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Non Contact Session Plans - Defence with The Rugby Site

The purpose of this series is provide coaches with a series of off season session plans you can use to develop players skills, have some fun, build player fitness and all non contact. All these sessions can be done anywhere on a pitch or even at the beach.

Part 1. Off Season - Defence Warm-up   5:07 Member content

Ex All black's 7s Conditioning coach Keith Roberts gets this session underway with a run, catch pass fitness drill.

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Part 2. Defence Line Integrity 7:31 Member content

Ex All Black coach and defence master, Sir Graham Henry shares his philosophy of defence and also introduces specific activities that he believes in to build and test defence systems, from set piece through to general play. Play video

Part 3. Defence when Numbers are Down 5:12 Member content

Can 4 players defend against 9? Or 6 against 8? Ex All Black and World Cup winning coach and defence master Sir Graham Henry with his line up of future international stars demonstrates how it is possible. Play video

Part 4. Reacting and Adjusting Defence Alignment 6:20 Member content

Ex All Black and Hurricanes captain Rodney So'oialo explains how to realign defence structures from phase play. Play video

Part 5. 5m Channel Drills 5:28 Member content

Always good to wind a session down with some catch and pass skills in a game competition format for the players to have some fun. Ex All Black Fullback and test centurion Mils Muliaina presents some 5m channel games to use. Get creative and engage the players. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 29:38
Topics Youth Coaching Session Plans
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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