EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Return to play: excitement versus practicality

Like lots of you, I’m excited that we are beginning to return to play.

While the word “play” does stretch the feeling of what a session might look like now, we can still start to rebuild our connections with our players.

At present, most countries will not allow any form of contact training. Therefore, we will need to be patient, and think about what’s worthwhile.

Every union is giving out guidelines on what’s possible. Go to our Rugby and return to play guide to see how you can organise your training, plus links to the key governing bodies’ protocols.

First try out: Return to play: Social distancing session part one. It is a 20 minute session working on agility and handling under pressure.

You can also try out Open field kicking under pressure. Just take out the “charge down defender” to make it contact safe.

Plus, here’s an old favourite, Passing race which I think will work really well.

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