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Translation Please

I recently received this in my "inbox":

Building a Flat Line Defence System

Dear Rugby Coach,

Whether your in the northern hemisphere and winding down for this season, or maybe already planning for next, or your in the southern hemisphere and the new season has just begun, this week we are pleased to present the workings of a Flat Line Defensive System. The following is the principles of how the system is implemented, Full Members can download the training drills to coach the system with their team. Upgrade to full access today.

When teaching any defensive formation, you must always consider, how it works both in open play / set-pieces and from the breakdown, and that all players understand the roles they play.

Priniciples for Open Play

Key points
The make sure you choose the system to fit playing strength: Either IN-2-OUT or OUT-2-IN.

Considering using INSIDE-2-OUT

  • Midfield Gain-Line never broken.
  • Surrender very wide attack to cover defence.
  • Offensive 2m tackles.
  • Pendulum wide cover.
  • Huge communication requirements.
  • Step-in System.
  • Up and Drift.
  • Forgive me but I haven't got a scooby do (clue) what the above means - please could the technobabble be explained (maybe we should start a dictionary of coaching terms?)

    Gary

    I am sorry you were baffled by the terminology. This practice was written by a coach who was aiming at Level 2/3 coaches. There are other drills in our "Drills" section which are not so complicated.

    We will take note of your comments and try to make drills more user friendly!

    Thanks

    Simon

    Hi Simon, Apologies, certainly would not wish to dumb things down, but maybe a reference thread on the board here might be a good idea, where some of the terminology was explained and therefore if required, someone could look up the meaning?. Just as guilty of it myself within my own work of speaking in terms that "those not in the know" wouldn't have a clue of understanding.

    Again a good idea Gary. I will chat with the technical team.

    Thanks

    Simon

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