EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

40 ways to make your team stand out in...

in Email Newsletters, Rugby drills

Now we are back into the swing of the season again, it’s time to give our training fresh impetus. Here are 40 of our latest sessions, activities, games, tactics and coaching advice to give you momentum. We’ve split it into: handling, attack, contact, defence, kicking, coaching, games, set piece and mini rugby. Handling VIDEO: Handling... MORE

Tackle and recover

in Defence, Rugby drills, Tackling

Complete the tackle by getting back into position to challenge for the ball, but under pressure. Know the tackle rights but also what the referee looks for. The tackler can’t enter the tackle contest from any angle. They must come through the “gate”, just any other player. They can also easily be penalised if they goes... MORE

Bounce out tacklers

in Defence, Rugby drills, Tackling

Help the second defender at the tackle situation choose whether to make a difference at the tackle or leave it alone to be ready for the next tackle. Defenders need to trust their team mates to make a tackle. They should only step in if they feel the tackler is beaten or they can create... MORE

Your essential first-half match checklist

in Rugby coaching, Tactics, Tips

One of the biggest challenges for any coach watching the game is to have a dispassionate view of what’s happening. Use this checklist to help focus on key areas in a logical order… To be able to analyse the game quickly, you need to know what you are looking for in the match and to... MORE

1 v 1 match ups team game

in Attack, Rugby drills, Small-sided games, Tackling

Every player needs the confidence to carry the ball against all shapes and sizes. Use this activity to give your players lots of opportunities to test out what works. Because the players will face lots of different opponents they can try out different techniques to beat the player in front of them. Some of these... MORE

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