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Positional rotation at U9 level...

Positional rotation at U9 level... I originally posted this as answer to a question about squad rotation, but thought I might get a better response if I posted it as a question in its own right... I have an 8 year old at the age level you are talking about - he isn't the best player at the club by any means, but has his good moments. He loves watching the game, he has a good understanding of the way it is played (to the extent that he has often shouted at the telly over recent weeks at some of our illustrious stars when they're out of position) and he has good handling skills - to be honest he's just not brave enough in the tackle yet, but I know it'll come so I'm not making a big thing of it. However, he and a couple of others are constantly stuck on the wing, and are getting fed up with the fact that they don't get the opportunity to get involved much. The coaches seem to have their "big names" and as you say seem more interested in the short term aims of winning each game rather than trying to keep the lads interested and challenged each week. I know my son's aware that I think they should move them all around, although I have made a point of not criticising the coaches at all - I think he heard me talking about it to someone else. The coaches have talked about moving players to different positions, but haven't done it, and aren't really receptive when they are asked about it. There are two coaches, and the one that seems to have the "casting vote" is pretty autocratic and doesn't seem to accept criticism or suggestions. My son has mentioned about moving to another club, where he may or may not get more of a chance to shine, but I am not sure this is the right move as it may teach him to give up rather than sticking with something. Any thoughts please?

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pre season training for rugby

pre season training for rugby

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When can I start teaching tackling skills to children.?

I coach under 8's and next season they will start contact. When am I allowed to start teaching them tackling skills? I sit january during their under 8 season or at the start of the under 9 season ?

brian mills Coach, England

If you only had 30 minutes to work with your backs?

If you only had 30 minutes to work with your backs a week what would you do???

Paul cromack Coach, England

any one know drills for defending a attack from scrum?

any one know drills for defending a attack from scrum in midfield?

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Ask a question and have it answered by Coaches from?

Hi guys I’m helping coaching the local rugby union team and I’m receiving a mixed opinions  from the coaches about the pre-game warm-up. Any suggestions? Thanks

aaron zaky-mcenroe Coach, Australia

First time coaching U9 and U10s - anyone got any backline coaching tips?

Hi im a first time coach and is still getting the hang of how the technical details of the game works the back line is my department and whould like any help i can get to know what drills to do and anything helpfull in the backline im currently coaching for the under 9 and 10

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Can I and should I coach basic tackle skills to U8s?

Does anyone have a definitive answer to this question%3A can I coach basic tackling skills to U8s now, in preparation for next season, without falling foul of any RFU rules or regulations? Hugo

Hugo Norton-Taylor 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

Under 8 coaching drill

Looking to plan a 1.5 hour session for under 8. Do you have any advice on specific under 8 rugby union drills

Scott Coach, England

Realignment And Handling

why does Realignment And Handling just come up with no pictures

Sid Nodes Coach, Scotland

Quick Hands and Handling

which drills are best for those who lack handling skills and slow hands?

Sesethu Time Coach, South Africa

Is there a U7s rugby union coaching plan for week by week

Is there a week by week coaching plan for the U7s? It’s my first time coaching and need some advice and plans. Where do I start? What do I do every week to get them ready for the season Asked using Sportplan on Mobile

Liz Coach, Australia

Perfecting attack structure

Drills to perfect the 1 3 3 1 attack structure Asked using Sportplan on Mobile

Pedro Waqa Coach, Fiji

Ideas for training at home

You can use Sportplan to challenge your players to stay busy at home and keep it specific to Rugby. How many balls can you juggle and how long can you keep it up for? Video proof needed! Let the community know how you're challenging your players at home!

Matt Morrison Coach, England

Fullback{15}

What is the role of a fullback during a rugby game and how can he try to read the game

Breezy Coach, South Africa

Under 8 coaching drill Rugby G...

Looking to plan a 1.5 hour session for under 8. Do you have any advice on specific under 8 rugby union drills

Scott Coach, England
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