FORMER Giants utility back Ben Cooper has admitted the move from a player to a coach has proved a major culture shock.
The 26-year-old quit as a player at the end of last season following Leigh's relegation from Super League.
He admits that embarking on a coaching career at such a young age was a bold move to make.
But despite all the added responsibility of being a coach, Cooper is more than happy about the switch.
"I did have to think long and hard about packing in as a player at such an early age," he said.
"But with the way the boys are being flogged in training right now, I certainly don't have any regrets!
"When you're a coach the days are extremely long compared with those of the player.
"As soon as training ends, the players go their separate ways, while the coaches have to start planning for the next few days ahead.
"And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
"Being a coach does mean putting in a lot of very hard work, but it's extremely enjoyable.
"I've only been here a couple of weeks, but I've already learned an incredible amount, and I don't think I'll ever stop learning.
"It's a rewarding profession."