This season, never hunt around for a fresh rugby drill again, find activities to help you train all the skills your players need in Rugby Coach Weekly.
Get proven and easy to use drills for all groups and abilities and to coach all rugby skills with RugbyCoach Weekly. As a coach, it is your job to give your team the skills and technique to be great players.
The rugby drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.
Develop your players’ ability to get back to their feet quickly after making a tackle. This will improving the players’ understanding of the importance of getting back in the game as quickly as possible MORE
A tackle is not over until the ball carrier is on the ground and the tackler is getting back into the game. Your players need to understand the technical aspects of this.
By Sean Holley, former Bristol and Ospreys coach MORE
There's 10-15m for the ball carrier to run before he meets the lineout defence. Both attack and defence need to consider how to cover this space effectively to create or prevent breaks and quick ball. MORE
Focus on man-to-man marking, so the attack feels like it is running into a wall of defenders. It requires good footwork and working with the other defenders to make sure there are no holes in that wall. MORE
Simple to set up, these activities work on improving individual and group skills. There are no bags, just bodies to drive out from the tackle contest. It challenges players to find a rucking solution with a low body position. MORE
How do we get a perfect balance of conditioning and skill work? Simple – concentrate on four key elements. By Sean Holley, former Bristol and Ospreys coach. 01 The warm-up Good use can be made of session warm-ups to do skills work. At an early stage, passing, catching and light kicking skills can be introduced.... MORE
Allow players to be creative in their attacking running and also in their defence with this game of deceit. You can rattle through lots of goes and it is ideal as a session starter. ACTIVITY Two defenders wait near the end of the box Three players face away from the defenders, handing the ball between... MORE
A comprehensive guide to rugby coaching for beginner coaches. Designed to help you build your players' techniques, skills and understanding of the whole game from ages 8 to 16. This is a thorough guide that will help you coach with confidence, even if you’re just starting out. MORE