This plan gets players working hard throughout, improving their rugby fitness without doing any dull fitness exercises.
How can you avoid dull fitness drills?
By using the fast-paced drills and conditioned games in this plan, this is a training session your players will relish! It is aggressive and competitive, but will also provide you with a lot of information about your players' ability to tackle and close down space.
What's in the Session?
To get your players tackling effectively we begin with a physical warm up game of "Avoid the bags" and then move swiftly on to the serious business of tackling - getting your players to:
Keep their eyes on the attackers' hips
Force the attackers onto their outside shoulder and
Drive low into contact
The final challenge for your players is a physically demanding full pitch game with a difference, playing across the width of the pitch to test their fitness levels and ability to close down space.
Get your team the fastest and most agile out there. As the season deepens, we all need to stay on top of our game; make sure every position is covered with this intense drill.
Teach your team to ruck safely, effectively and quickly. By going 'through the gate' you'll avoid giving away penalties and encourage better binding
With this high intensity session, improve your team's defensive skills, whilst also working on their fitness
Improve how your team exploit mis-matches in the opposition's defence to get them creating more try-scoring opportunities with this attacking skills session
"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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