2 attackers start with the ball the complete a simple 2v1 catch and pass.
The first defender then has to scramble his way back to prevent the defenders scoring the 2nd 2v1 situation, from another defender a few meters behind.
Lines of running (try to take the first attacker out the game).
Starting with their backs to one another, two players stand 5 metres apart and run off in opposite directions along one side of the 20 metre grid.
At the corners of square each player cuts back into the grid and the player with the ball attempts to score by running with the ball into the far corner. The blue player's objective is to tackle them and prevent them from scoring.
2 people are on the tackle shields or 2 on each side about 5 metres apart facing each other, there is a ball carrier standing in the middle of the two defenders with one or two attackers. Ball carrier runs into defender/s and places the ball, the supporting player/s must clear away the defenders. Each attacker must have a go at hitting the defender and placing the ball.
The group is split in half.
The coach is positioned behind the defenders and instructs the movement of the attackers, who are holding tackle shields.
Defenders must mirror the movement of the attackers.
If the coach indicates right, the attackers move right.
If the coach raises his hands in the air, the attackers move forwards and the defenders move up in a line to meet the tackle shields.
The two lines then retreat and the drill continues.
Tacklers head behind the players with the ball (cheek to cheek) and the tackler to drive in with the shoulder. Player with ball landing on back first then placing the ball down.
In a grid an attacker is positioned on one end and a defender at the other end. Defender passes to the attacker who attempts to score against the defender within the grid.
Tracking hit (2 x 10 minutes in split groups) Set up 3 different colour cones on the gain line. 2m spacing (set up 3-4 areas with 2 pads) Defender starts in the middle cone. Attacker has a pad. On "GO" the Attacker with the pad runs straight to one of the 3 cones.The coach can shout a colour to direct the Attacker to a certain cone. The Attacker must run straight to it. This drill will test Defender's front on and side on tackles: left and right.
Player with ball walking in a straight direction, with the tackler walking in from the side. Introducing a bit of pace into the tackle.
The player with the ball walks slowly in front of the other player. As the ball carrier is walking the defender should time their move so that they in the correct position to tackle when the player is in front of them. At this point the tackler should wrap their arms tightly around the other player's knees, position their head behind their bum and drive with their shoulder to bring the player to the ground. Falling to their bum before rolling onto their shoulder, once on the floor the other player should place the ball above their head on the ground.
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