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Defense vs attack drill

The aim is to the defensive situation to keep changing the defence gets used to drifting or pressing. The aim of the attack is to realign using the full width, get the ball out of the breakdown quickly (no matter what position you play), seeing space, communicating options and reading the defence. Can be done with any number of players but best suited to around 7. You will need 7 cones, 1 ball, a 40 m area, attack of line and try line. Players passed the ball quickly down the line. When the ball gets halfway, the coach shouts out a number. Number reflects the number of defenders. The end player puts down the ball by pad, then the 2 defenders get onside (beyond defensive line) and defend against the other attackers. The defenders need to work together. Stay tight and use the sideline extra defender. Drifting from the inside and pushing up and out. Attack looks to use, player pace and beat the drift. Important defence talks and understand what they are doing in the changing circumstances. With 4 attackers and 3 defenders, defenders might look for a blitz defence or up then drift. Scrum-half can break so defence must defend at guard. Attack should be looking up and reading the situation. If we have an overlap then as a unit we must understand how to fix defenders. You must start to add a kicking option to advance the drill. 8 players, you can have a forward runner offering a shadow line of 10. He is involved in the passing down the line but is on a separate cone in the front of the 7. This fits in with the patterns and philosophy of attack. You might get the forward to press ups or other exercise to replicate fatigue.

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8s womens rugby? Our German womens League has just?

8s womens rugby? Our German womens League has just changed from 7s to 8s rugby, whats the difference and where can I get any info?

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Strength and speed training for U11s....thoughts?!

Strength and speed training for U11s....thoughts?! Way are people's thoughts on 10/11 year olds doing strength/speed training? I'm guessing that many will disagree with it and say that kids should be learning skills, getting match practice and enjoying themselves, rather than getting bogged down with this kind of training. I'm also guessing that there's a school of thought that children are too physically immature to be putting extra strain on joints etc. If there's anyone out there that knows of any evidence for, or against, I'd be really grateful. I coach a team with a number of (in my opinion!) quite talented players. At least one of them is somewhat let down by his lack of speed and a lack of strength. Should I let them concentrate on learning, and leave the speed/strength training until they're a few years older, or does anyone have any advice on what they could be doing now? Thanks!

Matt Coach, England

Looking for drills to improve my U10's defending skills?

We have recently formed a new under 10s team. Out of the team , roughly half have played before, and the other half are new to the game. We played Sunday and were well beaten , although the side we played has a very good reputation for being a good side. I do see promise though in our team, it's just the organisational side that needs attention. Example, keeping our players from bunching, realigning in defence, etc. after doing the coaching course, I am we'll aware of trying not to pigeonhole players into positions, but I think they need this to help them organise themselves easier. Are there any drills to help with the above? Cheers, Chris.

christopher jenkins Coach, Wales

How can I upload Youtube drills?

I will like to upload some youtube videos on my plans and i will really will like to know on how to go about Uploading this coaching drills from youtube.

vuyisile Coach, Netherlands

How does man go about selecting a sport?

I need to select a sport in order to be able to search for drills, but the problem is that I don't know how to select a sport...

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What is 1v1 side defence-go forward?

Doing level two and have forgotten what the above means........

johnwrobertson Coach, England

How can I overcome my son's fear of tackling?

How can I overcome my son's fear of tackling. He's 10 and shaping up to be a useful player in other areas but is very reluctant to engage other players in contact. What drills might help overcome this?

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Upgrade to the Session Planner?

I'm currently using the Session planner, and would find it useful if i could change the colour of the text in certain areas. Is there any chance the editor is due an upgrade?

Steven Portplan Coach, England

when do i pick and go?

rugby forwards , pick and go from rug

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U6's coaching need of guidance

3rd week of coaching u6's any tips would be appreciated Thanks Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

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Jackel at breakdown and ruck

Lòoking for tips on jackling at breakdown ruck Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

billy beggs Coach, New Zealand

tackling for U12's who don't like it?

I've a few players who genuinely do not like tackling but love the game in every other facet. Does anybody have experience indealing with this predicament. We have practiced the basic techniques repeatedly but when it comes to game time these kidsjust won't engage with the shoulder but use outstretched arms in a feeble attempt to tackle.It can be very frustrating ....

Bernard O'Doherty Coach, Ireland

. The use of chalkboard

How do you add numbers or letters in chalkboard ? I don’t see an icon for either. Also can this be accomplished making lines and deleting on a touch screen iPad ?Thank you

Jack Bukowski Coach, United States of America

Advice on playing flyhalf

Tomorrow i am going for rugby trials and i wanna play flyhalf. What do i have to do to get the position

sima Coach, South Africa

Ideal Active Scrum Machine

Hi, I am a student at the University of Pretoria. I am currently working on a mechanical design project and I would really appreciate your opinions on what your ideal scrum machine would be like, what type of movement it should be able to replicate and to what degree in order to benefit rugby players most. Additionally, how much you might be willing to invest on such a machine (this would help in limiting the total cost of manufacturing the design since I am trying to make it accessible to my target market). Extra information on what would make your ideal scrum machine almost perfect would be even more appreciated.

Seneme Ndawonde Coach, South Africa

Cancel Membership

How can I cancel my membership? When I go into edit, it only gives me the option to change my membership type!

Simone Ingersoll Coach, Australia
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