Rugby: u13

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Looking for U7 to U13 rugby ru...

I am looking for the under 7 to under 13 primary school rugby rules. Ball size and everything that is involved. Where can I find it.

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Scrum binding u13 what is allo...

Just started coaching u13, are the 2nd row allowed to bind through the props legs or do they have to bind onto the side? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Mark irvine Coach, England

First time coaching the U13s n...

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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Is Bridging Illegal? | Sportpl...

Simon My son's PE teacher has told him that Bridging is lieegal for the U13 to U19 group. His Club coach has been encouraging its use in games for two seasons. I can see some of the dangers but also the advantages Who is right is it banned or can it be used? Paul submitted by email

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Looking for coaching tips on i...

Looking for coaching tips on introducing U9 kids to the tackle area

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Playing against much bigger pl...

My under 13 school rugby team played against a school team that were much bigger than my boys. This was their first experience playing against players that were much bigger than them. What do we do for future matches?

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Does a hand off / fend need to...

A 'straight arm tackle' is dangerous play according to the laws of the game... does that mean that a 'hand off / fend' must be made with a bent elbow?

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Tackling nerves - I coach 10 y...

Tackling nerves - I coach 10 year old boys. Some are very nervous about being hurt when tackling opponents although the same guys are like lions with the ball in hand. As a result our defence suffers. We have tried hammering home the correct technique to give confidence but to no avail. Can anyone suggest any psychology or drills I might try?

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I need help with defensive sets and communication?

I need help with defensive sets and communication. I coach U13 and I am having trouble devising a dril which gets them communicating but mostly helps get them more aware of their own defensive line. I still have boys who are very ball focussed and I need them to start looking up and down their line and the other teams to make sure they are numbered up and there are no holes. Any ideas?

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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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Rules on hand offs

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How do I motivate my U13's to be more determined as?

How do I motivate my U13's to be more determined as they are generally to nice?

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At a recent u12's match, the home ref, who is also?

At a recent u12's match, the home ref, who is also a L2 coach penalized the hooker for foul play. At the end of the match at the debrief, the ref said to the hooker in front of his peers that he would have sent him off if there had been any subs. Is this against the guidelines of the child protection and did he dip out of his duties as a ref. What are your thoughts? Gary SWales

Gary Grant Coach, Wales

At u13 age group is it good to be playing a game every?

At u13 age group is it good to be playing a game every weekend or should it be staggered with training?

craig hamilton Coach, England

Number 8 pick ups from scrum at U13?

Number 8 pick ups from scrum at U13?

Phil Harvey Coach, England

Any examples of lineout calls ...

Any examples of lineout calls suitable for u14s

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My U18s were refused a quick l...

My under 18 team tried to take a quick lineout with one attacker in the lineout and 2 defenders in the lineout. When he threw the ball to another attacker who was about 10metres behind the lineout he was told by the referee that the lineout had formed and could not take a quick penalty. What is the clarification of this as I always thought you had to have at least 2 players from each team in the lineout to say that the lineout had formed?

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