EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Warm up to decision making | Games, drills and scenarios

So, you start your session with a game of touch rugby. Who doesn’t love that!

Then, you want to break out into some skills. To keep the tempo going, you should involve some decision-making elements.

Here are four ideas for activities to activate the players’ skills and minds. You can pick out details to concentrate on as the players progress.

Touch rugby doesn’t tend to promote attacking the weak points of the tackler. Step to the edge can help you change that focus.

And while touch rugby can create overlaps, there are not that many chances to execute a 2 v 1. That’s when the 2v1 Continuous warm up game provides lots of repetitions in a slightly chaotic exercise.

If you want to increase player involvement, then split up and use Three players, one ball games. This is more physical than the other activities, with tackles included in this round of activities.

Finally, allow for some creativity in Touch cone warm-up drill. This self-organising game is one of my quick-fire favourites.

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