Rugby Coaching Drills Video Library

Groundwork Skills

Improving some simple ball presentation skills can have a significant effect on the quality of your breakdown and the speed of the ball delivered from the contact area. This is a great technique that all players should learn

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Go. Excellent. Our principle is if we hit the floor we must do what? Move good good good. So that's the this is a nice little reminder of that. So I'm going to show you the little practice. First of all I'm going to do so, I'm working with Jay here. This is what you're going to do just stand on that just come forward a little bit from a joke. So you're going to stand in place like this. You're going to go throw the ball backwards and forwards good catch making sure you catch the ball into hands and off your body when I say go what's going to happen. Whoever's holding the ball if that's me. I'm going to drop down onto the floor. Okay, and I have then got to work my way around to my try line, which is there and prevent J is going to have to do the same if he's holding ball. That's his try line there. If G has got it and I shall Gorges going to drop on the floor there and I am then going to lay our crosses back. So he's got someone on his back waiting on him as he's spinning around. Does that make sense? So we're looking at Landing. Keeping the ball underneath that but it just show me to drop on the barge a landing on the front get the ball underneath your body moving around driving three hits in he's making sure the ball stays underneath your body before will he get back towards your trial? I'm presented 200. They won't happen with a game. Excellent. Alright, so just let yourselves out along here. Where does the body to stay? Where does Barney to stay when he when you're on the floor to add them to your bodyguard off we go pass the ball backwards and forwards backwards and forwards go drop landed Eve get the ball underneath your buddies. All right, not too bad. Why am I keeping on top of the ball protect any good when I'm there on the floor and then driving through my knees and my elbows to move move move as quickly as possible to hear. Once you get around facing this way to hands are going to move and I'm going to make sure they've got a hand on top of the ball. Why am I putting a hand on top of the ball? Good secure it. What if Jake aim of the top tray and lift it now why by having my hand there? Is that a little bit better? Yeah good. He's got no Griffin less resistance. Exactly. Right and that might just buy me that fraction of a second. There is a difference between a turnover or not. Right? So I'm going to land on the floor what I'm going to move around on elbows and knees good when I get round and first one man tried and a present. Where do I need to keep a hand on top? Really? Let's give it a go then ready go 1 and keep on top of it keeping their hands and knees out of the knees. Pretty good. Pretty good. Well done. Alright, we have another go buddy. If we go puff puff pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass. Go elbows knees elbows knees elbows and knees elbows and knees. Nice. Well done everybody. That's we go Green speaking up and up again. Good early talk to their George. I just caught a little bit sooner. Nice early calling their shot while done. Nice little people now. Why don't you go? Yeah, not well drawn while drawing show while drawn you gotta nice park and the technical points were picked up within the conditions of the game. So they had to land on the front. They had to move around into a north to south presentation on their knees and elbows and so the text so if they didn't do that, then it would generate a turnover. So the principle of how we try and develop our games is that the incentive is there to do the skill, right? And if it's not then it generates a turnover, so it's a constraints approach to our coaching sessions.