Introducing the skill of 'striking' for the ball.
Hooker against a tackle pad, with the scrum half punting in the ball from the left hand side.
Hooker to push the ball back, with the right leg, around the outside of the left leg.
Once demonstrated striking for the ball and all players understand, let them practice the skill in a fun way.
Introducing more specific detail in striking for the ball.
Hooker to move their right leg in a triangle motion when striking for the ball.
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
Let the front row bind together first.
Second row binds together between their hips and shoulders, making sure that their hips are tight together.
Second row arms go around the outside of the props, binding onto their hips nice and tight.
Second row then comes off their knees to engage.
- 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.
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