There’s a vast amount of space to defend in sevens – and mistakes are magnified because a missed tackle frequently costs a try. So work on tackle technique and alignment to keep your line intact… MORE
Sevens attack, defence and training | Skills for all players
Sevens always provides plenty of thrills and spills. It is also the toughest examination of individual skills under extreme fatigue conditions. There are no hiding places.
While the skills are the same as for the full version of the game, tactics and training are often different. Here is the latest thinking and ideas for improving your sevens coaching.
Liam Middleton is a seasoned coach on the international sevens circuit, including stints with Canada and Zimbabwe. In his Tackle and alignment circuit, he works on the players’ techniques and ability to get into position to cover the whole width of the field.
In The THREE myths of sevens, I help you check that you have the main themes of how to win in sevens at the forefront of your coaching. For example, which do you think is the key set piece?
In Liam’s Attacking a drift defence, he develops the skills needed to breakdown the most common form of defensive system in sevens. Like his defence activity, it is extremely transferable into 15s.
In A creative coaching chat with Warren Abrahams, I discover some of the fun, engaging and effective ways in which this experienced sevens coach gets the best from his players. Warren has worked with England and USA, and in both the women’s and men’s game.