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 Rugby Coach 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.
Drills by skill
Drills by age group
in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling
Retain more possession in the tackle contest to generate more quick ball. Make the nearest support player to the ball carrier get closer and make better decisions. This works well in close quarters where there are lots of defenders. Use this session to improve awareness and communication skills. MORE
in Contact, Rugby drills
Ensure your players have the right detail in the contact area to make sure, if they are tackled, they can win the contest and present the ball back cleanly and quickly.
in Attack, Scrums & Lineouts
The 8-9-14 move from a right-hand scrum close to the line is excellent for scoring tries but needs variation depending on the strength of opposition defence. MORE
in Mini tag, Passing & Handling
Use simple “house” rules in training and games to help reduce the chance of selfish players dominating your team’s possession and preventing you scoring more tries. MORE
in Defence, Rugby drills
Help your players react in defence to cover the main threats, and use the best defence possible in the circumstances. Use this set up to develop into a bigger game scenario, depending on your numbers. MORE
in Pre-season, Rugby drills, Team Management
We can all remember an inspirational figure in our sporting lives, someone who has made a difference. Now you are a coach yourself, you have the chance to be that figure for someone else. What a privilege. Also, what a responsibility. That means that good coaching and management comes from hard work and choosing the... MORE
in Attack, Defence, Rugby drills
Create chaotic starts for the attack and defence so they have to play heads-up rugby, make decisions, connect and win the situation. MORE
in Attack, Practice plans
Make your players look for a target to run to while taking a pass. They cannot exploit space unless they run hard into it.
Use this small-sided game followed by a match simulation to improve spatial awareness and decision making. Their target is virtually unknown until they almost get there - like heading to Mars! MORE
in Passing & Handling, Rugby drills
The clearing pass from a ruck isn’t always made by a scrum-half. Every player in your team needs to be able to perform this pass as it is unrealistic to expect the 9 to be at EVERY breakdown. MORE
in Pre-season, Rugby drills
Get players back up to match speed by improving their battle hardness. Prepare the players mentally and physically like on match days, then play rugby. MORE