Breakdown Session Plans - Junior with The Rugby Site
This session plan is targeted for young players either new to the game or encounter contact and the Breakdown in a game for the 1st time. The Breakdown is unique to and a fundamental part of rugby and should be enjoyed and not feared. This session will help young players learn to engage the Breakdown correctly and safely with positive results.
Part 1. Breakdown Starts with the Core 4:55 Member content
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.
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Part 3. Ball Carry and Placement 4:47 Member content
Rugby Site Founder Brendon Ratcliffe expertly explains the key techniques for young players to retain possession when carrying the ball into contact and placing the ball when going to ground. Winning the breakdown is fundamental to winning a rugby game. Play video
Part 5. Decision Making at Breakdown 7:03 Member content
Finish with Black Ferns Assistant coach, Wesley Clarke drill for new players to master the decision making and technical aspects of the breakdown. This gets players thinking about what they have to do when they get to the breakdown and begin to create an awareness of their roles. Play video
|Course||Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5|
|Topics||Breakdown Catch and Pass Session Plans|
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