EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Footwork and evasion

In rugby, footwork and evasion skills are the “fine arts” – ways to run with the ball and beat players with skill, pace and panache. These articles include ways to coach players to have “rugby speed” not just pace, and evade contact with nifty “rugby footwork”. Try one of the footwork and evasion drills below at your next session and see how you get on.

Sharper angles, cut them open

in Footwork and evasion, Practice plans, Rugby drills

This basic footwork session will benefit players in all positions as they attack defenders in close or wide situations. They will have to see where to run and change angle sharply and at pace to adjust. By Dan Cottrell CHALLENGES > Run hard at the first gap, then change direction when indicated. > Look up... MORE

Piggy in the Middle

Piggy in the middle

in Footwork and evasion

Pull the core skills together in the last of this series with an age-old game with a twist.   Why use it This simple game is easy to set up so players can concentrate on the core skills of footwork, offloading and ball placement in a competitive situation. Set up A 10m square and one... MORE



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