A good start for developing offload and tackle skills, allowing you to manage the amount of contact in the tackle whilst performing the skill successfully. Key factors : Strong base - Lead with arm and shoulder - Keep looking forward with head up - Wrap arm around legs / waist and squeeze tight with other arm - Use attackers bodyweight to rotate your body
Practice the different options in recycling the ball. A lot of the time, the ball will be tied up and an offload won't be on.
Develop this drill by allowing the players to call how the ball should be played, and for their teammates to react.
A very useful skill if you are looking to break the gain line. The running lines and the communication from the support players are essential.
This drill aims to develop the mechanics of the offload through repetition.