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Because of the ease of set-up and the closed nature of simple drills, they can often be combined. You can also combine them in such a way that players go from a very closed activity to progressively more open ones and finally finish with a game.
To learn how to use the grubber kick and to catch or pick up a ball. Mark out a circle with cones with a radius of 5 to 10 metres depending on the age and skill level of the players. Inside the circle is a central den that contains up to six cones spaced far enough apart that they won’t knock each other over if they fall. Split 8 to 16 players into two equal teams. One group of players is inside the circle; the other group of players is outside. Some of the players outside the circle have balls.
In Rugby Games & Drills, the Rugby Football Union and Simon Worsnop provide 115 games and drills appropriate for both rugby league and union. A resource for coaches, PE teachers, and players of all ages and skill levels, it allows you to prepare for match play with coaching sessions that develop technique, game sense, and fitness.
Improve technique, game sense and fitness levels with the aid of Rugby Games & Drills.
Developed by one of the game’s top coaches and endorsed by the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Games & Drills contains over 115 games and drills designed to bring out the very best in players, regardless of age or ability or rugby code.
This book is packed with the most effective games and drills for improving core skills such as handling, kicking and decision making while providing tough physical challenges. In addition, the detailed descriptions with accompanying illustrations will help you make the most of training sessions and ensure you are ready for game day.
Rugby Games & Drills is the ideal companion for coaches and players of both rugby league and rugby union looking to maximize talent and harness their potential.
Chapter 1. Using Games and Drills
Chapter 2. Small-Sided Handling Games
Chapter 3. Small-Sided Kicking Games
Chapter 4. Attacking and Defensive Drills
Chapter 5. Bag Drills
Chapter 6. Non-specific Rugby Drills
Chapter 7. Small-Sided Rugby Games
Chapter 8. Large-Sided Rugby Games
Chapter 9. Fitness Requirements for Rugby
Chapter 10. Planning for the Season
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England, with 1,900 autonomous rugby clubs in its membership. The RFU provides over 30,000 coaching sessions each year for its clubs. The clubs have 35 distinct groups, composed of counties, the three armed forces, Oxford and Cambridge universities, the England Schools Rugby Football Union, and England students.
Simon Worsnop is a coach of both rugby union and rugby league and has over 20 years of experience working in the game. Simon is the National Academy fitness adviser for the Rugby Football Union (RFU). In this role, he has worked with England under-19, under-20 and under-21 teams and has been involved with these age groups at six world championships. The holder of several strength and conditioning awards, Simon is both the strength and conditioning coach and an assistant rugby coach in the England under-20 setup. In his coaching role, he seeks to develop games to support team principles and improve individual defensive technique.
Simon has also held a similar role with the Rugby Football League (RFL) and was involved with the full Great Britain, England & England A teams. During his career, Simon has been involved in developing level 1, 2 and 3 certificates in coaching strength and conditioning.