Warm-ups and cool-downs are two of the most important aspects of your training and match day routines.
It’s vital that your players warm-up and cool-down properly in order to maximise their performance and reduce the risk of injury. We tell you how and why warm-ups and cool-downs work and we suggest some warm-up drills that you might try with your team.
in Footwork and evasion, Passing & Handling, Rugby drills, Warm Ups
Set your players up for the session with this competitive warm-up game which helps them use footwork, communication and in the development, passing skills. MORE
in Rugby coaching, Warm Ups
Use this template to get your team mentally and physically fired-up and ready for their match. Pre-match warm-ups aim to activate the body and mind ready for the kick-off. But, you cannot cover your complete game-plan in the warm-up. MORE
in Small-sided games, Warm Ups
A physical, fun and warm-up, log rolls encourage teamwork and prepare players for contact. Split players into groups of at least six. Put five players in a row, on the ground, shoulder-to-shoulder. Put another player, on their back, across these players, lying across their middles. On your call, the group has to propel the... MORE
in Rugby drills, Warm Ups
One of the key influences you have on your team is in the hour or so before the match. Learn how to maximise that time to bring the best out of your players and get them flying from the first whistle.
in Email Newsletters, Warm Ups
Getting ready for training needs players to get their bodies and minds in tune. Play lots of games to motivate and engage the players. Then break out into skills zones where your players can start to concentrate on the details. Here are four warm-up skills activities which can be mixed into your training routines, all from our growing video archive. MORE
in Defence, Rugby coaching videos, Rugby drills, Warm Ups
Get your ruck defenders into the right position then create an awareness of the ball and the attacking threats in this simple ruck warm-up exercise. MORE
in Girls/Womens, Tackling, Warm Ups
Prepare for full-on tackling practice with this low impact, no-pads warm up. The players develop their footwork, their head position and grip in a dynamic environment. Plus, they get in lots of repetitions. MORE
in Rugby drills, Warm Ups
Improve the body positions to drive in a maul, scrum and through a ruck with this simple body drive warm up. MORE
in Passing & Handling, Rugby drills, Warm Ups
Improve the catching agility of your players, so they can get used to taking passes from lots of different angles. MORE
in Footwork and evasion, Rugby drills, Warm Ups
Use this activity to warm-up players' footwork and handling the ball skills. In particular, it develops avoiding obstacles without losing speed. MORE