EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Backs play, skills and moves | Practice plans | Tactical plays | Activities

Improve your attacking options for your backs by developing their tactical plays and the right skills to execute those plays. It requires accuracy but also the ability to adjust to match how the defence comes forward and marks the attackers.

Let’s start with a move. Sometimes it’s better to have a goal in mind, so have a go at a move first, before breaking down the skills into their component parts. The “Slice” is a good one-pass backs play which changes angles and has more than one option.

Returning to the basics to complete the move, Pass quickly – not longer is a full practice plan to improve passing accuracy under pressure. Quick-fire skills activity: Sprint passing helps the players handling at speed, while making decisions.

Finally, the miss pass – 14 key coaching points is an article on why players should be wary of using a long pass, but yet still understand it’s a powerful weapon.

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