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
Well, I think I think who clubs would promote the core skills. If you can do the basics, right then you're on your way to becoming a good rugby player. So you're passing you're running you're tackling the rocking when you touched it down to the floor you down to the floor back up back into the person is touched here. So Shawn if you come and touch me bang well over. I'm stepping out of touch. I'm down and back up and it into a drive on him and then down again present the ball. Okay and resist. All right. Okay off you go plate. Don't stare up and down Drive-In and down again. Banging down you go. Make him work. Make it work. Good. Good. Good. Come on pump the legs. Make him work. Good. Good. Good. Good. Well done. Just come over types are back in play quickly up and down. Right what we're trying to achieve here when this contact area anyone know so again get across the grain line. Just taking a hard yard just to get them going forward. What do we need to focus on try to get that hard yard what a Time leg drive for sure. Anything else hidden gaps you ever once you've once you're in the Gap and you hit that that contact after that really? Yeah, same body position. All right. There's a lot of guys body. Isn't coming up very high and the other guys only. I want to be of quite a competitive in here. So get your get underneath his center of gravity. Keep your legs pumping. Yeah, I think through the rfu coaching stretcher. They always teaches a coach through questions. I believe it's because it's cements the learning if they give you the answer think you if you Empower them with the answer then it's more likely to stick in their brains and then they can take it forward from there and touch him back on your feet up and down will write Indigo right? Hold it there. Don't push what can help him now say again. I went to go down went to prison from the support Runner and what else can that support Runner that you do? What would you do in a game you'd latch on when yeah, you'd actually come in here and that's what I want you to do now, right so near us one there down you go. All right, just driving into him nearest guy into him over the top of him here and just keep pumping together and eventually you'll go down will and you'll continue over the top and take this man. I got it every every breakdown. No, it's just that that drive phase were looking at and that leech face. All right, let's go. Calf lock pass up and down and get back on your feet get into him who scrum-half keep driving driving clear good bam and up driving clear get over him clearing out clearing that good. Well done, leave it there for them will and they get a support player when he comes into it. We're not just latching on here with a big gap bang. We're onto him here strong pair together. He's down I can talk to him say go down or you can tell me going down and then I'm taking that next man out this all clear. That's what we're after. Okay, let's go get into him. Open down some like Paragon my good. Good. Good. Well done. Good luck. Get on your feet Ali. Why don't they mesh all you need to control the bull mate? Well played. It was tackle technique and especially with kids that are clearly talented rugby players. They knew all the answers. So it's just about refreshing that but with the with all rugby players, I think progressions are very important. If you jump straight into the final skill and throw about five key points that they probably won't get there. But if you do it in stages then I think that he's the learning and make it a bit easier for them to for it to stick with them for longer.
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
The "Hook & Grip" element in the tackle creates strong & effective contact with your opponent which enables accurate tackling. A strong grip (Ring of Steel), is the precursor to a dominant tackle and this skill is crucial for all players. The practises in this video are excellent for players who may lack confidence or where you have a variety of competence among your squad
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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
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.