Rugby Decision making Footwork and evasion Kicking, chasing and catching Lineout Mauling Passing and handling Rucking Scrummaging Support play Tackling Defence & defensive systems Attack patterns Counter attacking Decoy runners Scoring tries Coaching Manuals - Coaching Rugby  image

Coaching Rugby

A practical guide for new coaches

Ideal for new and aspiring coaches of junior players, this manual is designed to help you build your players' techniques, skills and understanding of the whole game from ages 8 to 16. A4 colour, spiral-bound book.

Product:

Coaching Manuals

Age: 8 -11, 11-16
Type:

Articles

,

Drills

,

Games

Skill level: Beginner, Improver
No. of pages: 77

Full Description

Do you want a few new skills to boost your players' skills now? Or to help your players develop the techniques for seasons ahead? Maybe even the core skills for their whole rugby playing career?

Everything You Need To Know For Coaching Rugby is the answer.

  • It contains everything you'll need to do and say at training. Covers everything from health and safety, to long term athlete / player development (LTAD)
  • Has all the exercises and sessions you'll need for the year ahead. More than 100 training sessions, rugby games and developments to take you through the whole rugby coaching year… and for seasons to come
  • Ideal for beginners. Supports new and aspiring coaches, coaches working towards their level 1 courses and beyond, coaches covering unfamiliar areas, and more experienced coaches looking for a fresh approach
  • An unique resource for schools and clubs with junior players. Covers the key technical aspects of the players' long term development from ages 8 to 16
  • Provides a solid base for all the core skills your players will need throughout their rugby playing careers
 

COACHING RUGBY CONTENTS :

Part 1: Working with young players in a safe and rewarding environment

Coaching Rugby enables the coach to match the players by their age groups and LTAD stage with the sessions included, to construct an appropriate programme for the players and the team.

Part 2: More than 100 training sessions, game situations and developments to coach all players the basic skills of rugby union

Tackling: This chapter will show you how to coach both how to tackle and be tackled. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • Tackling preparation
  • Simple tackling
  • The side on tackle
  • The front on tackle
  • The rear tackle
 

 

Handling: This chapter will show you how to coach passing and handling, as well as angles of running to create space. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • Passing and catching
  • The lateral pass
  • The spin or "torpedo" pass
  • The switch pass
  • Passing under pressure
  • The clearance pass
  • Simple loops
  • Passing to create space
  • Offloading in contact
  • Handling in a narrow space
  • Handling and communication
  • Picking up the ball
  • Try scorers
 

 

Footwork: This chapter will show you how to coach the use of footwork to beat defenders and avoid contact. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • The swerve
  • The side step
  • Improving evasion skills
  • More advanced evasion skills

 

Kicking: This chapter will show you how to coach kicking, as well as charging down and catching kicks. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • The punt
  • The grubber kick
  • The chip and chase
  • The place kick
  • The drop kick
  • Catching a high ball

 

The ruck: This chapter will show you how to explain and coach the ruck. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • Setting up and joining a ruck
  • Core ruck skills
  • Ruck attack
  • Ruck defence
  • Ruck scan

 

 

The maul: This chapter will show you how to explain and coach the maul. The sessions will give you the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • Setting up and joining a maul
  • Securing maul ball
  • The driving maul
  • Defending a maul
  • Ruck to maul

 

The scrum: This chapter will show you how to coach the scrum, from building simple three player units, to creating an eight player scrum. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • Scrum basics
  • The three man scrum
  • The five man scrum
  • Building a full scrum

 

The lineout: This chapter will show you how to coach the lineout, involving jumping, lifting and throwing in. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:

  • Lineout jumping
  • Lineout lifting
  • Lineout throw in
  • Lineout catch and drive

 

Match tactics: This chapter will show you how to coach the basic tactics needed to win matches. The sessions will give you all the information and prompts you need to coach:
 

  • Attacking channels
  • Second phase ball
  • Converting opportunities
 

 

Every training session includes these crucial elements:

  • Clear and powerful objectives. At the beginning of the session, you can tell the players how to achieve these, or tease it out of them as the session goes on. At the end, return to these objectives to see if you've reached your goals.

 

  • Explanation of how the session will work. Depending on the aim of the session, you'll see the exercises or moves the players need to practise. You can try them in slow motion until you get the drill right. Then speed it up.

 

  • Answers to vital tactical questions. Every session will throw up questions like, “How do I develop this session?”… “How would I put this into a game situation?”… These are all answered for you. In fact each session will prepare you to use what you've learned in a full game.

 

  • What to call out and what to look for. Apart from the usual words of encouragement, it's good to shout key instructions to players. I'll tell you when, how and what to call out for maximum impact. You also need to keep your eyes open for mistakes. I'll help you identify quickly where players might go wrong so you can quickly put them right.

 

  • Game situations and developments. Most sessions include at least one game situation to help you hone your players' skills and techniques within a competitive, pressured atmosphere.

 

  •  Ways to get good feedback. Each session gives you the chance to challenge your players and the game situation, either by using feedback or asking yourself the most vital questions.

Dramatically improve your team's performance

The training sessions within Coaching Rugby are full of fresh new ideas for squads of any size. They are designed to help you engage with your players and develop their core rugby skills…

… the skills they will use throughout their playing “careers”, whether that's simply for the season ahead or through adulthood.

Each session has a clear objective and should take no more than 5 minutes to set up. This will leave you more time to practise with the players.

Which leaves you time to go out and enjoy the training session!

Customer Reviews

Login to add a review
John Schropfer, Regional Community Manager, Welsh Rugby Union
By John Schropher (not verified), 11th October 2010

“The Coaching Rugby Manual goes beyond the standard qualifications to describe exactly what needs to be taught in practical terms. It emphasises not just the “how to manage a group of players”, but also “how to coach”, “what to coach”, and “what to observe and analyse” if players are not performing a skill to the correct “outcome”. It is an authoritative source, full of proven training techniques and coaching plans to lead new coaches through the minefield of their first coaching year.”

W Robilliard, Coach Education Manager, Australian Rugby Union
By Anonymous, 1st May 2010

“This resource is excellent. I'm sure that it would aid any new coach in the game.”

Nick Lambert, Coaching Co-ordinator, Ealing RFC Minis
By Anonymous, 11th October 2010

"This Manual is a coaching one-stop-shop... Ideal for those who are looking to step across the touchline for the first time and who aspire to deliver meaningful coaching sessions without endless hours of research and preparation."

Head Coach U12s, Blackheath FC, London, England
By Don Compton, (not verified), 11th October 2010

"I wish this had been available when I started coaching, it would have made my life so much easier.

"I found this a truly comprehensive manual, different types of pass, tackles creating space, back plays, along with all the usual forward set pieces. The nice thing is there are also drills to make it more interesting, both for the coach and those being taught.

"I thoroughly recommend this to Level 1 coaches and even those going into Level 2."

Simon Jones, U11 Coach, Mumbles RFC, Wales
By Anonymous, 11th October 2010

"I found the Manual very informative and easy to use. It contained drills and advice on areas of the game that I have been unable to find anywhere else. We used the drills for improving body angles at the ruck and saw a marked improvement in the boys."