In the third part of a session, after a warm-up game and then a skill drill, introduce a skill game. The game is still focused on the objective. It gives the players a chance to explore the skill in the context of the game and see why it is relevant. MORE
15 tactical questions to ask your players in lockdown (part one)
With most teams not being able to train, we are back onto virtual meetings and planning.
So, why not come back with some joined-up thinking within your team. See what they know, they think or think they ought to know about the way you play.
Here are 15 tactical questions to ask. There is a handout and Google Form to download for them to fill in.
Kicking to them
- Kicking to them, where do we want to go most of the time? (Long, short, left or right)
- Who chases, who stays back?
- If they kick back to us, what do we do next?
Receiving the kick
- How do we respond to a kick that is short? (Run or kick)
- How do we respond to a kick that is deep? (Run or kick, and what type of kick)
Remember to think that our response might be different if the kick is deep and left or deep and right.
- How many players do we put into a tackle situation other than the ball carrier?
- If it is quick ball, do we always use the scrum half to pass?
- What is the call to pass short to a forward or pass to the fly half?
- If it is slow ball, what are two best plays?
- What is the call if we want to go left or go right?
- How many players do we put into a tackle situation other than the tackler?
- Who stands where when a ruck is formed? How close, distancing between the players and their roles?
- Where does the 9 stand?
- Where do 15 and the wingers stand?
- Does the position of 15 and the wingers change if we are in their 22m area?
Here is a link to a Google Form. Make a copy and then share it with your squad. Add questions as you see fit.