The basic scrummage shape, with the player on their knees.
Poor position: arched back and chin on chest.
Good position: back 'hollowed' with chin off chest.
Players down on 'all 4s'.
Position heads to the left slightly, binding in underneath the shoulders in the chest area.
Keeping hands on the floor, rock backwards and forwards.
Once players' individual position is correct on the machine, progress to 1 on 1 scrummage on the feet.
Facing each other in a squat position, touch (with hands on each others shoulders), heads to the left, and engage.
Front Rows coming together. Each prop touches the opponents upper arm and then pause before the front rows meet.
The sequence should be: "Crouch, bind, set".
Coaches should replicate this call when practising to help players develop their timing and to assist the Referee
- The bear crawl is a movement that strengthens your core and adds stabillity to your spine. - 2 things that need to be very strong while scrummaging.Â - One player should bear crawl resisted for 5 steps. - They should explode out the blocks working on his powerful legdrive.Â Â
Groups of 2. Tackle Bag. -Players stand no more than 1m away from eachother.Â - Working player must get into strong T.O.P position.Â - Then explode firing from the glutes and hips into the bag opposite.Â - After the intial impact hold and squeeze for 4/5 seconds.Â Â
Groups of 3. - 2 players get into a strong T.O.P position. - Another player starts to to standing press ups on to the heads of the 2 players. - This encoruages neck and core strenth essential for a safe scrum.
Introducing more specific detail in striking for the ball. Hooker to move their right leg in a triangle motion when striking for the ball.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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