An aggressive rugby defence can often be the start of an attack. If your defenders hit quick and hit hard, they can catch an attacking team off-guard. The best way to do this is known as the blitz defence. Use the following rugby coaching session to show your players how. MORE
Defensive Principles of Play
Go forward in defence
Time: 30 | Age groups: U12-U16, U17+
This class will help your players master the basic tactics and skills associated with Go Forward, one of the Defensive Principles of Play.
Aims and outcomes
Players will understand:
- How go forward in defence fits into the principles of play
- What is meant by go forward in defence
- Different types to go forward in defence
- Tactics/ways to go forward in defence
The team will benefit from:
- Understanding why they focus on certain skills and tactics in training
- Knowing how to attack more effectively in a game situation
What you'll need
Different class types required different resources. This table sets out what we think you'll need in each scenario, but feel free to amend it if you find something that works for you.
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If you need to use or share the videos from the slides without sending out the whole presentation, you can find them below.go forward in defence DPOP
When you've delivered the class you'll want to embed the learning with some practical activities. We recommend trying some or all of the activities below in your coaching sessions to put the theory into practice.