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Attack - Decision Making with Wayne Smith

What is decision making on attack about and how to make the right ones. Understand the space between attack and defence; and challenge defenders all the time. Not only to organise themselves but to start thinking and talking at the same time! This series presents simple ways to scout an opponent, come up with a play then how to create variations off the plays. So that you can attack the space that is given to you now.

Part 1. Decision Making - Attack   14:30 Member content

In this module Wayne looks at setting up a starter move from set piece based on what the opposition are giving you. He presents a simple way to scout an opponent, come up with a play then how to create variations off that play. So that you can attack the space that is given to you now.

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Part 2. Scouting, Decision Making & Attack - re-cut 11:44 Member content

In this video, Ex All Black and 2x World Cup winning coach, Wayne Smith shows how to find attack opportunities on the field and how to exploit them. Enjoy! Play video

Part 3. Game Based Team Attack 30:00 Member content

Former England coach Brian Ashton is 'a great believer that you gain and improve game understanding by actually playing games." In this video Brian takes you through a variety of game specific activities that will help players keep the game up tempo; understand the space between attack and defence; and challenge defenders all the time. Not only to organise themselves but to start thinking and talking at the same time! Play video

Part 4. Principles of Attack (Game Sense) 41:20 Member content

Who are you going to attack? Why are you going to attack them? How should you go about it? Research says that a lot of our champions have great game sense through playing games and being involved in game like situations at training. Ex All Black and 2x world cup winning Coach Wayne Smith believes games help make sense of rugby. Considered the best attack coach in the world, he is worth listening to. Play video

Part 5. Decision Making on Attack 10:44 Member content

Identifying where the space is and getting the ball there as quickly as possible is the key to any effective attack. In this video World Cup winning All Black fly half Dan Carter takes you through what he looks for in an opposition defence that shapes his decision making on attack. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Extras Includes a companion PDF
Duration 26:14
Topics Attack
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

I like it that everyone is involved and played in match conditions, yet there are still restrictions to make it more difficult,

South Africa

Great Video

USA

Outstanding process, clear simple guidelines and great to see young players thinking and understanding the game.

England

Muy bueno , el rugby es para la gente que puensa y busca espacios , no hay que estructurar tanto el juego

Uruguay

Play spot the All Black.

4 I think.

England

Awesome!

Wales

great to see the Maestro at work, developing thinking players.

New Zealand

Great example of developing a ‘’thinking rugby player’’

South Africa

Realmente muy claro, simple y preciso para poder transmitir el concepto de escanear las situaciones, comunicar y poder elegir el rol a desempeñar, ser espacio o pelota.

Argentina

Excelente análisis de la jugada. Y como hacer para tener opciones de ataque respecto de esa jugada. Muy buena recomendación hacia los entrenadores que filmen sus entrenamientos.

Argentina

que bueno que el rugby siga siendo un juego para pensantes!!, gracias wayne por hacer hincapie en mirar que pasa enfrente!!

Argentina

Awesome

Australia

excelente! muy didactico

Argentina

Very precise instructions. Really liked how he got the response from the players, making them solve their own problems.

USA

Look forward to working through this with the boys – exactly what they need to add value and create options in their attack…Cheers

New Zealand

Wayne Smith details the points so they are easy to understand. Throughout the basics are emphasised as key and then everything built from there. Pure excellence

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Very good, it includes some important aspects of attack that you want young players to be comfortable with. It also covers some very basic points to help coaches coach better. UK and Canada

Canada

As with all of Wayne`s material this is excellent and easy to follow. Well recommended

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

well put

Australia

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