EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Turbulence

For 10 to 20 seconds, your players become the fastest players in the world. They must race at full speed onto every pass, creating a sense of go-forward. Don’t worry about mistakes – just react, realign and attack.

Play to the limits of what your team are capable of. Control the speed by throwing in new balls when things slow down.

WARM-UP

  1. Split your players initially into groups of four and align them to either side of you.
  2. You start the task by popping a ball into each group. Each group races each other to the far side of the area, with the winning group being the first to cross the line with the ball.
  3. The ball must be passed along the line of four players with every player handling it.

ACTIVITY

  1. Split your players into groups of about eight, including a scrum half.
  2. Each group takes it in turn to attack the far side of the box, initially unopposed and at FULL speed. You control the attack by calling “tackle” at various points.
  3. You carry two spare balls and give the 9 one of the balls if you feel the ball in play is not being presented or re-cycled quickly enough.
  4. The aim is to get each group playing a lot faster than they normally would.

DEVELOPMENTS

  1. Move around the box, dropping a ball which becomes the new ball to play from.
  2. Add four opposition players and start with conditioned touch.

TECHNIQUE

  • React and move.
  • Talk, talk, talk.
  • Everyone is moving.
  • Link with your support.
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