Avoid slow ball at the tackle or even losing the ball by making every ball carrier far more active on the ground. Use these two exercises to build up players’ ball placement skills under pressure. After the tackle is made, the farther away your player can place the ball from the defence, the harder it is for the opposition to disrupt it. Encourage good placement habits with these exercises. MORE
Glass Half Full: The women’s game, challenges and opportunities
Andy Stevens, in his first Glass Half Full podcast, looks at the challenges and opportunities around the women’s game.
His guests are Bryony Cleall, an England international, Duncan Johnson, leading the girls’ section at Ellingham and Ringwood, and Mary Ann Collins, Kids First Mentor and still playing at Crowthorne Ladies.
The conversation talked around:
- The historical challenges faced by girls and women wanting to play the game they love at a higher level.
- The potential future of the game with the new Allianz deal supporting the Elite and Grassroots game and with RWC2021 on the horizon.
- The seemingly simple changes needed to nudge the female game across the whitewash to bring it more in line with the male game.