When players get tired, their game becomes sloppy. Passes go astray and mistakes get made.
That's why this week we've got a pre-season football-fitness session to get your players' legs moving.
All the drills in this session have a footballing element built into them, working on dribbling, passing and shooting within a fitness framework. Not only will this plan get your players working hard on their fitness levels, it will also allow you to see how they perform when fatigue kicks in.
Fitter teams are better teams - Get your team in shape so that when it gets deep into the game, they only get stronger!
Reduce the turnovers and get your team working up the field by keeping possession and building attacks by selecting the right pass.
The ?modern way? is to play out from the back. To be able to do it successfully though, you need your defenders to be comfortable on the ball when looking to pass, dribble and scan the pitch.
Develop your defenders understanding of how to channel the attackers away from danger areas to slow down attacks and isolate the opposition players.
Teach all your players how to stand up and resist the temptation to dive in. Instead jockey players and wait for the right moment to make the interception!
Drum in the defensive roles and responsibilities of your players and make sure they understand what you want from them in order to win the ball back and turn defence into attack.
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
World Rugby has reportedly conceded Aaron Smith's disallowed try in the World Cup final should have stood.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
Give it a try - it's better in the app