EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

For all experience levels: Putting skills into the training mix

Whatever the level you coach, you will need to develop the players’ individual skills. That is the ability to produce a technique under pressure.

In this range of activities, we mix tackling, support, handling and ruck skills. You can mix these into the session, either one after the other or in a carousel of activities that the players rotate between.

In a low impact activity, Work on tackle technique at a basic level. It’s good because it starts the players in lots of different positions.

The great thing about the Numbers game, which works on support play, is that you don’t need lots of numbers of players. It’s a good exercise to focus on creative skills too.

And the players can also get creative with the activity New handling offload. It will test the players’ skills when they are off balance.

Finally, use the Ruck placement activity to help the players discover the best ways to manipulate their bodies to produce quick ruck ball.

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