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Breakdown - Basics Preparation with Ben Herring

The Breakdown along with the Tackle are the main contact areas in rugby. It is necessary to prepare the player's body for the contact and subsequent securing of possession. This preparation is all about safety and will help minimise player injuries at training and during the game.

Part 1. Breakdown Accuracy   1:19 Free video

What does being accurate at the breakdown actually mean? How low do you need to be effective? How important is it to time your clearout drive? Analyst Hamish Webb explains how these key points determine your breakdown success in his latest skills analysis series release.

 

Part 2. Breakdown starts with the Core 4:55 Free video

Ex Rugby Site Manager and Otago coach Ben Herring's emphasis is on good basic technique, and enjoyment, for coaches to follow, with new players and new coaches to use. Core strength is a key element in building a strong platform at the breakdown. It also helps protect the kids at the breakdown engagement. Play video

Part 3. Breakdown Drills - Core & Lower Body 6:02 Member content

Ex Rugby Manager and Otago coach Ben Herring takes you through some simple core movements that help you prepare for getting stuck into a breakdown. This video concentrates on the core and lower body. Play video

Part 4. Breakdown Upper Body & Stealing the Ball 8:05 Member content

Ex Rugby Manager and Otago coach Ben Herring takes you through some simple core movements that help you prepare for getting stuck into a breakdown. This video concentrates on the upper body and stealing the ball. Play video

Part 5. Breakdown Primer Work & Body Awareness 6:19 Free video

Hawkes Bay coach Josh Syms shares his innovative ideas around developing breakdown skills. Session one is all about preparing the body for the Breakdown ground work. Uniquely, Josh has premier and schoolboy men's and women's players at the session. All learning and performing the same skills, and drills, at the same time. Play video

Part 6. Breakdown Part 2 Drills & Games 10:15 Member content

Ex Rugby Site manager and Otago coach Ben Herring goes through great games to play to help prepare for the breakdown. The Breakdown is a unique collision contest and its important to prepare players for it. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Duration 36:55
Topics Breakdown Coaches Corner
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English

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Very practical coaching for building up to an end product of an effective 3 Man ruck with half back passing

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