It's just all about engaging the the the players. So just getting them really really kind of like sort of speed into not just into their actions but in their brains as well, so just getting them getting them sort of like really really engaged nice and quickly because obviously as you can see a lot of the activities or the stretches that they're doing a kind of changing quite a bit and Owen the SEC coaches obviously keeping it keeping it nice and quick with this speech as well. And he's he's explaining it with very minimal points giving quick demonstrations and then getting them into it. So it's just about trying to replicate that that's speed that we want them to get straight into the session on tonight let's go on to hold the top get that left knee up and left these coming up as well. Nice and quick 45 good reps and we'll get back. Let me get other side left here. I'm going to the side. Let's go ankle and just turns up. Let me go to the side use your arms. Based on again while I got to run.
This drill takes you through a simple drill where multiple breakdown and contact skills are tested. You'll also be given the reasons why it is practised this way.
Heres a full warm up focussed on agility that adds a competitive element to engage your players and mentally prepare them for the session!
London Scottish Players and Coaches explain why they often train in 4 minute blocks.
Using games for fitness will keep your players engaged and enjoying their rugby as well as saving time running shuttles!
Try this offside touch game from London Scottish. Gets your players working hard whilst developing their technical skills.
Here is a new drill from London Scottish that encourages players to stay low in the approach and throughout the tackle.
Here's a great exercise from London Scottish with some excellent progressions taking you through catching difficult balls as well as some fun games to try.
Here we take a look at a simple drill and Graham Steadman discusses the importance of getting the basics right. If every player can do this well your attacking speed will really improve.
Use this simple drill from Newcastle Falcons to improve your player's running lines.
In this video Ross Hanbury takes us through what to look for when coaching developing players to change direction as well as why it is so important.
This video takes you through the basics of both blitz and drift defences and provides great drill ideas.
While progressing your attacking shape be sure to include this exercise. With 2 waves of defence its crucial that your players learn to reload into a great shape in position.
Use this game of offside touch to force your players to play with their heads up to identify space. One player per side can play in an offside position and players are allowed to kick.
Use this game to practice great ball presentation. Ensure the tackling player is bouncing back to their feet so that this mentality carries over to game day.
Use these quick and competitive games to practice good and strong ball presentation. Practice with high standards and it will come naturally in the games!
Every player should be able to perform these movements well! Mastering these will carry over to preventing injuries, managing collisions and maximising power and speed. Check out the related videos for part 2.
Every player should be able to perform these movements well! Mastering these will carry over to preventing injuries, managing collisions and maximising power and speed. Check out the related videos for part 1.
In this video Ross Hanbury takes a detailed look at two quick and fun agility exercises to run with your players.
A few drills that will help the attackers identify space in attack and work on how to exploit it!
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
This exercise from London Scottish works to maintain high levels of both ball presentation and handling skills at the same time.
Owen Nicholls, the strength and conditioning coach from London Scottish explains why they use the Broncos fitness test to asses base fitness levels, and why they don't use the bleep test.
Get your players ready for contact with these exercises, warming up the body for a season of collisions. Start with 1 minute on 1 minute off and play about with the intervals!