Q How can you improve players’ alignment to stop them getting too flat, so they attack with pace. Nick Howe, St Paul’s School, U13s A While you can drill alignment, it rarely transfers into matches. That’s because players don’t sense the context and therefore, when they reach the same situations in matches, they don’t... MORE
U11-U16 Attack what you see
Get your attackers making decisions about how many players are needed to exploit every attacking situation.
1. Mark out a 15m x 10m area and divide it into three 5m channels. Number the channels 1, 2 and 3.
2. Put five defenders on the line facing channel 2 and five attackers with a ball on the opposite line facing channel 1.
3. You call out how many defenders are needed, in this case “two”, and that number run into channel 1.
4. Attackers then need to communicate with each other and decide how many players they need to score a try at the far end of the channel. That many attackers then enter the channel and attempt to score. Defenders use full tackling to defend their line.
5. After five seconds, shout “change” and the attackers run to the start of channel 2 – you then shout a new number of defenders needed and they enter channel 2 and the drill repeats.
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