There’s plenty to choose from here.
From tackling to handling, all require decision-making under pressure.
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
in Attack, Rugby coaching, Small-sided games
Here are some solutions and training methods to introduce your team to playing on a bigger pitch. MORE
in Attack, Small-sided games
Here are 43 ways to include the principles of attacking play into your training games. 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 Small-sided games, Tips
In the rush to play more games in training, many well-meaning coaches have missed an opportunity to improve their players. Instead they allow poor practice and discipline to negate the gains from playing in this environment, and sometimes, demotivate players. MORE