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hi i am coaching younger players and they don't have much experience playing rugby, the ages are from 10 to 14 years old they don't have a lot of skill but thats ok , but the problem i have is how to get them not to all go for the ball and full into one big heap. is there drills to manage them to more toward a rugby shape and to get them to hold thier width. thank you
I have attached a simple "Round the corner drill" which can help your youngsters get used to being behind the ball.
I would advise you not to worry about shape too much - just let them play small sided games where the only rule is you have to pass backwards - it will take time but they will get it!
Hi Joe, One thing that could help is to simply get them to play Flag or Touch rugby first. By doing so and prohibiting contact, players will have to look for space, optimum positioning on the field for support, therefore will understand that having everyone on the same spot does not help at all. I'm personally coaching kids between ages 7 and 10 and thanks to Flag, they are producing a "rugby shape-like" game.
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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