EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Teaching young players the basics within a game

Teach the basics of the game, with a game: playing walking rugby. Stop the game to highlight key areas and ask the players for solutions.

 

Notice in the video:

  1. Lots of questions asked.
  2. Let the players play on from a situation like a maul.
  3. Sometimes let some mistakes go, to let the game flow.

You can set up scenarios like: “You are 10m from the try line”, or “You have a restart 5m in from the touchline”.

You can check for understanding of the rules for the age group. For example: “How many into a ruck?”, “What is the tackle height?”

Ideas for skills and laws to introduce

HANDLING

  • Passing backwards
  • Calling for the ball
  • Hands out to receive the ball

OFFSIDE

  • Offside after a tackle
  • Offside at the ruck or maul

CONTACT

  • Who can join a ruck and maul (numbers)
  • Ruck and maul techniques
  • Tackle techniques
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