Rugby Games & Drills

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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 \qq: Perhaps we want to say “activities”? Also, total may change. –Laura Xqq\ designed to bring out the very best in players, regardless of age or ability or rugby code.

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Overview

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 \qq: Perhaps we want to say “activities”? Also, total may change. –Laura Xqq\ 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450402132
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 491,166
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Game Finder

Preface

Key to Diagrams

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 Union and League

Chapter 10 Planning for the Season

References

About the Authors

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