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!

Pressure jumping

in Kicking & Catching, Practice plans

This session works on jumping against opponents and can be transferred into lineout contests, high ball or kick-off challenges. Though there is a technical side to the catch, it also recognises that players need to be able to have the desire to want to win the ball in the air. MORE

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