EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Defensive Principles of Play

Counter attack

Time: 30 | Age groups: U12-U16, U17+

This class will help your players master the basic tactics and skills associated with Counter Attack, one of the Defensive Principles of Play.

 

 

Aims and outcomes

Players will understand:

  • How counter attack fits into the principles of play
  • What is meant by counter attack
  • Ways to counter attack
  • Skills to counter attack

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.

Lesson planSlidesPresentation notesHandoutOnline courseQuizActivities
Online classYYYYYY
Offline classYYYYY
Before trainingYY
During trainingYY

Resources

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If two files appear in the "Slides" section, one will have embedded videos, the other is a smaller file with links to videos hosted on YouTube.

FileDownload
Lesson Plan
Slides
Presentation notes
Handout
Quiz
Certificate

Videos

If you need to use or share the videos from the slides without sending out the whole presentation, you can find them below.

Counter attack

Activities

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.

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