EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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How to improve in bad situations 3

Turning bad into good

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

A bad pass need not always mean the end of a fluid move. Players can learn to react positively by adjusting their bodies to catch and then deliver the ball, and support players can learn to delay their runs. In this way your side can continue their patterns of play even if one of the passes has been disrupted. MORE

How to speed up passing 2

Pass faster

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Faster passing shifts the ball to where the defence is not, before they can fill the gap. Long passes are easier to defend because the defenders can shift as the ball is in the air. If a team passes the ball quickly, defences find it more difficult because their focus is constantly changing. MORE

How to perfect switch passing 2

Cut it up

in Attack, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Switch passes, also known as cut passes, should be a natural part of the passing armory and used by all players. This session uses a simple exercise which can be set up with lots of stations for lots of activity. Players will quickly learn that timing and angles are as important as the pass itself. MORE

Reactive defence

in Rugby drills

Improve your players’ footwork in defence so they close down space quickly and then react to the attacking movement. They can work in groups of three to create more effective drift defence. MORE

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