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The Gift of Footwork - All with Dave Ellis

Gift your players the key skill of footwork to evade contact.

Dave Ellis looks at evasion at contact for ALL players especially forwards.

Part 1. The Gift of Footwork   8:20 Free video

STEP AWAY FROM THE CONTACT!… keep your feet operating and go forward

are Dave Ellis key starting points as he ‘gifts’ his Waimea and Nelson college players the footwork to step into space rather than the tackle.

This skill can be trained by players at all levels at any time and anywhere.

For more about Dave Ellis’ coaching go to Ellis-rugby

Course Part 1
Duration 08:20
Topics Breakdown Player Programme Youth Coaching
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Youths, ands, highs, and schools  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Love what Dave said about growing into the game and his progression of footwork for all, thank you, hope lots coaches see this, simple but useful.


Great drill, little things that determining the momentum of attack. Individual skills, very simple but spot on. Thanks for sharing. This is your everyday thing… love it.

Arabian Gulf



Great session. Hardly ever coached to younger players. Y.A.C will increase enormously if ALL players work on this. This is the best west way to increase ruck speed.


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