Rugby: phases

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Living On The Edge

Split the players into two teams, giving each team their own set of bibs. Two different colours that clearly define the teams. Keep your player briefing, brief. It's important that you get your players moving as quickly as possible. Tell the players that we will be playing One Touch Ruck, see the laws surrounding this game in the Warm-Ups section of the SportPlan site. Briefly - when an attacking player is touched while carrying the ball: they go to ground and either pop or present the ball for a minimum of two supporting players to ruck over. The defence should behave as they normally would at the ruck, committing two players who will not compete for the ball or go into contact. The defence should employ their normal patterns around the ruck. The attacking team can have three touches in a row between the 15 meter lines, if they move the ball to the either of the 15 meter channels they can have another four touches in that channel before having to move the ball back out. If the attacking team moves quickly from one 15 meter channel to the other (exploiting space), they get a bonus of 4 touches in that zone. If any attacking team exceeds the number of touches they can sustain inside a channel, the ball is turned over. Play with these laws a bit - keeping an eye on what you want to achieve in this session. The normal laws of rugby apply, any law infringements result in a turn over. There is no kicking in this game. Don't forget to give the defence a turn in attack, if for any reason the attacking team is particularly good at retaining the ball. If they are, well done you as a coach!

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Scoring Zones Warm Up - Rugby ...

Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly. This is not a contact game. Break your players into two teams, giving each team their own colour of bibs if necessary. One team goes to attack, and one to defense. Nominate a Scrum Half for each team. There is no kicking in this game. Normal laws of rugby apply e.g. a forward pass will result in the ball being turned over to the opposition. If an attacking player is touched: they must go to ground, present the ball, two of their teammates ruck over (staying over the ball), and the Scrum Half moves the ball for the next phase of attack.The defence must commit three players to every ruck, or risk an infringement which will see tem pushed back ten meters. The ball must be moved from the ruck within 5 seconds. Make sure that the defense is employing your defensive pattern around the ruck.  Throughout the game the coach call the point of attack e,g, attack RED ZONE or Zone 2. The coach can also call the scoring zone, Score At Zone Yellow or Zone 3. As the game progresses have the players call the point of attack, and the scoring zones - but they must do this early and they must committ to that attack for a period of time. Have attacking players do what they normally would at the ruck. Depending on your goals decide on the number of touches you wish to allow e.g. unlimited is not a bad option as mistakes will be made! On a mistake or after a period of time, turn the ball over so that both teams get time in attack and defence. Don't hesitate to shape the game to focus on your session goals, and let us and other coaches know what worked for you!

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What is the current thinking regarding kickoff receiving alignment?

What is the current thinking regarding kickoff receiving alignment?

Gary Kent Coach, United States of America

Players keep spilling the ball in the tackle, any drills?

Players keep spilling the ball in the tackle, any drills for protecting the ball? Have tried the usual falling drills and tackling drills but in games the ball keeps being spilled forward in contact.

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I coach Under 11's I have two players that do all the right things in training but when the game starts they will not pass. They do score tries but I think we could score more if they passed. What can I do? Gary SWales

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Gary Grant Coach, Wales

Does anyone have good drills for the ruck and how not?

Does anyone have good drills for the ruck and how not to over commit players to it, Which players do you want in the ruck when playing crash ball.

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Forward running; positoning after breakdown

I am trying to explain to my Under 12 forwards where they should run to after a breakdown. Inevitably the committed lads end up running from ruck to ruck without getting there hands on the ball. How do you coach positioning? When to hang in the back line, when to cover wide, when to set up a chain play? Traditional unopposed has the forwards going thru ruck after ruck when the backs have broken the play down but how do you explain positioning to the big men?

David Mason Coach, England

wats the best gameplan to use when you have a small forward pack?

wats the best gameplan to use when you have a small forward pack? How many phases is best to run before you feed the line?

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Template for Stats???

I want to start taking stats and analysis for my team. Does anyone use or know where I can find a Stats templte sheet for quick notes during  game. From 1st phase play to detailed stats for phases. For example. Who took ball inruck? Won or lost? number of players commited to ruck.what happened aft? How quick the ball came out...ext ext. Hope someone can help or advise. Shaun

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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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First time coaching the U13s next season - any tips greatly appreciated!

I have just started helping our head coach with under12's team. He wants to retire and has put me forward to be head coach next season. I am a little worried on how i should aproach training with the boys, going to a full 15 a side team on a full pitch. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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12 Man coming short from a scrum

Looking a doing a session from scrum where 12 man comes short and it being in 3 phases. any ideas?

Mark Coach, England

How to stop U12s forwards picking the ball up?

My forwards constantly pick and go from the rucks in games and this is starving the backs from any ball. Is there anything I can do, drills etc, which would help them realise there is a time and a place for pick and go, but to do it every time narrows the game and it becomes ineffective and not good teamwork.

Simon Luxton Coach, England

Improve Attack Depth

My players often line-up too flat on attack, especially in later phases. How can I work on improving their depth?

Shaun F Coach, Canada

Jackel at breakdown and ruck

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

billy beggs Coach, New Zealand

Animations - Multiple phases?

How do I create the animations beyond one phase of play?

Mr McBride Coach, United States of America

12 Man coming short from a scr...

Looking a doing a session from scrum where 12 man comes short and it being in 3 phases. any ideas?

Mark Coach, England

Trouble gettng the ball to our...

We have two very fast wingers but we cannot get them the ball . Teams are coming up fast and we are lucky to get the ball to the O. C. We have tried setting up further back but too many times we are getting caught behind the gain lines when we do that. Any ideas?

john mcmullen Coach, United States of America

Is a blitz defence used from f...

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Robert Morgan Coach, Wales

wats the best gameplan to use ...

wats the best gameplan to use when you have a small forward pack? How many phases is best to run before you feed the line?

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Play from scrum, no. 13 coming...

Looking at developing a session through to and including the 3rd phase. Objective is play from scrum, with the 13 coming short. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Steve Kingston Coach, England

Template for Stats??? | Sportp...

I want to start taking stats and analysis for my team. Does anyone use or know where I can find a Stats templte sheet for quick notes during  game. From 1st phase play to detailed stats for phases. For example. Who took ball inruck? Won or lost? number of players commited to ruck.what happened aft? How quick the ball came out...ext ext. Hope someone can help or advise. Shaun

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