Rugby drills and tips to boost your players' contact skills on the pitch.
It’s not always easy to get young players to embrace contact which is why we’ve spent so much time devising and testing contact drills that will help your players grow in confidence. Use them alongside our tackling drills to develop a team of players that are comfortable making and taking contact.
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Use these rugby coaching drills and tips to put the would-be tackler on the back foot.
A complete rugby coaching session to help your players maintain continuity.
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Teams have an assessment system for contact play called MAC or “metres after contact”. Simply, it is the metres a player has gained once he has met the defender and shows whether a player has simply run into the defender, or moved them to allow some forward momentum into the area behind them.
On cold winter mornings, kids need fun activities to get warm. Once warm, they are more likely to try harder in contact exercises. This activity allows me to work with a very large number of players while ensuring all the kids are actively involved in warming up.
When a ball carrier makes contact with the opposition he needs to be strong on his feet and keep the ball away from contact so he can make it available for his team mates.
Here is how to drive through close contact with a support player.
Dominate the contact zone and you dominate the game, so rugby warm-up contact drills to prepare players physically and mentally are crucial to success.