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Quins - Using Games In Training

Elite coaches explain how they translate their desired playing philosophy and principles into practical hands-on coaching approaches, drills and games

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Ultimately, I would like to I would want the players to be able to articulate to any new member of the squad what the vision is for this for this club what the style of play the identities of people look at harlequins, which is my club. How do they play their rugby people look at it and say well we know from every player in that club how they will go out to play quick. They'll play with Tempo, you know, they'll mix the game up a lot. They'll have a lot of fun. That's what I want everyone to know the key skills. Haven't changed the game hasn't changed the physicality is changed so that key for the modern game, but the fundamentals of the game will never change its catch its kick. It's past its doing your Basics and if you can do your Basics and the simple things when I always find it funny you go along and who The Benchmark at the All Blacks you go along to watch a training session and the All Blacks training and people go. Oh will simple this is what we do. They're catching their passing you go. That is all it is and young players. Bored doing the basics if they focused on doing the basics that have no problems in any level of the game if I felt that we had guys coming along in the end. It's tough. But if they're not coming along and having fun in training and been challenged in training, why are they playing we try to put everything into games as much as possible will we tend to go sort of short sharp games? Maybe three lots of 90 seconds or 2 minutes with a little bit of recovery in between and then into more sort of skill drill type games afterwards. So in those skills real what we're trying to do is we're obviously trying to get one specific area covered and will I try and change the parameters of those drills or the games swords that you get the outcome that you want there needs to be a contest within that within that drill than that game because the boys enjoy it more really that's the you know, that's the key thing. God God worry con Rory nice been good. Good. Good. Good. Come on hit me flatten out the past when we're doing purposeful practice like that. The focus is going to be there straight away. Lucky Tom lookie Stefan. Come on, mate. You got to close that Gap. Come on work hard work hard. Good broaden and good touch. Oh well reacted. Well reacted. What and what happened. Kay-Kay if it's only 100 doesn't count. Come on guy Hans crayons use them. Excellent. It's it's what we call support touch. So as soon as it two-handed touch on the player, he goes down blind through the legs in the air and there's got to be a supporting player tucked in behind him reacting to the ball carrier. And that's the key thing. So there's always that constant play of someone having to look after the ball carrier each time from there. We can move the ball. But we think that Josh better some great some great attacking play some really good attacking play. We develop individual skills more than anything that at harlequins passing catching decision making as much as possible just having that rugby sense winning is obviously important to some people and and overly so often that we find within within teams, you know, that junior level surely. It's about the boys enjoying it and putting in a performance, you know, if you put in a performance then you know, you'll win the game anyway generally, so it's about trying to get the players to recognize what works on the rugby pitch. You know, how we can move the ball in the space so that we can attack that space and then From there that will move the defense and you know, they'll be space created elsewhere the core skills come into it because you need to be able to put the ball into that space whenever you want to you know, whenever you need to.