Coaches often request ideas to help them plan sessions. Here are some examples of the conditions that coaches can apply to make training more challenging and enjoyable
Good good chuckle to Montauk up plenty of games. I think that's the best thing if you do your so-called drills or whatever. Let's try and make it a bit more of an activity and really promote the Activity Part making fun feed them stew. That's it. Let's go play chocolate. There's so many defining factors in a rugby game, which you're not going to be aware of if you just practice drills. So the games give the players a broader experience and they learn to deal with different stimulus during the game as well. Okay gents are going to play a game of touch. Rugby blacks are going to shoot that way yellows that wait at the touch when your touch is a 200 touch you Pop the ball through your legs. I support player has to catch it and then pass if it hits the floor, it's going to be a turnover. Okay, let's play Go for with a ball. Let's go go forward go forward with the ball. It's good. If at any time, you hear a long blast of the whistle, whoever's got the ball passes it to me and in the blacks have to run around either that cone or that cone there just in from there. Try line yellows do the same around that kind of that kind just in from there. Try light then I'm going to feed the poor to anyone. I like what we're looking for is for you to identify where the spaces attack that space. Josh go put it on make sure we finish each Office of the ball. We just going to play a game now where the person who is touched we'll do a long place with the ball. He will get up and play the ball himself the person who touched him as to retreat to his own try line. Okay play. Touch Ed. Come on. Good Square. Touch off you go Charlie. touch if you go Neil good score go touch up to go to of you touched him go. Oh good. Good off you go George. And will you both touched him? Go square up Tom? Turn over your ball. Tiziana. React Harrison. Don't run across touch know. There's a turnover. Good good, well played the aim of this game is to manipulate the defense so that you can actually recognize where the holes are. So hopefully the first receiver to be able to attack the appropriate hole attack the appropriate Channel. Okay to get it to work properly. We'll just going to go with the flow. So every time the touch will go down will long Place scrub off in there and we go around the corner to will get to the touchline and then we can start to come back. Okay, Defenders the people who are nearest of we're going around the corner. You just have to make sure that if you're the first person nearest to the breakdown and I shall want it's you that's going to go back. All right for Of course, I don't touch. four and five Good. Well done lovely. Excellent. Good come back to the middle start that again just set it. Okay, it's really good. Right last couple of girls now, but this time the people I call out are going to come out of the line. All right, so I want the rest of you to slow down a bit. All right. So if it's passed Perry and myself, right if the cold Perry's number he's going to go up and we're going to just go steady names of those holes in the walls and way. number 10 It's good. Well done bang well over. I'm stepping in touch. I'm down and back up and it into a drive on him and then down again present the ball. Okay, calm down. 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 so we'd like to think that we will do a lot of a lot of our learning a lot of our game understanding through playing games. And then if there are issues with specific players individual players, and this is the individual needs then you can address that with in skills clinics afterwards with that player. Yes, you still have drills is still breaking down to get proper technique, but for me the predominance of actually making a skill better and making a player better is by putting them under pressure and again,
Coaching players to make the right decision at the breakdown is a complex challenge for coaches. In this video Danny Wild from Leeds carnegie uses a whole - part - whole approach to help improve the players decision making
Jake Sharp from Oaklands college delivers a fun game that requires a range of skills from the players. The coach uses lots of questioning to cement the learning and talk about why games are such an important coaching tool
Tackling and contact are key components in the development of young players, this clip shows how coaches can introduce tackling using a game that reduces the risk of injury and focuses on the technical skills
This practise will challenge all players at all levels, originally seen at Bath RFC in 2012 it is been adapted for all players. The coach can change the width and pressure to fit in with the player abilities. The players love this !
Another conditioned game that will test your players' fitness.
This requires all defenders to perform a 'down-up' after each touch, before re-aligning.
As players become tired, more gaps will appear, testing the defence even more.
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
This exercise combines a number of movement skills to improve players ability around the breakdown and ball presentation. The drill uses three players at a time so the players need coordination skills and it is great fun. Use this for stretching, motivation and conditioining
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.