EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Kicking & Catching

It’s worth coaching rugby kicking skills as early as possible, even if your young players are not allowed to kick during games yet. By the time kicking is introduced into the game, the youngsters will have a well-developed set of core skills and a basic tactical understanding of when to kick. Use the following rugby coaching tips and drills to help. And, of course, any catching drills are going to be worthwhile as they’ll soon be faced with some up and unders too!

Recover your own kick

in Core skills, Kicking & Catching

Kicking the ball doesn’t have to mean conceding possession. In the final part of our series on catching, we look at how to win back the ball from two main types of kick – the box kick and “chip and chase”. MORE

Cover and contest

in Kicking & Catching

Help your backs communicate, cover and then compete for the high ball under pressure. Creating match-like scenarios develops their ability to identify which areas to cover when receiving kicks. MORE

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