EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Touch, Tag & Sevens

Make a tag tackle-1

Make a Tag tackle

in Defence, EasiCoach, Touch, Tag & Sevens

U7 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 1 ACTIVITY: TAG SNATCH Pair up the players to make two teams. Give each team a name, such as “Reds” and “Blues”. Put them back to back in the middle of the area with the Blues facing one way and Reds the other, each pair 2m from the next. Shout out... MORE

Minis rugby: Teach your players how to score a tag try

Minis rugby: Teach your players how to score a...

in Touch, Tag & Sevens

This contact session is perfect for teaching U7s and U8s. Make sure you remind them to touch the ball down using both hands. 1. Divide your players into teams of four. Put the teams into lines, each line about 3m apart, on one side of the area. The player at the front of each line... MORE

Make a Tag tackle

U7-U8 Make a Tag tackle

in Touch, Tag & Sevens

This session is perfect for when you’re teaching mini rugby for U7s and U8s. Summary: Get close to the ball carrier, grab and remove the tag belt, hold the tag above your head and shout “Tag!”, return the tag to the tagged player. 1. Pair up the players to make two teams. Give each team... MORE

Touch rugby drill to vary training

in Touch, Tag & Sevens

Paul Tyler recently assessed an U10 coach. The coach used touch rugby during the rugby training drill session in an innovative way. This got Paul thinking about how touch rugby can be used as a viable alternative to contact rugby in training. MORE

All Black touch rugby

in Touch, Tag & Sevens

The All Black team of a few years ago play a game of continuous touch rugby with two tacklers going on the ground after the tackle, and the tackled player popping up the ball to a support player. Note that another attacker has to go to ground as well after the touch. MORE

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