A full-contact game with uncontested breakdowns, conditioned to have one team attacking for an extended time. The focus is on the defenders, who each have two tennis balls, to concentrate on their tackle technique.
Last two minutes boys over we come back to our pitch need one ball. Okay, all the blues get tennis balls, please two tennis balls when you make a tackle when you make a tackle. You must stay on the floor for 4 seconds. The there's only one person allowed in the tackle. There is no break down. This is not a breakdown game. Okay one tackle one, man. Let's go. Play forts. I bolt just play just play. one tackler one tackler Nice tackle offload red bananas going to go to read scoring Reds. You're offloading one tackle one tackler. Good try and good tackle. Okay, read your off this spool again. Let's go. Yep. one tackler one player nice Perfect. Really? Well done. Okay Blues leave the balls leave the tennis balls here. Red's grab a tennis ball blues at the top. Want a clerk who's gonna get their great tackles blue ball. one tackler one tackler I think you're into touch. Okay, what did you enjoy out of that? You like the tackling you always like the tacking. Okay, what about fixing players the handling? I thought some of that was excellent. It's really good. Okay, as I've said before it's really important because some of your tackle technique does need working on and you'll become much better tacklers and much better rugby players if you keep working on that side,
A key technique at the breakdown is the ability to roll players away, this applies when your opponent already has a good body position over the ball. Danny Wild from Leeds carnegie uses a game and breakout sessions to deliver his session
Academy coaches use conditioned games with strict rules around the tackle / touch activity to teach the skills required for contact and clearing defenders away. Questioning is used as the main style of coaching
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Whether you're introducing tackling to young players for the first time, or re-introducing it to senior players after a summer away, this is a great game to play to ease back into it.
It isolates the 1v1 tackle and puts emphasis on technique without the high speed impact of a full contact game.
This game has multiple conditions for both attackers and defenders. Dropping defenders to practise their tackling while working on support lines and groundwork for the attackers. Great for the first half an hour of your session
This is a game which can be used to introduce contact gradually into pre-season training.
With each touch, one player from each side must compete at a controlled breakdown situation.
It is important for players to maintain good technique when they are fatigued, and for the coach to manage this.