Recognising space is a key skill at any level in rugby. To bring this message home this week we've created a session highlighting the importance of exploiting space.
What we're working on:
By using this decision making session you will be able to demonstrate to your players that they don't always need to look for contact but can instead attack space on the pitch. This multi-level session can be used with varying abilities, as a game of touch or contact depending on the level of your players.
As well as encouraging your players to look for space this session also focuses on realignment of your line, looking to avoid flatness, as well as passing and defending. The added bonus with the defensive drill in this session is that it allows you to assess your attacking players and immediately share the results with your players. Starting with a six versus six game defenders will slowly drop out of play, gradually making more space for your attackers to exploit.
See the changes in your next game, with your players making a greater effort to change the point of attack depending on the positioning of their opponents. An essential skill if you want to to exploit the space.
Make sure all of your players can kick the perfect Punt, with this kicking skills 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.
"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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