Looking for something different this week? Drills can be tedious at times, especially running them each session. So, this week's session incorporates fun and competitive games instead of the standard drills format.
Throughout this session your players will compete against each other, the games will test their decision making, speed, attacking vision and defensive abilities. Competing is fun but even better when players get the chance to improve their abilities in a competitive game.
Do you think this is just a game, or we're just going soft? Far from it! These high-intensity games make it easy for you to set up a fun and hard-working environment on the pitch which will see your players thinking carefully about their passing and how to use footwork to open up space.
Change things up and try this games-based session with your players today.
In this session you can throw in one or two drills but try and keep them competitive, with as little explanation as possible. Sometimes as a coach one needs to step back and let players just enjoy every moment of competing in the session. This change in routine can lead to players regaining their hunger for the game and for the upcoming sessions throughout the season.
Instil confidence and tackle toughness into your players with this tackling from the front, side and back session! Build their knowledge of the benefits of tackling and how different type of tackle can determine the way the phase plays out.
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
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
Don't find yourself having to regain fitness when you get back to sport after the Christmas break. Keep on top of your exercise plans now and give yourself a head start next year!
Losing is inevitable and it's how we deal with it that will help us to grow as coaches and improve our team's performance.