Tackling and making contact is always daunting for your new players, but it's important that they get over their fears if they wish to play to a high level of Rugby.
Contact is an essential area of the sport so go through the basics of tackling and build up their confidence! It's important that your players are taught the correct technique, to ensure they are playing safely to prevent injury, and this session will do just that!
What's in the session?
Start your players off gently, with small drills such as Bulldog (but with a twist) before progressing forward the more their confidence grows. Work through the different stages needed for a good and safe tackle, preparing the body for contact and ensuring they are executing the tackle perfectly.
Help your players get over their fears, and watch them make contact with confidence!
Are you watching your players' confidence grow in contact? If you'd like to progress your players further forward, then take a look at the second part of this Confidence in Contact session.
Improve your players decision making to help them recognise where the space will develop and how they can maximise their success when they create the space, either by going into contact and offloading, or passing before the tackle.
After building up some preseason contact resilience, it?s time to refine players tackling techniques to build their confidence as players go into contact. Focus on the technique and develop their willingness to go into tackles properly to improve success rate and reduce chances of injury.
"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.
Give it a try - it's better in the app