This Pre-Season touch game is based upon offloading however there are other conditions which make it an ideal practise to combine skills and fitness
The key Focus for today was conditioning. So we just looked at offload touch through the legs the emphasis on that is just for the boys to be really work. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go. Joy time good pink setup Greenie can't go yet green. You can't go make sure inside. Yeah, we're gonna touch blind boss. fix it pitbull pitbull touch touch that go back Joy Time pink retreat Gotta get back good. They go play on Pig you treated touch touch their conditioning aspect. So we look at obviously Defenders work right off and on the ball. So I'm watching makes it two handed touch it pounds before he can come back into the game. touch touch touch touch chill good buland, please good habits of making a hit and get back on your on your feet contesting for the ball or either get into a good position of the ball. So that that's probably the key reason why we we focus or put a lot of emphasis on bouncing chest the ground and get back into play. touch touch touch touch good try that. That's a good score of that green Z condo. We are very game focused at Harlequin. So times 10. So a typical session that we do with EDG the content might slide slightly differ when the first in do it, but it will it will be a game sense generally a game Sensations depending of course on what our objective of the session of the session is from the coaches. And for instance the preseason stuff might be focusing on certain place.
Adding variety into your sessions keeps players interested as they learn new skills or try to improve key techniques but in a different way. Patrick O'Grady from London Irish explain why he uses different sized balls
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 !
Drop touch is perfect for Pre-Season and as a coach you can set a wide variety of conditions just based on this simple game. Add extra fitness drills and set challenges for the attackers, its your choice
Test the middle player with a circle of players who feed two balls in. The passing players MUST call the middle persons name and give a good pass otherwise this exercise will fail. This is great fun if managed properly and excellent for hand / eye
A great fun practice using five players. One player works with the the other four players trying to catch him out using speed of pass rather than just throwing the ball at him. Very good for hand / eye co ordination
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
Ex England Sevens coach Russell Earnshaw talks through the importance of depth and keeping "Connected". He uses a simple exercise to work on various techniques and makes it competitive to keep the intensity high
Round the world passing challenge. Each player has a ball and they try and reach Ten passes of each hand. You can progress this by doing 1 pass to the left and then 1 to the right, then two to the left and so on until you get to 10, this is tough!!
This 4-man handling grid tests the coordination and peripheral vision of the central player.
They have to accurately pass two balls quickly among the other 3 players.
Change the central player regularly. Key factors : Communication - Concentration - Timing - Use wrists and not arms
A simple passing game that is fun and competitive. You can add more players in and vary the distance to make this harder or easier. Different balls could be used as well. Dad's can do this at home as a fun game
Rugby netball is a ball game that is great for warm ups and getting a session started. The coach can set targets for the number of passes or set up goals to score through, just set the conditions you want to work to
This continuous exercise puts pressure on your players to think fast and be ruthless in attacking the space. Coaches can change the size of the grid and the number of defenders to make it an easier game
The coach reinforces his use off games so his players learn techniques in a competitive and enjoyable environment. Breakout drills are used to correct technique with questioning a key component of learning
This is a great game to keep players engaged by constantly testing their decision-making and execution in attack.
Essentially, it's a 4 v 2 game where the attackers always have the advtantage, but they still have to make good decisions to score. It is a high-tempo game that requires the attackers to turn around and attack again straight after scoring.