EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

40 ways to make your team stand out in 2020

Now we are back into the swing of the season again, it’s time to give our training fresh impetus.

Here are 40 of our latest sessions, activities, games, tactics and coaching advice to give you momentum.

We’ve split it into: handling, attack, contact, defence, kicking, coaching, games, set piece and mini rugby.

Handling

VIDEO: Handling in confined spaces 3 v 3

VIDEO: Handling in a confined space

Pop play

Gap attack

Attack

Go forward not always straight

How can it be that simple?

Attack the ball

Contact

VIDEO: Ruck decisions 2 v 2

Turbo ball

VIDEO: 2 v 4 contact box (includes immediate and…

VIDEO: Building a contact activity up to develop learning

Breakdown choices – clear the threats

Defence

Three man D

Tackle and recover

Bounce out tacklers

How top defenders do more

VIDEO: Tackle tube race

Kicking

Receive and score

Win the 1 v 1 kick chase

Box it under pressure: game tester

Counter attack training

Coaching

Three ways to make game sense game tense

Session energising gold and incredible engagement by using games

Managing the complexity of coaching

Let my coaching do the talking

Games

1 v 1 match ups team game

Stop their line break from becoming worse

Blindside mismatches game

Tika-taka rugby: finding space

Contact skills in a whole-part-whole session

Full game-sense session on support at the breakdown

Set pieces

In-season scrum warm ups

Lineout threes – basics and game

Binding up the front row

VIDEO: The 1,2,3,4 of scrum profiles

Mini rugby

Pace onto the clearing pass in three steps –…

“Box out” breakout game for better clearing passes

How do you stop young players bunching around the…

5 ways to keep young players engaged

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