This Pre-Season touch game is based upon offloading however there are other conditions which make it an ideal practise to combine skills and fitness
The key Focus for today was conditioning. So we just looked at offload touch through the legs the emphasis on that is just for the boys to be really work. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go. Joy time good pink setup Greenie can't go yet green. You can't go make sure inside. Yeah, we're gonna touch blind boss. fix it pitbull pitbull touch touch that go back Joy Time pink retreat Gotta get back good. They go play on Pig you treated touch touch their conditioning aspect. So we look at obviously Defenders work right off and on the ball. So I'm watching makes it two handed touch it pounds before he can come back into the game. touch touch touch touch chill good buland, please good habits of making a hit and get back on your on your feet contesting for the ball or either get into a good position of the ball. So that that's probably the key reason why we we focus or put a lot of emphasis on bouncing chest the ground and get back into play. touch touch touch touch good try that. That's a good score of that green Z condo. We are very game focused at Harlequin. So times 10. So a typical session that we do with EDG the content might slide slightly differ when the first in do it, but it will it will be a game sense generally a game Sensations depending of course on what our objective of the session of the session is from the coaches. And for instance the preseason stuff might be focusing on certain place.
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
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.