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5 ways to make sure you complete a tackle

A tackle is not over until the ball carrier is on the ground and the tackler is getting back into the game. Your players need to understand the technical aspects of this. By Sean Holley, former Bristol and Ospreys coach MORE

Rock, paper, scarper

Use this reaction, pass and chase game to improve your players' basic skills. The simple start can be developed into lots of different versions. You can set up lots of groups at the same time. MORE

Six Nations Analysis

Turn England’s breakdown problems into your solutions

Everyone wants their team to play with pace in attack, quick ball creates problems for defences, it’s really that simple. Not only is it hard for a defence to set against a constantly changing picture but quick ball generates options for the attack. Obviously, you then have to use those options wisely. There are a... MORE

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Run past defenders

Run past defenders

U7 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 3 ACTIVITY: SLALOM Divide your players into teams of four and put each team behind a line of cones. Each player should hold a ball in two hands. When you say “go”, the front players race to the other end of the lines making sure they swerve in and out of... MORE

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Support the ball carrier

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 4 ACTIVITY: BEAT THE DEFENDERS Three defenders stand 8m apart in a line down the centre of the area. Four attackers start outside the area at one end facing the defenders. One attacker starts with a ball. The ball carrier runs up the area past the first defender with the other attackers... MORE

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