EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Contact

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.

How to turn slow ball into quick ball 3

Turbo ball

in Attack, Contact, Practice plans

Turn slow ball into quick ball using a technique called “turbo ball”. In essence, instead of the ball carrier going forward on his own a support player binds on to him and together they drive into contact. MORE

How to improve chasing the kick off 3

Squeeze the receivers

in Contact, Kicking & Catching, Practice plans

A good chase from a kick off can put pressure on the opposition at a crucial moment in the game. Either from the start of a half or when your team has gone a score down, you can squeeze the opposition into a narrow area with few options to break out. This session works on that tactic. MORE

How to keep the ball alive in contact 2

Groundwork

in Contact, Practice plans

With sometimes 150 or so tackles made in a game a tackled player’s actions can make the difference between winning and losing. Trying to offload in the wrong situation is extremely risky, but then, so is holding or placing the ball. Groundwork will develop the crucial decision making skills for tackled players and their supporters. MORE

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