EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Ladder mirror warm up

Use this warm-up exercise to develop quick reactions as well as awareness of your opponent’s movements. You can use cones instead of ladders.

 

  1. Put a player either side of a ladder (or a row of cones).
  2. One player mirrors the other.
  3. The first player puts their foot into a ladder space and then another.
  4. The other follows.
  5. Run for 30 seconds and then swap who leads.
  6. Develop with the leader putting their hand or foot in the space.
  7. Keeping rotating the pairs.
  8. Develop by the mirroring player having to match the opposite limb; so left foot matches right.
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