Rugby: kicking

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3 Touch Kick Warm Up - Rugby D...

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the following laws: We will be playing a rugby league style touch. When touched: set the ball down, stand over the ball, allow the scum-half to move the ball away from the point of contact. The defenders should stay on side following a touch, and should not compete for the ball. Any infringements in defence should result in the defending team conceding 10 Meters or possibly giving 1 or more extra touches to the attacking team. I'll leave this to your judgement depending on your team's age, skill level, and your session target/s. The attacking team can sustain three touches before they have to kick. Their kick should be as it would be in the game: a kick to touch, a kick for territory, or a kick that can be regained e.g. a grubber kick. The defenders should behave as they would in a real game. Quick put in's from the touchlines replace lineouts. Defenders who take the ball from an attacking kick should counter attack. A forth touch results in a turn over. The Scrum Half has a maxium of 5 seconds to move the ball from the point of touch. A ball kicked directly to touch from outside the attacking teams 22, or where the ball has been taken into the 22 by the attacking team and then kicked into touch - will result in a turn over with play starting on the five meter line closest to where the kick was made. The defence should be 10 meters back. A ball kicked from inside the attacking teams 22 can go directly to touch, as long as the attacking team did not carry the ball into their own 22 before the kick. The resulting put in will be to the opposition from where the ball has went into touch. Quick put-in's are enoucraged, if not possible the ball is played from the 5 meter line with the defence 10 meters back. Give points for quick put ins that work. Feel free to play with any of noted laws, let us know the law variations that work for you!

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my player cannot kick a ball always kicking to early?

my player cannot kick a ball always kicking to early any tips

Neil Jackson Coach, England

Cross kicking from a penalty?

I've seen this several times but most recently in the Currie up championship this weekend. -penalty awarded within opposition's 22m -one of the halves picks up the ball gets to the mark -tap kicks then cross kicks to an open wing, flanker, etc. -try time. Here are my questions%3A 1)Is there any law that makes the half tap kick before cross kicking to his player? 2)Wouldn't crosskicking straight away provide a cushion? If he botched the kick and it went out of bounds, wouldn't a line out be awarded to his team?

Josh Macy Coach, United States of America

Catching a high ball. Any ideas for games/drills?

I assume the key factors to be looking at the ball, get in line with the trajectory, reach for the ball and cradle, sideways stance. Is that right?

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next season we introduce kicking to the boys what can you suggest would be a good place to start and how quickly should this progress be. any hints tips or drills would be great

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iain Coach, England

Dennis%3A The boys will be starting at under 11 next?

Dennis%3A The boys will be starting at under 11 next season this will become the first season they are able to actively kick during games. By kicking I mean all types of kicking. all advice, literature, web sites etc... welcome

iain Coach, England

hi i need some box kick drills, can anyone help?

hi i need some box kick drills, can anyone help?

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I am coaching the U11 this season. There are some significant?

U11 Rugby I am coaching the U11's this season. There are some significant rule changes from U10. Please can I get some advice on what lessons were learned from coaches who have been through a similar experience.

William OBrien Coach, England

how can I improve the strengh of players legs to kicking?

how can I improve the strengh of players legs to kicking?

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Do you have anu rugby league drills?

Do you have anu rugby league drills?

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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

Dropped catches from kicks at U11

I am slightly confused by the recent changes to U11 rules. If a kick off is dropped and knocked forward I understand it is a scrum to the side kicking the ball. However, for all kicks from open play , a knock on would be treated as scrum to the defending team, who have actually knocked forwards. Can anyone confirm if this is correct ?

Mike Hancox Coach, England

Coaching the drop goal?

After the Six Nations kicked off this weekend, and the 3 failed attempts at the end of the game respectively, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to why these drop goals were missed, and the best ways to coach the technique?

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Kicking for space drill

Hows it going. Im a backs and skills coach in Scotland Our kicks from hand during a game always seems to go straight to an opposition player. Looking for a drill that helps kick for space and getting their heads upCheers

David duguid Coach, Scotland

U11 kick off/ knock on.

I have read U11 RFU rules but would like clarity on the kick off/re-start. If the ball is knocked on at the re-start is it a/ a scrum put in to the team that knocked on, b/ play continues or c/ scrum put in to attacking team? Thanks for any help.

R Nunn Coach, England

My son will not run with the ball

My sons plays for the U9 team, his position is number ten, he was put there due to his kicking power, drop kicking accuracy, etc - I have been teaching him over time to tackle this has helped him build his confidence - what I have been noticing is the fact that when he gets the ball, he wont run - he just refuses to do anything with it...I need to find a way to encourage him the move forward with it, but nothing ever happens, now his own team mates are starting to look down at him, since he has giving the game away far to many time. Help!

john mcqueen Coach, New Zealand

Fly half training pre season

How to become a fly half and begin training ready for u16s next season

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ELV's 22m rule, kicking clear ...

With the new 22m ruling in the ELV's the ball cannot be carried or passed into the 22 and kicked directly into touch. Does this rule apply if a ball carrier is tackled and forced into their 22 or if the ball is carried into the 22 and then the ball carrier is tackled inside their 22? In either of these situations is the team in possession allowed to kick directly to touch without a lineout being awarded to the opposition from the position where the ball was kicked?

kevin croke Coach, Ireland

U11 kick off/ knock on. | Spor...

I have read U11 RFU rules but would like clarity on the kick off/re-start. If the ball is knocked on at the re-start is it a/ a scrum put in to the team that knocked on, b/ play continues or c/ scrum put in to attacking team? Thanks for any help.

R Nunn Coach, England

Scrum half kicking in U13s rug...

are scrum halves allowed to kick from the scrum in U13s rugby, or do they have to pass/run?

John Stackelberg Coach, England

On the kickoff, the ball bounc...

On the kickoff, the ball bounces over the touchline before it goes 10m. What is the following action or possible choices of action?

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