EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Practical scrum training and technical improvements

A strong, stable scrum provides an excellent platform for attacking play or effectively clearing your lines. Yet training this crucial area is never easy since you may not have all your scrum players available or access to a scrum machine.

So, here are some practical solutions to build a stronger scrum.

George Chuter’s In-season scrum warm ups is a great start to forwards’ session. Recognising that there’s not much time in a normal training week, it focuses on the key aspects for strong body profiles.

Binding up the front row is one of the most hotly discussed topics amongst front row experts. Danny Wilson, who’s now coaching Scotland pack, gives us a simple guide to work to concentrate on first.

Peer coaching is one of the most valuable ways to improve mastery. VIDEO: The 1,2,3,4 of scrum profiles shows a template of a strong body profile and then has the young player coaching his team mates in a non-contact environment.

Finally, Ian Diddams, having played (and coached) front row for many, many years, in Four live scrums – just one pack introduces how you can get some great outcomes in terms of physical live situations, when you have just one pack of eight to work with.

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