The aim of the session is to correct defensive errors and eliminate missed tackles.
Your players need to be able to tackle effectively 1 on 1, and that's where this session comes in to help your players understand the technical points needed to achieve this. The inability to tackle can be disheartening for a coach but by correcting small mistakes, as outlined in this plan, your players can make huge improvements.
What's in the Session?
We start with an excellent warm up game to eliminate lazy play amongst the defence. Once everyone's nicely warmed up it's time to develop the skill - to do this we focus on communication at the back and stopping the offload or the player.
Once you've worked through these drills and their progressions with your players it's time to put the skills into a conditioned game, with a clear focus on defence and communication - preparing your players nicely for their next match.
Make sure your players don't run out of steam with this Rugby Fitness session, working on their strength and endurance
Develop your team's decision making ability to recognise how and when to set up an offload to unlock the defence.
Regular analysis of your own performance as a coach will ensure you continue to improve your ability to deliver top quality sessions.
Like many other international tournaments, we've had to wait a little longer for it to start but it's time to get excited for some big hitting!
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