Against an organised defence, you can use closely packed groups of forwards to dent the line and then attack the recovering, disorganised defence. Often known as pods, this requires organisation, especially around the roles of the players in terms of carrying the ball and supporting that ball carrier.
In its simplest format, after a set-piece like a scrum or lineout, the forwards who were not involved in winning the ball back after the first tackle, realign to take the next pass. This is in the expectation that the backline doesn't penetrate the line the first time. MORE
Passers must keep themselves in the game, especially to support a possible offload. Second touches help players have a more defined role in the play.
Second touches is a term that describes the action of a player working off the ball after a pass to receive the ball again. This is generally from a loop or run around, where the ball carrier passes the ball and then moves around a second attacker to receive it again. MORE
Players who turn for training early often kick the ball around.
While you might not want to intervene and allow them to have free play, you might want to make this a "thing".
That is, "if you want to start 15 minutes earlier than the official start time, I will lay on some activities to do. They are voluntary".
Develop your players’ ability to jump to catch a high ball under pressure. This session aims to
give your players more confidence.
A jump to catch a high ball is not just a vertical jump. The player has to be moving into the space in front of them to dominate the situation. MORE