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Defence Session Plan - Junior with The Rugby Site

This session plan is targeted for young players new to the game. A game has a unique playing structure - 15 players on each side but always behind the ball with set piece and unlimited phase play possible. This session will help young players learn to understand the concept of tracking an opposing player(s) within a team setup/system to safely stop them.

Part 1. Warm up - Rugby Netball   6:20 Member content

With junior players it is useful to start each session with some Catch and Pass activity. Get them running around using the ball. Rugby Netball is a good game before a defence session as it gets the players aware of tracking and moving marking players. Ben Herring explains the Rugby Netball game well in his Catch and Pass Games session.

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Part 2. Defence Alignment and Structure for Juniors 15:13 Member content

Rugby Site Founder, Brendon Ratcliffe presents a great session on introducing a defence structure for junior players. Follow this session and your young players will be lining up their opposites in no time. Play video

Part 3. Elimination Touch for Juniors 10:29 Member content

Then wind the session down with some Elimination Touch. It gives the players a chance to test their tracking and alignment skills in a fun environment. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Duration 32:02
Topics Defence Session Plans
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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