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Contact Scenarios with Warren Gatland

In this module we’ll look at a number of different contact scenarios and a variety of techniques to use in the contact area. Helping the players to take contact on their own terms, buy some time, make sure the ball comes back and control this critical area of the game. It’s all about retaining possession.

Part 1. Contact Scenarios   18:40 Member content

In this module we’ll look at a number of different contact scenarios and a variety of techniques to use in the contact area. Helping the players to take contact on their own terms, buy some time, make sure the ball comes back and control this critical area of the game. It’s all about retaining possession.

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Course Part 1
Extras Includes a companion PDF
Duration 18:40
Topics Breakdown Espanol
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

excellent easy to follow video, buy that time for your support!

New Zealand

Muy buen video y enseña muy bien la tecnica

Peru

Dominate the breakdown awesome video.

USA

I really liked the fall and roll into the defenders legs technique for giving our support a bit more time to get to the runner and drive over, securing ball

Canada

excellent stuff simple and effective

Hong Kong

Found the rolling tip very interesting. Will definitely give it a go.

Russia

With the fend I was always taught that it is like a punch. Extend and retract. If you hold it out as long as demonstrated in this video, it can be used as a lever to pull a attacker down. Surely hit and spin- you should spin off the first bag- get to the edge and then and be low into the next one. Also on the fall and roll- they are all falling in the horse shoe position- a wider gate- surely they should fall in the I position North to South to narrow the gate.

Australia

I get his point about keeping defenders in two minds, but I don’t like the spin before contact. For kids especially, don’t want them exposing their backs to a big hit. He might have expanded upon the point made about there being no space and targeting one of two defenders rather than trying shooting the gap (and risk being held up). A brief stutter and then power step to the outside of one will put a ball carrier in a stronger position to go through / get around. Tough to practice when holding shields, though. A bump and spin OUT of contact would be a good tool to have as well. Liked the regular emphasis on footwork, though, and that it was done with live opposition. Nothing against ladder work, etc. but feel that it’s important for players to develop evasive / powerful footwork by reacting naturally to a live defender and in realistic space.

Canada

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