EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Quick training solutions to getting tactically ready for sevens tournaments

Most teams’ preparation for sevens is confined to one or two training sessions.

With such little time to prepare, here are four tactical attack, defence and set piece training ideas to give your team some better tactical awareness.

They all come from our Colin Hillman’s Expert Guide to Sevens, which pulls together some of the best minds in the abbreviated version of the game.

Defence is probably the hardest part of sevens, because there is so much of the pitch to cover. We have two articles: Defensive tips for your rugby sevens team and Sevens rugby coaching drill to improve defensive systems.

The game also has lots of running attacking opportunities from penalties – you won’t be kicking for goal or touch so often. We have two plays to run in Rugby penalties in Sevens.

Finally, with attack in mind, you might be surprised to learn that not all sides spread their attackers across the pitch. Why not Coach a compressed sevens attack to exploit your fastest players.

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