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Vision and Decision Making with Dave Ellis

You can't watch and read What you can't See Right? Ex Blues and ex Connacht Skills coach Dave Ellis introduces some excellent Vision and Decision Making skills for Coaches to use with their players. Plus looks at the basics of the Catch and Pass during an IRANZ camp..

Part 1. Coach Vision Awareness   7:18 Member content

You can't watch and read what you can't see Right? Ex Blues and Connacht Skills coach Dave Ellis discusses Vision and Decision Making with coaches in the classroom at IRANZ's latest camp in Palmerston North, in NZ. So what is key to making good decisions on the pitch? You need to know what you are looking for. Get there quickly to assess the situation. Communicate the situation and options with your teammates.

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Part 2. Tools for Vision & Decision Making 6:27 Member content

Hands up for the tools for 'heads up rugby'! Ex Blues and Connacht Skills coach Dave Ellis discusses options in his classroom Vision and Decision Making session with coaches at IRANZ's latest camp in Palmerston North, NZ. How to train for & what to look for? Look for some indicator in front. Restrict the vision. Play video

Part 3. Coach Vision Awareness 13:28 Member content

How much Decision making pressure can you manage? Ex Blues and Connacht Skills coach Dave Ellis takes his Coaches during their Vision and Decision Making session to the Green Room to find out! At IRANZ's Green Room Dave put the coaches through a series of skill drills to experience the Decision Making pressure players face in a game. How to train for & what to look for? Understand the pressure players are under on field. Give them the tools to manage the pressure. Build the pressure to challenge not 'break'. Play video

Part 4. Pure Catch - Building pressure 8:47 Member content

Dave shows his coaches during their Vision and Decision Making session, an easy way to start building player pressure and build their skills at the same time. Dave starts building player skills pressure with a series of skill drills using tennis balls only. Concentrate on the ball coming to you. Get into a pass catch rhythm. Test both sides of the body. Play video

Part 5. Targeting and Release 15:11 Member content

Is your backline catch and pass good enough to be flat on the line or do you need depth and time to execute? During IRANZ's latest camp, ex Blues and Connacht Skills coach Dave Ellis with his Palmerston North High school players builds the catch and pass skills. Dave demonstrates to coaches the importance of players targeting and releasing the catch and pass from individual tennis ball passing to a backline routine. Pass through your body not around it. Hands clear and out in front of the body. Hands finishing pointing to the target. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 51:11
Topics Coaches Corner
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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