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Do you have a drill/session based on communication
Communication is important between players throughout the game and therefore inherent in every session you do. I would suggest that particularly defensive drills are where communication can be emphasised by the coach.
Have a look at the defensive drills in our "Drills" section and focus on getting your players to call constantly to each other who they are marking. It is a great defensive weapon to make a lot of noise as you are coming up in a defensive line.
I hope this helps
Hi Nigel, You dont say for what age but just thinking out loud for kids approx 10+ what about using blindfolds as a bit of fun for part of the session%3A Split in to groups of 4, blindfold 1 and get rest to shout/steer team member round cones and score try. Or blindfold 2 players moving down lanes, and get team mates to shout out directions and they have to pass 3 times before scoring at other end. Or even more confusion! - 2 teams facing each other, on whistle, 2 blinfolds have to make way through each other to score at opposite side. First team to score = 1 point first to 3/4/5 etc, swap blindfolds. %3A-)
Hey, Nigel I've used a game of ruck touch where one of the rules of the game requires each kid involved in the "tackle" area to say what they're doing or be penalised (eg. The 2 lads who go over the ball carrier on the ground calling "Over"; the acting scrumhalf calling "My Ball"; the first receiver calling "Pop right" or what type ball and which way. It can be a bit noisy and takes a while for the kids to get used to but I found it pretty effective ansd started using it in other drills (eg. mauling).
"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.
Give it a try - it's better in the app