Ladders, Cones and Hurdles

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Eifion, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Improving footwork and catching ball at pace.

COACHING POINTS

SET 1

Complete different footwork tasks through the ladders and then sprint away from ladder and catch the ball. 

 

SET 2

Complete different footwork tasks slightly different from ladders and then explode away from cones the way which has been called and catch a ball.

 

SET 3 

Hurdles set up in different ways and completing different bonding tasks and then exploding away from hurdles in the direction been called and catch a ball.

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