How to Treat a Sprained Ankle
Sprained ankles are a particularly common injury among outdoor adventurers and they can happen with nearly any activity, including hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, climbing or running. Given just how frequently sprained ankles can occur, knowing how to treat one is a valuable skill to have.
Create a platform to attack using 4-man lineouts
The shortened 4-man lineout is a weapon best used between your own 10m and opposition 22m lines. The aim is to set up a platform and create space with "spare" forwards doing the attacking and drawing in defending players as a result.
Mixing the feet
In this simple exercise, combine the main running skills needed to create a fun activity which gets players thinking, running and competing against each other. Why use it? This activity is designed for two players to run against each other while performing rugby-relevant running and evasion tasks. Set up A ball each. Eight cones mark...
6 top skills circuits
The trouble is that “skills” training can be quite boring because it has to be, by nature, repetitive. That’s not to say you can’t use games and gamification to make things better though. Why not try a skills circuit, with tight timings for each station. Players work in groups of four – as two pairs...
The Best Football Drills for Kids - Game Plan Your Future
What is the Best Football Drill for Youth Football Players that play on the offensive line? These are the best football drills for kids.
Rugby coaching drill to improve rucking skills
A rucking grid creates various challenges for the players to react to. It helps them concentrate on how to arrive "through the gate" and make a difference at the ruck.
4-3-2 passing with a purpose
I always maintain that passing should be for a reason - even if it is just because there is someone better placed to take the ball forward. Work on quick passing under pressure with a passing option
Pre-binding before contact at rucks: The pros and cons
By Eamonn Hogan, experienced rugby coach working with representative teams in the UK and the US Some coaches like to have their players bind before they enter a ruck situation. This was a popular move in the ’80s with the All Blacks. Pros of pre-binding 1. Clears out defenders with the power of two Two...