EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Ready, steady, attack – activities for depth, decision making and scoring tries

The faster that players realign themselves in attack, the more likely they are to exploit potential weaknesses in defence.

Here are four training plans to create chances for your team to test out their options, awareness and attacking skills, all under pressure.

In How to create a mismatch, we improve on the classic “around the corner” 3 v 2 exercise. See if your attackers can look ahead as well as at their team mates as they position themselves to go forward.

Fast forward to create overlaps is an excellent complementary activity. Instead the players run backwards to come forwards, while still focusing on the defensive positioning.

For younger players, introduce them to the concept of how to Create depth in attack. It uses simple cues to build their understanding.

Finally, in our practice plan Rugby moves to create a system for attack, put your plays into a pattern of movement, which reflects the change in phases.

All activities that have defenders will naturally also work on defensive duties, and how to connect and react to overloads.

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