Hi, my name is Tom Drake hitter over here at University. What we're looking at today is to try and develop banging, Bingo shape into a game. So the simple exercise we've got is a to be one on the defender. The first offender becomes then the third attacking player as they then attacked two players. What we're trying to get here is a player's organized on the run and in a game setup. So hopefully this exercise is a way to get your players to transition block practice into some form of gameplay and ensure that we are able to manipulate. I like the fenders and make line breaks. It's going to show in dirt and you could attack right, this Defenders got a key role. He's got to first on the first man and it's even get to the second man. And then you've got to organize. Who's your bag? Who's your bingo? That's great.
This video takes you through the basics of both blitz and drift defences and provides great drill ideas.
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!
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.
Heres a full warm up focussed on agility that adds a competitive element to engage your players and mentally prepare them for the session!
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.
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.
Use this simple drill from Newcastle Falcons to improve your player's running lines.
All attacking players need to fix their opposite defender.
This exercise from London Scottish works to maintain high levels of both ball presentation and handling skills at the same time.
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.
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.
Ex Harlequins coach Collin Osborne walks you through his defence philosophy and explains why your team would benefit from a philosophy or buzzword/phrase!
Ex Harlequins coach explains the basic defensive principles - starting with ‘Go Forward’.
[WITH DRILL VIDEOS] This session from Joe Goodman (Bristol University Rugby) has been designed to prepare players for a return to full contact competition, re-establishing correct technique to ensure safe, efficient tackling through progressively increasing the level of contact and complexity of skill execution.
The attackers work to beat the defence, setting up a 'tip' (running a hard line) and 'pull back' option. They should read the defensive movements and make a decision to hit the tip option or pull out the back.
Aim to develop good tackle habits through repetitive practice. Using pads allows you to train with intensity whilst lowering the impact on the body.
A few drills that will help the attackers identify space in attack and work on how to exploit it!