Another great conditioned game for pre-season training. With the addition of 'reptile crawls' for players who have made a touch, you incorporate an excellent core strength exercise that requires concentration under fatigue.
Action for the attackers is as soon as you have a touch. You've got to bounce back up on your feet. Okay. So Jamie, could you please just come and show a bounce please that way? Why do we bounce on the on the ball? Why do we land on the ball? So people can't get on the ball. Okay, if we land on Sideways if you hit the deck sideways the second Defender can get over. Okay. So as a technical skill, let's make sure we land on the ball and bounce to our feet long place. Okay, that's the condition for the attackers. The condition for the Defenders is one back. I'm run retro calls reptile calls. Let's go. I was coaching. You got to be very cautious not to be overzealous. And the first week for me would be very much about a lot of games make them simple try and do simple things very well put some Fitness and conditioning into the games, but don't overdo it. Grudge net pre season progresses you then up the level of intensity, of course and calls out a reptile called slightly different in a longer body position. And as you come through you're going to walk all the way. So the attacker bounces back to his feet long Place Defenders gone back to the reptile call. bounce Johnny bounce bounce along Place quick ball Nice score so lots of scores. Okay, let's go rebs this ball. So it's it's not about if actually ask these teams what the school was they wouldn't know. So this is about technical skills in games bounce back on his feet The Defenders gone back. Earlier Dan Dan took earlier coaches in the way. Sorry guys. So what's going to happen is Jamie's going to bounce get up driving to the man? Okay, you're the man the blue The Defenders going to give some resistance. Okay, you're then going to Long place. You're then going to come over crab over and you'll become the scrum-half of the attacking side to Blues two. Defenders either side will go back. So there is going to be and do the exercises. So what's it going to be lots of gaps tackle the bag up on your feet pick it up. Take it to the Blue Line join the game good. You guys will then bring the thing back? Okay, so that's a condition. So with this condition there should be lots of holes. You can probably play this with about 14 15 players. Bounce bounce into the player long place your the scrum-half down Alex. Sorry nice score. Let's go back keep playing booze keep playing. So we're rotating. A lot of players can hear the challenges The Defenders have to respond or react to that your the scrum-half owl. Great. Johnny so the challenge here is for the Defenders to be the scrum-half during pre-season. It's really important that players are aware of their Fitness and conditioning and there's a variety of levels and standards but Fitness and conditioning applies to absolutely everybody that's playing the game and often we don't have specialist coaches or advice to actually inform us what those things should should do and what they look like rugby coaching drills. We have a section within the video library and coaching videos, which has got Fitness and conditioning. If you click on the fitness and conditioning section, there will be a number of videos that will show you some basic things that would help you and help you players get into shape for this season.
Confident players have the will and desire to perform. Wales seemed to have lost their way with players looking deflated and lacking leadership, create an environment where players know what is expected of them and develop those skills
Use as either part of your warm up or as a breakout, this exercise is a high intensity passing challenge. Encourage your players to take ownership of this grid and manage the intensity themselves. Should create lots of fun
Changing your catch & pass practises is always a good way to add variety into your sessions. This practise is not only different but the defenders are putting pressure on the attackers from a variety of angles
Making good decisions around the contact area is a tricky area to coach, Howard Graham from Harlequins explains some of the key factors in what to coach players when focusing on continuity, beating players and offloading to keep the ball in play
Adding variety into your sessions keeps players interested as they learn new skills or try to improve key techniques but in a different way. Patrick O'Grady from London Irish explain why he uses different sized balls
Scotlands clever score from the line out v Ireland was a great example of coaches or players being innovative and looking at new ways to do things. This clip shows a few slightly different uses for placing your scrum half at the front of the line out. It is just ideas and about pushing the boundaries of the laws
With England players at a loss recently as to "What to do" it is important that coaches integrate "Problem solving" into their sessions. This game really challenges the players and is great for warm ups or breaking up a session with something different