Rough diamonds

in Attack, Other, Rugby drills

A rough diamond shape with the ball carrier at the front means that he can offload or go into contact with confidence. Get your players used to picking up this shape to enhance continuity. ACTIVITY Four attackers come around the corner Three ruck-pad holders fill a gap between the ruck pad on the ground and... MORE

Fast forward to create overlaps

in Other

Help your players reposition themselves quickly to make use of quick ball and overlaps. This session works on footwork, handling and decision making. Players who stay balanced as they move will see the gaps. By Dan Cottrell CHALLENGE Get into an attacking shape and then run hard and straight to engage defenders and move the... MORE

Tackle session builder

in Rugby drills, Tackling, U12+

Session builders take you from one player to a unit to work on their skills piece by piece. The second in our series looks at the defender in the defensive system. By Dan Cottrell ONE PLAYER Warm up the shoulders, core and develop quick reactions. A player starts lying on their front holding a ruck... MORE

How should you practice backs moves?

How should you practice backs moves?

in Backs moves, Other

By Paul Tyler, Scottish Rugby Union level 3 qualified coach, former SRU rugby development officer and a qualified referee Overview Use this four-option backs move to develop more than one attacking threat from a set piece play. Set up Use half or a full pitch and a full set of backs, with at least four... MORE

How to set up an overlap

How to set up an overlap

in Other, Passing & Handling

Improve your players’ ability to take and give a pass under pressure and at pace, allowing them to set up space for an overlapping runner. 1. Set up a 15m x 9m area. Split the area into three 3m channels and number the channels 1, 2 and 3. 2. Play 3v2 – put attackers in... MORE

How to keep the ball alive

How to keep the ball alive

in Other

From Rugby Coach Weekly The ball carrier has a duty to be strong in the tackle to keep the ball alive until support players arrive. Get him working on going forward and gaining extra seconds for his team mates. Why use it In contact, the ball carrier needs to stay on his feet because he... MORE

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