There’s plenty to choose from here.
From tackling to handling, all require decision-making under pressure.
in Attack, Contact, Rugby drills, Small-sided games
Here’s an outline of a session I ran for a young team who needed to work on their support work at the breakdown. I used a whole-part-whole approach to keep the skills in context, focusing on game sense. MORE
in Rugby coaching videos, Small-sided games
Use this game to develop decision-making skills and team-working. It also offers creative solutions to players. MORE
in Attack, Attack, Small-sided games, U12+
Use this activity to help your players get into better positions to pass and move the ball to space on bigger pitches. MORE
in Defence, Rugby drills, Small-sided games
Following on from unopposed defence at the breakdown, it’s important for players to practise it for real, learning who should tackle who and how to “fold”. This is a full-on defensive session. MORE
in Passing & Handling, Rugby drills, Small-sided games
Use these breakout exercises to focus on handling decision-making before returning the players to a game. Avoid stopping and starting – just let it run to allow the attackers to find solutions. MORE
in Attack, Rugby drills, Small-sided games
Here’s how Mike Hall, formerly head of academy at Bristol, likes to put together an academy session for his U16 players at Bristol. Each session has two themes but we're going to look at one half of it – in this case, moving the ball into space. MORE
in Small-sided games
Fast and fun, this energetic game originates from India and will develop your players’ footwork, teamwork and contact skills. MORE
in Rugby coaching, Small-sided games
A message to the Twitter rugby community.
What would you do differently? How would you improve the players? What you suggest to do next? #coachingthoughts #strainthebrain. This is what Twitter suggested after they had watched this video MORE
in Rugby coaching videos, Rugby drills, Small-sided games
Use this scenario to develop your players' ability to get back into the game quickly and make good decisions. They also have to scan as they recover. MORE
in Small-sided games
Using games in training is acknowledged throughout the coaching profession - from grassroots to the top of the professional game - as one of the best ways to improve rugby skills and tactics. Here three games, "power passing", "no-go zones" and "one pass" to develop your players. MORE