EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Attack

Restart shootout

in Attack, Girls/Womens, Kicking & Catching

This small-sided game is ideal to work on players kick chase and keeping the ball alive in attack. You can use this as a standalone skills game or have it as a platform to launch a bigger game of touch and pass from. Thanks to Simon Parsons, Women and Girls Director of Rugby for Tunbridge Wells RFC and Kent U15s Girls Head Coach for this activity. MORE

One-pass plays

in Attack, Rugby drills

From a tight or close ruck, a one-pass play can create go forward outside the fly-half or first receiver. Use this session to open your players’ mind to different possibilities. One pass plays are low risk and so should be executed with greater confidence and pass at the tackle line. MORE

How to run straight lines or angles 1

Straight lines or angles?

in Attack, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Players sometimes try to be too complicated when there may be easier ways to move the ball into space. This session works on developing running and passing skills against different defences. Players should run angles at a defensive overload and straight lines if they have an overlap. MORE

World beaters

in Attack

Make your ball carriers world beaters by providing them with the best support the team can provide. Support players make more decisions than ball carriers. They have to second guess the ball carrier and defence movement. MORE

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Sweep for pace

in Attack, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Taking a pass at pace means that defenders need to quickly refocus from passer to receiver. This means the receiver has more chance of going through gaps and creating space. And of course they are more difficult to tackle. This session has receivers appearing from behind the ball carrier to add pace on to the ball. MORE

How to coach the 4v3 around corners 1

4v3 round the corner

in Attack, Practice plans

Attackers often come around the corner of the ruck to attack on a second or third phase. This session works on their alignment, timing and passing skills to make sure they run straight and fix defenders. It builds towards a 4v3. MORE

Samba crackers

in Attack, Defence, Rugby drills

Develop players’ balance and reaction in attack and defence. The session has lots of chances for good communication and teamwork. The movement disruption will mean players have to adjust their depth in attack or reconnect to the line in defence. MORE

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Loop for the extra man

in Attack, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

The loop pulls in defenders and creates space for your runners. The passer follows his pass and takes a return pass on the outside of the receiver, thus creating an extra player in attack. It can be used in isolation or as part of a set piece move. MORE

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