EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

The gate

in Attack, Rugby drills

Encourage your players to attack the spaces between opponents with neat footwork and then offload the ball to teammates who are in close support. By Dan Cottrell MORE

Now’s the best time to start your sprint training

in Footwork and evasion

Every player should aim to get faster, and not just the backs. That’s why it’s always a good time to work on your team’s speed. In-season you will be maintain their fitness levels and giving them small adjustments to their style. Out-of-season and pre-season, it’s a chance to work on form and technique. MORE

Floor the jumper

in Scrums & Lineouts

Stop the maul at the lineout before it starts by focusing on the role of the defending player who is facing the opposition jumper. By Ian Diddams MORE

Avengers: Infinity wars

in Mini tag

Give attackers and defenders special powers to manipulate a game of four v four. Using the movie Avengers: Infinity Wars as an inspiration, the players can develop the power themselves. Perhaps have headbands to represent the stones MORE

Would you love to play in the team you...

in Rugby drills

Digby Webb, a South African working at a top English rugby school, tells me how his experiences with top coaches in his homeland shaped the way he controls his coaching environment. He explains how he learned that there was no need for shouting, and it was all about mutual respect and honesty. He’s reaping the... MORE



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