EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Tackling

Tackling drills are the single most important part of your training; it’s vital that you prepare your players to tackle safely. These tackling drills are tried, tested and proven to be the most effective ways to introduce and develop tackling skills.

How to defend using the weak shoulder 2

Weak shoulders? Close those gaps

in Practice plans, Tackling

This session looks at the ball carrier attacking the weak shoulder but is more about defenders avoiding this problem. A weak shoulder is where the defender is attacked on the side he is not set up to tackle on so normally the attacker can step inside. The two activities will help players gain better balance before making a tackle. MORE

How to perform side on tackles 2

Slide tackle

in Practice plans, Tackling

Most ball carriers want to avoid the tackler, so side-on tackles are more common that front-on tackles. This session works on the basic side-on tackle from a game-related point of view. It then puts the tackler with team mates and they have to work together. MORE

Tackle good, recover well, tackle again

in Rugby drills, Tackling, U12+

Turn your players into dominating tacklers capable of stopping the opposition on the gain line and winning turnovers. Develop player’s ability to dominate the tackle and get into position to compete for the ball afterwards. Then, improve your players’ decision making at the tackle and their knowledge of the tackle laws. MORE



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