Core skills are an under rated aspect of anything that’s done, for when people do the core skills really, really well, they sit in the background and are ignored by most, yet they have the most impact on a game.
Yes the X-factor skills will break open games, though without those foundation of the core skills, the X-factor skills don’t work their magic so well.
Beauden Barrett – Amazing Skills
All sports have their core skills, and some of them aren’t, or won’t be what one thinks.
Split Vision Tutorial – Hockey Heros TV
And even from this years 2019 Rugby World Cup , in the recent New Zealand V Ireland game, former Irish coach Keith Wood discusses this very nature of the Importance of Core Skills, though he does use the term Basic Skills.
We Were Shell Shocked – Keith Wood
So, yep, work on developing one’s X-Factor skills, though always keep working on developing those core skills, because they are king, for:
Core Skills may not be the most flashiest of skills and techniques, but they do lay the foundation for everything else to be expressed