EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Drinking too much water?

in Rugby coaching

Don’t you just love it when someone tells you that something you’ve always believe to be true is wrong. I’m not talking about all this post-truth nonsense which seems to invade our media channels these days. I’m talking about the sort of information we’ve held as common practice and then passed this onto our players. Water intake or hydration is one such area. Making sure we are properly hydrated is not an issue. How we go about it, or what the signs are, these do need revisiting. MORE

Defence boxers

in Tackling

Use boxing style footwork and arm movements to improve your players’ tackling. They should be end up in better positions to complete tackles. MORE

Attack from a standing start

in Attack, Rugby drills

Sometimes your players will receive the ball standing still. It’s not ideal, but it happens and perhaps for a good reason too. Prepare your players to come up with ways to create go forward from a standing start when faced with an organised defence. MORE

Roundup Rodeo Ep66: Reviewing the best content

in Round-up Rodeo with Phil Llewellyn

Host Phil Llewellyn with guests review some of the many great podcasts, books, articles and webinars from the last week. This week’s guests: Mike Rogers, Waikato Women’s head coach, former Bay of Plenty senior and U19 coach and host Inside Running coach learning series and Jay Carter, Golf New Zealand National Coach and host Talking... MORE

Flat speed

in Attack, Rugby drills

Sometimes a player has to come forward from a standing start. They need to make best use of the space in front of them to beat the defenders and create go forward. Fight for every inch in contact, even from a standing start. MORE

ASK DAN: Help! We are too bunched and can’t...

in Ask Dan, Tactics

At Under 10s, players struggle to recognise that a couple of passes open up the game. Instead of passing to space they simply run there. That reduces the impact of other team mates and often it’s only the quicker or stronger players who get their hands on the ball. Solve this with two long-term fixes MORE

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