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
We're going to need three guys for this. So okay now guys, this is difficult to just concentrate for a second not answer me. Okay. Now what you going to do is you're going to roll to what units and they roll towards me. Okay? Okay. So now Collide come back Rock like a bit Delilah.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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