EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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Tackling from the hip

in Tackling

The best tacklers read the movements of the ball carrier and anticipate where they are going. This session improves anticipation skills by focusing on the core of the ball carrier. MORE

Execute perfect miss passes

in Passing & Handling, Rugby drills

The miss pass is frequently misused. When executed at the right time, it releases attackers but too often allows defenders to drift out and push the attack towards touch. Use this session to develop better decisions. Focus with your players on when to use the miss pass as much as how to execute it. MORE

Basics: The low chop tackle

in Tackling

The low chop tackle brings the ball carrier down quickly. It then offers the opportunity to turn the ball over. This type of tackle isolates the ball carrier from his support and also stops or delay offloads. Learn the basics of a chop tackle by ensuring the players use it as a side-on tackle. MORE

How to tackle effectively by focusing on the core 3

Always score – tackle the core

in Practice plans, Tackling

Better tacklers anticipate where a ball carrier is going. You can improve anticipation skills by using this session to help focus on the core of the ball carrier. The hips don’t dummy, so if the tackler can keep his eyes on this area, he should make more tackles. MORE

5 simple handling homework tasks

in Passing & Handling

Every player should have their own rugby ball and keep it at home. Now make sure they use it too. Here are five simple exercises for your players to work on at home to improve their ball skills and coordination. MORE

Block and tackle

in Defence

Individual defenders have to react quickly to changes in potential ball carriers. This session develops a defender’s ability to slide on to the ball carrier, sometimes at the last moment. MORE

Attacking activities: Six of the best

in Rugby drills

Here are six of our most popular activities around attack. It’s a mix of tactics, games and exercises to help your team break down defences and score more tries. 1. Escape with the egg Teach your players the importance of avoiding the tackling while running in the right direction. 2. Touch cone warm-up A quick... MORE

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