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 Rugby coaching videos, Touch, Tag & Sevens
Help tag players understand how to work together to make a tag tackle. It also helps the ball carrier develop their evasive skills to break through the defensive line. MORE
in Passing & Handling, Rugby drills, U10+
Unless your players get into position quickly, they won’t be able to run onto a pass at speed and attack space. This exercise gets them realigning fast so they can master this challenging skill. MORE
in Rugby coaching, Rugby drills
Having players queuing up to do a training drill isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as the “inactive” time is restricted. Here’s how to keep sessions moving so you strike the right balance. MORE
in Ask Dan, Attack, Rugby drills, Tactics
Subscriber question: Is there a session I can use to bring the full back in on the narrow side after a lineout? MORE
in Rugby drills
Bernard Jackman outlines a World Cup watch list for skills and tactics. You can then model them with your players. MORE
in Attack, Girls/Womens, Passing & Handling, Rugby drills
Use this introductory exercise to improve depth in realign, and then accurate passing. The random starting points makes the players think more about their roles in relation to the first receiver. MORE
in Defence, Practice plans, Tackling
Defenders must be ready to take the man in front of them. This session focuses 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.Defenders must be very noisy at all times, constantly telling team mates who they are marking. MORE
in Contact, Defence, Rucking & Mauling, Rugby coaching videos, Rugby drills
Use this activity to help players recover quickly from their tackle and then drive over the nearest threat to create a turnover opportunity. It is ideally used as a warm-up to more contact in and around the contact area. MORE
in Attack, Contact, Practice plans
Some players are built for taking the ball into the heart of the defence: these big beasts are your primary runners. But they must rely on support players to provide options – whether for a pass, offload in the tackle, or help in the contact area. MORE
in Attack, Rugby drills
Make this 90-minute session part of your pre-season preparations. It develops your players’ phase play in four clear and easy steps – warm-up, technical skills, unit skills and tactics. MORE