The harder your players hit, the further back you'll push the opposition - meaning that your side has more time to set up and prepare to continue going forwards whilst the opposition are back pedaling, trying to go through the gate in order to join the ruck.
To get the technique down we start this session with a couple of correct running exercises - forcing your players to get the right body position by running (not jumping) over some flat tackle bags before then bringing in an extra element to ensure they're looking through their eyebrows, with a flat back as they take their short, fast steps.
After reinforcing the right running position we get down to business, practising how to force the opposition back into their own territory to present the ball quicker for your backs. Once they have the ball in hand it's time to rebuild and continue the attack! To help cement this idea and encourage your players to contest the ball quickly we've incorporated a couple of conditioned games to put practice into play and reinforce this attacking concept.
Continue to improve your player's confidence when using contact, with the second of our Confidence in Contact sessions
Make sure your players support their team-mates with this session, by using the overlap in attack
React the quicker and get on the front foot in attack with this session, by improving their rucking technique!
Help your players get over their fears and watch them gain confidence in contact!
Make sure your forwards and backs have the skills needed in Rugby with this session, improving areas such as the punt kick and scrum!
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Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
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