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Breakdown - Competing For The Ball

A great drill with explanations and supporting theory to help coaches improve their players accuracy and legality at the breakdown

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We're going to look particularly to defensive breakdown. So probably leading into the tackle. Just post the tackle the work that you do around to obviously hopefully steel opposition ball or Faked ball speed. So just on my core that go down put an arm up on the bag to show that you've made the tackle so left arm up, then it's left arm up. Fight get the ball out drag the ball. I could put it back in next one down. Dragging the bowl out. one more Okay good. So, let's see again just speeding through and also encouraging the guys to do is get up contest for the ball. Now the same point that we talked about there technically. What do we need of the ground first hips up? He's made that tackle. What do we think the first thing that we need Dennis to get up? Okay Show release but he's got to get up first to show their release. I'm asking which which part of and we one popped up first. That's it. So we work really hard on popping his ass up. Okay. So if you see surfers, we just call it that sir formation to all I want. Okay. It's like you've landed nuts first on a bottle of metals there. I just want those hips up nice and quick. There you go. Okay. Now I want you to get up completely Dennis. There we go. Now we working back down so I mean again, Beautiful now. Can you do it all in one motion? Those nipples are staying in there. We got perfect. So that's again until technical Point. Thanks very much. The technical point we looking for again first thing up always like you said getting that back side up making sure you share positive position always hips up first once your hips up you can show at least you can still keep head and chest over the ball and you can start to attack it. Okay. So when we break this down, I just want you to recover further up. So hips first great position feet need to be way. Wide probably shoulder with the part not too wide, but they more importantly need to be up against the bag where those riffs. Okay. Why do we want his feet up? What does it show you that he supported his body weight. Perfect. So looking at these guys here to get their feet up if he's feature at the back, but you feel out the back even more not lean on the bag. Okay looks to me like all of that weight sake talked about earlier why it's going through the shoulders. That's poor shape more often than not you just look at it. Go now that doesn't look like it doesn't look like he's supporting white if his feet her up looks a whole lot better next bit is head and chest right over the ball. So anyone who jackals a ball like that is likely to wear a forearm. Okay right across the nose if he's got hidden chest over it gives them a good opportunity now, Okay back down we go in the pit is what we talked about inside is obviously locating the ball. Okay, so we know we can't put our hands through and past. So although we do now is I want you to just put the ball anyway, so yeah, so these guys can't see where the balls going. So what you're going first, okay. When we going to get in find a ball next one stick it anywhere you want. Okay, last one. Good. Okay. So key part is the balls always in motion as we've said rest. I want anyone going on their hands pass the ball. You've got to find the ball first what you can also do if you just lie on your side over here, please pull something very similar if you come with me. Yeah grab the ball. If you've got the ball now, you're standing over Jacqueline him just as same thing different exercise. Okay up you come what I want you do is you start to see him come down. You can just move the ball around he's going to Target the ball off we go they and up you come once you've got a good jacket on and leave it there with him and go moving around. So it's again we doing is targeting the ball making sure he gets good shape without putting your hands on the floor ready. Like as we said one encourages breakdown defensively to be as clean as it can be. All right, so you can use the bags either all if you don't have bags, it's just something you can do obviously with the players there. That's the end of a session on a Tuesday will do literally four of those three of those drills 15 minutes by me all the back row all the hookers all the Steelers that we've got. You know, it's on a Tuesday night. If you've got 10 minutes, you just put them through three of those. Well, if you go bang this is all we looking to do