This session looks at developing your players' technique when it comes to the maul - improving their ability to form a powerful maul to help them drive forward and attack! We'll look at working on their current ability to create, secure and defend a maul, in a session which is suit to players of all abilities, from beginners to the more experienced members of your squad.
What's in the session?
Get your players warmed up and focused ahead of the session, ready to do some hard work! Start off with a game of Touch Maul Tag, so you can see your players' ability to begin with, without the pressure of a tackle being made. Go through the session then working on your player's technique, making sure they are executing the maul well, to ensure success on the pitch. It's also important that your players also communicate with one another, working together to create and secure the maul in drills such as Drive the Maul, and so all are aware of their roles and responsibilities in the maul.
By the end of the session, your players will then have the chance to show off their new-found ability in a conditioned game, as well as getting them to think tactically on when to use a maul or not. Start with this session and get your players driving forward in the maul!
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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