Fitness & Conditioning

Fitter teams win more games – it’s as simple as that. Of course, we know that most clubs will not have a fitness trainer or a well-equipped gym. But there is a lot you can do yourself. The fitness and conditioning drills in this section look at how you can help your players to get fit, stay fit, avoid injury and recover more quickly. How many times have you seen a close game decided in the last 10 minutes because one team is fit and the other is running out of energy?

Sprinting Myths

3 sprinting myths – busted!

From Rugby Coach Weekly All players can run faster and you can help them by steering as far as possible away from these three myths. 1. Knees up Sprinting is about power generated when the foot drives off the ground. That does not come from “high” knees. In fact, making players get their knees up […]

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Specific fitness drills for different positions

There is a wide variation in the fitness needs of players in different positions. A prop runs further and slower than most backs, but performs more physical activity during the game. Once your players start to establish their positions, you can make fitness training drills more specific. Incorporate the following rugby drills, skills and tips […]

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