Work on counter-attack plays to use when returning long kicks. And then have a play to use after the first ruck from a counter – it will help you exploit weak links as they race into place to defend. MORE
Defensive Principles of Play
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.
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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.Counter attack
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.