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VIDEO: Log roll warm-up

in Small-sided games, Warm Ups

A physical, fun and warm-up, log rolls encourage teamwork and prepare players for contact.   Split players into groups of at least six. Put five players in a row, on the ground, shoulder-to-shoulder. Put another player, on their back, across these players, lying across their middles. On your call, the group has to propel the... MORE

How to promote close support for offload opportunities 1

Pocket support

in Contact, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Pocket support is a very simple style of support play. As a ball carrier moves towards contact, a support player runs in behind him and “into the pocket”. If the ball carrier cannot pass laterally, or takes contact, he can offload the ball to a player immediately behind him. MORE

How to improve side on tackles 2

Side-on tackles to win the ball

in Practice plans, Tackling

Even the top teams recognise they don’t practise side-on tackling enough. In this session, you can also challenge players to think of their finishing position first and then work backwards to see why the side-on tackle is so effective in winning turnover ball. MORE

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