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Pass, short, medium or long

Pass, short, medium or long

Develop passing over different distances while fixing a defender. The support player has to adjust his angle of run and call for the ball too.   Why use it   Initially, the activity works on the basics of passing different distances. The passer has to sight the receiver as well as listening to the call.... MORE

Tackle session builder

Session builders take you from one player to a unit to work on their skills piece by piece. The second in our series looks at the defender in the defensive system. By Dan Cottrell ONE PLAYER Warm up the shoulders, core and develop quick reactions. A player starts lying on their front holding a ruck... MORE

7 things that make a great coach

The best coaches make it their job to do certain things all the time. Learn from the best by following their 7 key habits 1. Honesty You want your players to trust you. When it comes to the tough decisions, especially in terms of selection, you should be honest about the reasons for what you... MORE

Refreshing tackle games

Refreshing tackle games

We’ve all felt like this before. You leave tackling out of a session for just one week and it’s as if players have never done it before. Here are four simple ways to get them back on track. MORE

Rainy day adaptive games

It’s raining and you want to challenge the players to find spaces to run, move the ball quickly and improve their handling prowess. Great! Try out these adaptive games. By Dan Cottrell GAME 1 Hungry hippos Set up A 20m box. Six balls. How to play > Play say 6 v 6 up to 8... MORE

Concussion Guidelines

Concussion at grassroots – you are working alone too...

Though you may have been on the courses, it’s not you who has to get up-to-speed. The framework provided to clubs includes such areas as concussion awareness indicators and “Graduated Return To Play” (GRTP)schemes, to help clubs deal with concussion in the most appropriate ways. However, despite these excellent resources and help, down at the... 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

Support the ball carrier-1

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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