Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby agility, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Conditioning, Rugby Fitness | Tags: Rugby Drills, Rugby Fitness, US rugby, warm ups, women's rugby
Here is a warm up routine that has the following great attributes:
1. It works the whole body.
2. It’s organisational – it promotes teamwork.
3. It’s reactive – there is no set pattern.
4. It is rugby related.
AND, it is easy to replicate across all levels.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: coaching the ruck, Eamonn Hogan, Lisa Rosen, master of disaster, rugby breakdown, tackle contest coaching, US rugby, women's rugby
Here are some excellent videos from the Put me in Coach! blog, written by Lisa Rosen.
Lisa says this:
Yesterday my club, Philly Women, had the pleasure of hosting Eamonn Hogan’s second clinic. This session was designed primarily for adult players and their coaches, but we had several more experienced players from Princeton, UPenn, and Drexel, as well as men and women from Skuylkill River Exiles (our Philadelphia rugger brothers), Philly Women, and Brandywine Riot.
The weather was much better and we advanced and a pretty quick pace, finishing with a full contact series of games. Unfortunately I was only about to video document about half of the session, as the lights on the field just weren’t enough when the sun went down, but I hope you’ll like what you see and can use some of it in your coaching.
Hogan was known as the Master of Disaster at the contact area. He was formerly at the Leicester Tigers and is now part of the coaching team in the US.
Lisa’s blog is a great source of information for coaches, in part because it shows how much organisation is required to put a team on the pitch. I have featured an article from Lisa in International Rugby Technical Journal (formerly known as Rugby Coach newsletter), where she argued the case against “round the corner” drills.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, ELVs, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: bridging, IRB, laws of rugby, sealing, usa rugby, winning the ruck, women's rugby
Last week I posted the IRB reminders on the interpretation of the law about “bridging and sealing”. It is not explicitly stated in the law book but here are the rough definitions:
Bridging: forming a bridge with your legs or knees and hands or elbows over the ball.
Sealing: securing yourself to the tackled player, preventing the opposition grabbing the ball and if driven back, taking the tackled player and ball with you.
Since, in the spirit of the game, players are meant to stay on their feet, any attempt by players who are not on their feet to prevent the ball being contested is illegal.
Market forces have prevailed though. Coaches and players are always seeking ways to profit from the laws.