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!


Rugby coaching tips for kicking skills

With few exceptions, there’s no point kicking simply to give possession away. If you are going to kick, be it a long punt or chip and chase, you have to execute the skill well.Your players must understand rugby kicking tactics and their roles within the game plan. The chances are they also need to improve […]

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Coach a rugby goalkick routine

For consistent results from goal kicking you need to kick the ball the same way every time. Players should develop routines they feel comfortable with and a key rugby coaching tip is to sing a song, hum or whistle just before the kick. This might sound mad but it modulates breathing and helps players relax […]

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