Get your first receiver to hold their defender and the second receiver to take the gap. This activity develops the decision-making into a three-player attack. MORE
An overlap is where the attacking team have more players than the defence. For example, a 2 v 1, or a 3 v 2, or even a 4 v 2.
In theory, the mismatch in numbers should mean a high success rate for exploiting that overlap, either to make ground, or score a try.
In practice, we know that even the most experienced players still don’t take advantage.
Here are some ways to increase your team’s success rate.
For more experienced players, work on pressured situations where the passer needs to give an accurate pass for the receiver to take at pace and at the right angle. Use our session from last week’s Rugby Coach Weekly, Fix, Pass, Penetrate.
For an expert view on more effectively training, ready Level 3 coach mentor Simon Ogdon’s methods on coaching not teaching the 2 v 1.
Like other disciplines, rugby has a jargon of its own. Unless the meanings are explained they can be meaning-less. That's why I've explained them in plain, simple English and with large, clear illustrations in my manual Rugby Tactics Made Simple. But not only that, you'll learn how to coach the tactics with my tips. If you’re new to coaching or prefer a more simple style this is a great, straightforward introduction to rugby tactics. "It highlights the key fundamentals of all aspects of play & gives coaches a good understanding of terminology and techniques at the highest level" - Richard Whiffin, assistant coach at London Irish MORE
Anxious about coaching rugby to children? Maybe you're already coaching, but sometimes struggling to get your points across at training? Perhaps you sometimes simply run out of preparation time? Possibly you're feeling your sessions are getting dull? Do you want a few new skills to boost your player's skills now? Or to help your players develop the techniques for seasons ahead? Maybe even the core skills for their whole rugby playing career? Here's the answer... MORE