Rugby: tactics

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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 tactics can be used when chasing a box kick?

What tactics can be used when chasing a box kick? In addition to the blind side wing chasing the kick, what patterns could be used to regain possession or limit counter attacking possibilities?

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Ive come across alot of different coaching philosphys,?

Ive come across alot of different coaching philosphys, game sense, teaching games for understanding, implicit, explicit, didactic etc. Does any one have a particular style they have found success with or use different styles for technical and tactical coaching?

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Under 10 - Pre Match Preparation

If you have 30 min before the start of a match how should you prepare a team of under 10 players. How do you get them suitably motivated to hit the ground runnung with a high level of intensity.

William OBrien Coach, England

We've just taken an under 10s team from England across?

We've just taken an under 10s team from England across the border to Scotland and all match the Scottish coach was shouting no targeting the ball in mauls and tackles and a penalty followed to them. What is this?

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what your pre game points

what your pre game points

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New to the site is there any tactical or game strategy?

New to the site is there any tactical or game strategy resources versus drills?

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What are the basic tactics for playing 10's rugby

What are the basic tactics for playing 10's rugby

Simon Firth Coach, Qatar

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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Attacking kick off tactics and formations

Any suggestions for a few attacking ideas and formations we can use when setting up to take our own kick offs and restarts at under 14 level?

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Can I animate my tactics board?

I want to do multiple frames on the tactics board - is this possible?

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How can I ask a question?

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Can I sketch over a diagram?

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Rugby portable whiteboard (UK)

I'm looking for either an A4 but preferably A3 whiteboard I can use in the field to help draw out tactics. Even better if it's laid out as a pitch.I've looked on Google but not found anything in the UK.Can anyone help?

Dave Greenwood Coach, England

Head Coach Recruitment Process

My club is recruiting for a new Head Coach. We will be getting them to run a one hour session with the team but on what topic? We are an amateur adult club. Any advice or ready made plans welcome.

martin plant Coach, Wales

Winter training; any ideas?

I am trying to plan winter training sessions and am interested to know what kinds of drills and workouts that have worked best?

Krystal Blair Coach, United Arab Emirates

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

What are the basic tactics for...

What are the basic tactics for playing 10's rugby

Simon Firth Coach, Qatar

Attacking kick off tactics and...

Any suggestions for a few attacking ideas and formations we can use when setting up to take our own kick offs and restarts at under 14 level?

Archived User Coach

What tactics can be used when ...

What tactics can be used when chasing a box kick? In addition to the blind side wing chasing the kick, what patterns could be used to regain possession or limit counter attacking possibilities?

Archived User Coach

Ive come across alot of differ...

Ive come across alot of different coaching philosphys, game sense, teaching games for understanding, implicit, explicit, didactic etc. Does any one have a particular style they have found success with or use different styles for technical and tactical coaching?

Archived User Coach
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