EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Rugby warm up drill to get your players moving faster

Speed drill

  • From a standing sprint position, players drive their whole body up as high as possible, without moving forward more than a walking stride.
  • Players should take off and land on the same foot. Walk for one stride before changing take-off foot. The arms need to be over extended, the knee should be driving up and beyond hip height.
  • All the power should be focused up and forward.

What to say to your players in the drill

  • “Drive up opposite legs and arms.”
  • “Keep elbows bent, but the leading arm can nearly be straightened to gain extra momentum.”
  • “Keep the head still and looking up.”
  • “Try to get as far off the ground as possible.”

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