EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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Return to play: Games, drills and fitness testing

in Email Newsletters, Return to play

You want your training to be purposeful. That means players feel they've gained something from the session. Here's a mix of handling, fitness and kicking games to help populate your training sessions for the return to play. It looks a lot like pre-season of course. You will see the fundamentals of skills, teamwork and movement, but little or no focus on tactics or contact. MORE

Sevens attack, defence and training | Skills for all...

in Email Newsletters

Sevens always provides plenty of thrills and spills. It is also the toughest examination of individual skills under extreme fatigue conditions. There are no hiding places. While the skills are the same as for the full version of the game, tactics and training are often different. Here is the latest thinking and ideas for improving your sevens coaching. MORE

4 ways to improve your scrummaging

in Rugby drills

Need to build or rebuild your scrum? Need to keep your forwards engaged in training with new and interesting ways to improve their scrummaging? Here are four different ideas to help out. First, we’ve got a Three-step guide to coaching first scrums. This is designed for players who are new to scrummaging, but its back-to-basics approach... MORE

For the coach who has to referee: tips, reminders...

in Email Newsletters, Refereeing

Whether you are refereeing in training (a good thing!) or have to referee your team on a Sunday (not such a good thing!), you will probably find yourself refereeing in some capacity this season. You will need to be confident that you can apply the laws as a coach to satisfy referees who take charge of your team. And if you do find yourself reffing, then it's far more than that...game management, crowd control, position, language, whistle control and signals.  MORE

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