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Warm up to improve agility, balance and coordination?

Can anyone recommend a warm up drill for improving agility, balance and coordination?Currently attending level 1 introducing children to rugby; I have some ideas already in mind. I'm interested to hear other ideas.Thanks

Hello Matthew,

Have you tried looking in our Agility sport section of the site?

The drill I've attached below might be useful - you could add a ball to it to relate it more closely to rugby.

Hope this helps and look forward to hearing other coach's suggestions.

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If you don't already have agility added to your sport selection follow these steps to add it to your account:

  1. Click the image beside Sport / Rugby in the top left of the page
  2. Click "Edit Sports Selection"
  3. Add agility to your sports and click "Close"

Modified Southeast Missouri (SEMO) agility drill

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Description:

The SEMO agility drill is a series of forward sprints, diagonal backpedaling, and side shuffling.

Players start at A (facing forward)

  1. On coach's whistle they side-step
  2. Back-pedal diagonally across
  3. Sprint
  4. Back-pedal diagonally across
  5. Sprint

Players finish as they cross the line at point B.


Coaching Points:

Look for fast right and left foot pivot turns.

Players should always be facing the same direction as they move around the square (forward).

simple agility drill but really awesome!!

start cone.  2 cones10 yds up the pitch, a yard apart . another 2 cones 10 yds on. another 2 cones 10 yds on. another 2 cones 10 yds on. player jogs to first cones on left side.  side slide (no crossing feet ) to right side of cones jog on to next 2 cones.. now approaching on right side jog slightly past cone backwards between the cones then out and fwd again.(always facing fwd)  alternate left side approach /right side.            Alternatly  4 stations out are "slides" and return are "through the gate"   without ball, then with ball in 2 hands. simple

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