Coming Soon - Mike Friday: 7s Contact Skills (Tackle breakdown & Clear Out) Posted over 10 years ago

Mike Friday and the Kenya 7s team go through a session on contact skills. This includes skills designed to buy time in the tackle for support players and making the correct decision based on the breakdown situation. Here’s what Mike says;

“I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that your players are both accurate in the contact area and also very clear in the decision making process that they are faced with.

If you do that, more often than not you’ll control the ball which gives you a better chance of winning the game."

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Mike is renowned as one of the best 7’s coaches in the world. He was one of the first specialist England 7’s players making his debut in 1996 going on to captained the side at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 World Cup. Mike is England 7’s most successful coach to date, winning 10 titles, including 4 successive Hong Kong titles England 7’s to their only medal games (Silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games). More recently he masterminded the rise of Kenya 7’s to become a world force in the game taking them to the Top 4 in the World in 2012/13 and he is now working with USA 7’s to establish their credentials on the World Series and to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Read more about Mike at

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