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Don’t spend your time fretting over plays in training. Give your players the tools to attack and then let them find the best ways to use those tools. MORE
Challenge your players to realign quickly in attack and defence with this touch game played inside a modified pitch in the shape of a triangle. By Dave Beal, experienced grassroots coach, founder and director of DB12 Foundation
Handling and decision making
Players need to keep realigning to avoid forward passes and to come onto the ball at pace. But, initially, while the players get used to the different playing area, be lenient until they understand where the try lines are.
This video was originally shot in 2015. Dave Beal’s son, Danny, is one of the most vocal players in the video, scoring the first try. Tragically, Danny died suddenly in 2017. Read more about Dave, his family, friends and his team came to terms with it here. This page is dedicated to promoting positive rugby in the spirit of the #DoingitforDanny
Like other disciplines, rugby has a jargon of its own. Unless the meanings are explained they can be meaning-less. That's why I've explained them in plain, simple English and with large, clear illustrations in my manual Rugby Tactics Made Simple. But not only that, you'll learn how to coach the tactics with my tips. If you’re new to coaching or prefer a more simple style this is a great, straightforward introduction to rugby tactics. "It highlights the key fundamentals of all aspects of play & gives coaches a good understanding of terminology and techniques at the highest level" - Richard Whiffin, assistant coach at London Irish MORE
Anxious about coaching rugby to children? Maybe you're already coaching, but sometimes struggling to get your points across at training? Perhaps you sometimes simply run out of preparation time? Possibly you're feeling your sessions are getting dull? Do you want a few new skills to boost your player's skills now? Or to help your players develop the techniques for seasons ahead? Maybe even the core skills for their whole rugby playing career? Here's the answer... MORE