A coach or scrum half feeds a ball carrier who should be running onto the ball.
The ball carrier should run towards the tackle sausage and use footwork and a hand off to move past the tackle sausage towards the first two tackle bags.
The player should aim to hit the gap between the two tackle bags and power beyond the contact.
Those two players then drop the bags and follow the original runner in support.
The ball carrier then hits the bag, goes to ground and looks to lift the ball up to one of his support players.
The next player then hits the last tackle bag, goes to ground and presents the ball.
The next support player clears away the bag to secure the ball.
This drill works on a number of skills (running onto the ball, hand off, footwork and hitting gaps, communication and support, clearing out a ruck) in continuity which means its more game realistic and trains players to not only perform the individual skills, but also to be thinking about how the skills link together and what their next job is.
Your players should never catch the ball standing still.
Players should run an S line using footwork, rather than straight towards the gap, which is easy for defenders to read.
Always remind your team to hold the Ball with two hands.
Support players should be communicating with the ball carrier to tell him where they are and what to do. For example: “Im on your left” or “go to ground”.
Players should have low body height when clearing out the ruck.
2 attackers line up opposite 2 defenders with bosh bags.
The coach delivers a ball into the attackers.
The ball carrier aims to run an overs line - Outsid ehsoulder of first defdner, and attack the second defender.
The second attacker looks to leach on/latch on to the ball carrier pushing them through the contact area.
Looking for a quick exstra few yards.
This drill coaches players the lines they should run when receiving the ball in order to maximise the chance of them breaking the gain line.
Progression (0.49) - Add an extra pass to the drill
What is the gain line?
The gain line is an imaginary line in rugby parallel to the halfway line that is the back foot of the breakdown or the defences offsideline.
Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.
Have one player line up a couple meters away from the bag.
Conditioning drill, the player does reps of clearing the bag, running back to the line, doing a down up and going again.
Ruck Clear Out
5 stage progression session. Bibs. Balls Cones. 1. Warm up - Wrestle One player with the ball trys to fight their hips away from the other play who fights to to keep his/her hips infront of the other player. 2. 50% Side --> Front Tackle Players start on oppsoite side of grid. Ball Carrier runs across while the defender makes a tall tackle, whist trying to get his hips in a front on position. Low to High hit, aiming for under the elbows or ball. 3. 2nd Defender introduced. Double team tackle. Inside player hits low to high under elbow, keeping hips square. The second player aims for the ball and fights to keeps attacker off the ground. 4. Rugby Netball in 7m x7m grid . Attacking team tries to complete 8 passes while the defending team tries to complete a choke tackle on one of the attacking players. Turn over once a choke tackle has been successfully executed. 5. Contact Game Half pitch contact game, with defending team aiming to complete a choke tackle. Turn over when one is made.
Aim to develop good tackle habits through repetitive practice. Using pads allows you to train with intensity whilst lowering the impact on the body. Set up two lines of players 5 metres apart Attackers start on the 5 metre line with a tackle pad and defenders start on the try line A coach or non participating player will stand behind the defending players (tacklers) and indicate the direction the attacking players run by raising their arm. The attacking players (with pads) take 2 steps forward and then step 45 degrees and try to score on the try line. The defending line need to communicate (whatever the teams call for getting off the line), eg READY READY UP (when attack moves â ball is lifted in a match) The defending line come off the line and complete a tackle and reset to go again.
Ball Tackle Suits Players around the outside pass the ball around with eachtoher until coach blows his whistle. Whoever has ball in hand then attacks the defender in the middle. The two players closest (1,2) become the clear out players with the attacking player with the ball. The 3rd layer on the outside becomes the Jackler, after the player in the middle has made a low chop tackle.
Groups of 3+ Bag Sausage 2 player starts on his chest infront of the sausage, another player lines up opposite. When whistle is blown, the first player makes a chop tackle on the bag and rolls out the way. The second defender then then spider carwls over the sausage and clears the incoming bag holder.
-4 bags -2 sausages. Put players on each bag, sausage and 2 defenders at the end of the grid. There are 4 working attacking player. Step 1 - Complete 2 shoulder clears on the opposing tackle bags. Step 2 - 2 attackers nominate themselves to tackle the sauages. Step 3 - the 2 support players pick the ball up and try complete the 4v2 (tackling players need to bounce up of feet quickly)
30 + players - Teams of 10/13 Bibs Balls 1. Shoulders on - low intensity Shoulders on contact game on half a pitch, contiton is on the tackler. Tackler must perform a down up after shoulder on contact, immediatly after he/she needs to get into a good body postion to compete at the break down. Attacking team must put 2 people into the breakdown to prevetn threat stealing the ball. 3 teams are working in rotation, to ensure the working team is always active. 2. Same game - increaced intensity (now the defender can steal the ball if can get to it) Attcking team must show urgency to remove the threat at the break down. Defending team must adjust and maintain good body postition at the breakdown.
Ball carrier goes into contact with the tackle pads. Break through and offload to a supporting player.
Ball carrier goes forward, hitting in on the shield, turning to pop the call to a support player who passes the ball across the grid into the second channel for the first player in the opposite channel to take and advance on the the shield in their channel. They hit in on the shield, turning to pop the ball to a support player who then passes the ball to the next receiver in the first channel. Keep going, but don't forget to change the players on the tackle shields.
Groups of 2 Bags Balls Contact conditioning 1. Body height clear out work In there groups, do contact hits on each shoulder. Stand 2m apart and take turns doing hits against bag 2. Crocodile role One player lies on top of a tackle sausage (long way round), the group of 4 take turns swapping roles of being tackled and tackler. Focus is the crocodile role. 3. Clear out. One player stands over the top of tackle bag competing for the ball. Other player arrives from 2m away to clear out the player, to prevent the threat of stealing the ball. 3. Bounce and compete Players lay either side of the a ball. When whistle goes, both players bounce off the floor, one competes for the ball while the other focuses on clear out or crocodile role. Do 3 sets of 2mins. Repetitive drill.
Set up a 5mx5m grid Work in fours - two attacker and two defender The ball is fed from a player from the 1st defending player who also holds the tackle pad and will simulate the âjackalâ threat player in the 2v2 The first attacking player receives the ball and engages the pad holder and passes to the second attacking player The second attacking player engages the second defender (tackler) and bounces out to a weak shoulder The first attacking player (inside clear out) and the 1st defending player (jackler) then try and race to support The inside clear looks to support the attacker and clear out the jackler
Groups of 10+ Tackle bags Cones step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor. Step 2 - Players make a double shoulder hitbetween 2 bags opposite. Step 3 - active player moves down the line to hit the next group of 2 bags. At the end players start again, aim to do 2/3 min sets then swap the bags.
Player with the ball runs into contact and passes the ball out to the supporting player whom inturn passes it to the other side of the grid for the practice to repeat on the other side.
2 players minimum Tackle Sausage -Crocodile roll is one technique to repmove threats from a breakdown. most useful for smaller players to move larger ones. -Require control, power, accuracy. Identify if croc roll is the right technique to use. - Target the defenders upperback/lower neck region. - Initate the clear out by big shoulder contact into that area, set feet wide, then bearhug the defender - Use momentum and rotate hips downwards, maintain strong grip and roll palyer off the ball. - Finish movement on top of player and compete for ball.
Bag Ball Player lies oppsite a tackle bag. and fires from hips to get in the jackal postion. Keep rotating the same way until coach says chnage direction. Progression: Chest to floor. Introduce a bag. Introduce a ball.
2 players Ball One player lies ontop of the other. The coach shouts, N,S,E or W. The Bottom player with the ball then fights to get in the long placment position presenting the ball the direction the coach says.
Player to position their self square to the scrum machine. Keeping the back flat, with shoulders slightly above the hips, with chin off chest and chest out; reach out the outside hand and place on the scrum machine. With the body weight on the 'balls' of the feet and knees bent, lean forward onto the machine and engage.
circle of players 2 players in the middle one of the player with a ball. The ball carrier has to run into contact with one of the outside player and turn to give the ball to the 2nd player in the middle who has to support very close. On being given the ball the new player with the ball has to run into contact with another player in the circle for the other player to support and get the ball.
1. Bounce Race to get off the floor. CHest to bag then bag to feet. 2. Bounce with sausage Same as above however, now get in position to compete for the ball over a tackled player (sausage). Ball should be wedged between 2 sausages. 3. Live but Static A tackler hsould start on his knees half tacklignan attakcing player. A jackler should be behind and as soon as tackled player hits the floor should be over the top jackling. A 3rd player bag man, should test his tsability. 4. Jackal and Bag Race Bag man and Jackler start either side of a sausage. Coach blows his whistle, both leap to feet and compete for the ball. Race for space
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