heads Seagulls

The Tweed Heads Seagulls provide a great case study when it comes to sports psychology and performance psychology.  The Seagulls won only 5 out of their 23 matches in 2017 and finished 13th on the ladder, avoiding the wooden spoon by a single competition point. Why this is so interesting from a sports psychology perspective is that three out of their 5 wins came from beating the team on the top of the ladder! Plus, the Seagulls beat the eventual Premiers, the Papua New Guinea Hunters, in both of their matches (rounds 15 and 25), which included a rare defeat at home for the Hunters. So how does a team at the bottom of the competition beat the top teams but struggle to beat the rest? Performance psychology provides the answer.


Melbourne Storm

Melbourne Storm, winners against the North Queensland Cowboys in the 2017 NRL grand final. What are the coaching secrets that helped Melbourne Storm win their latest premiership and why are they always in contention? You’ll learn all these things and more through our online course Rugby League Academy and the included case studies.