EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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Mini tag


06/29/2018 |

Turtle tag

Use this quick attack-defence-evasion game to improve your players' awareness and speed. It can easily be developed to include other elements like self-organisation and decision making. MORE

06/3/2018 |

Minefield for mini tag

Encourage players to run forward and still avoid oncoming obstacles. There's no turning back! MORE

Small-Sided Games



How to get the ball to the wing 2

08/13/2018 |

Getting the ball to the wing

This simple session works on moving the ball wide while maintaining space and time for the winger. It aims to promote speed and accuracy of passing while fixing the inside defenders. MORE

How to improve passing and decision making 2

08/13/2018 |

Lightning quick pick and mix

This session makes players work at game speed with passing and decision making. It is more for backs than forwards but all players can test their passing competency. MORE

08/6/2018 |

Tackle mania

This is a session with many varied tackles in a short space of time. It works on technique, recovery to tackle again and finally defence decision making. MORE


The Triangle-1

08/15/2017 |

The Triangle

In this warm-up game, passing and catching are important, but vision and awareness are paramount. When the player is lining up to run, he needs to know who is going, when he needs to go, who he’ll receive from, who he’ll pass to and where he’ll line up next. MORE

2V1 Continuous-1

08/15/2017 |

2v1 Continuous

This simple game is an excellent warmup exercise that will get your players thinking about their core skills, communication and, most importantly, decision-making. MORE

Five Waves-1

08/15/2017 | Warm Ups

Five Waves

This is a good warm-up game for a large group of players. It gets their minds and bodies moving and helps to sharpen up their core skills of handling, passing and catching. MORE


08/2/2018 | Team Management

6 ways to make shy players more confident

Rugby is a rough-and-tumble game so you wouldn’t think it attracts shy players but it does. They don’t engage with the others and never put their hand up to answer a question. Develop this player by following our six guidelines. MORE


07/5/2018

Develop a player-centred defence

The basic principles of defence are: Go forward Provide support Apply pressure Regain possession As you can see, they don't explicitly say tackling. So, if we really want to improve our defence, we have to look at the whole, not just one of the parts. MORE

06/28/2018

Practise kicking in game-like situations

Great kicking can score tries. It takes awareness. And if you can create plenty of scenarios in training where players can test out their kicking, they improve both their tactical and technical prowess. This goes for kicks in open play and kick-offs. MORE

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