EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Tactics

Jumble up defences with your kicking game

in Kicking, Tactics

Kicking tactics have changed. With more players in the backfield covering kicks, you now need to savvier with your kicking game. A kicking game is still a key way to jumble up defences. However, defences are staying out of rucks and spreading across the field, thus allowing more players in the backfield. With more players behind the first line of defence, there is less space to kick to. These two factors have meant that kicking has to be more accurate. We cannot get away with kicking the ball long without an excellent chase. We have to think about where we are kicking. MORE

Expert principles of defence

in Defence, Tactics

You need to be flexible in your approach to backline defence and suit the strengths of the team you coach. But there are principles you need to keep to be effective in the modern game. COACH THE TEAM, NOT THE SYSTEM I have coached a number of different teams and I think it is important... MORE

Wet/dry continuity game

in Rugby drills, Tactics

Develop your players’ understanding on when to offload and when to go to ground, present and clear the threats, depending on the weather conditions. Train contact techniques for both wet and dry days, whatever the training weather. MORE

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