Paul Hull highlights the importance of using games in his coaching sessions.
Valuable coaching insights into developing your own coaching style, confirming player understanding and learning from experience
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
Saracens academy coaches explain why they use games for their warm ups and show some examples
Chris Kibble of Esher RFC & Whitgift school says to start your sessions with a game. In this clip Chris runs a game called "Drop touch" where the players run back to a line when they make a touch. This is good for fitness and creating wholes to attack
Decision making is a tricky skill to coach. Danny Wild the Leeds coach uses conditioned games with breakout technical sessions to improve this process as well as working on some groundwork skills
Stuart Lancaster explains why he thinks including game-play in rugby sessions is essential to player development.
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
The coach uses a combination of drills & games to deliver a session on making decisions at the breakdown. There are some technical points and observations on the coach using classic "Tell & Yell" instructions
The Wasps academy manager uses games as the central learning principe for coaching defence and the systems he wants to introduce to his players