Breakdown and Tackle Skills - All with Josh Syms
Josh Syms takes a refreshing look at the breakdown and tackle. He breakdown the skill set and has uses specific drills to improve the skills.
Part 1. Josh Syms Interview 18:47 Free video
Watch Josh Syms talk to our Producer, Warren about his background and insights. Enjoy!
Part 3. Attacking Ball Breakdown (Fog) Fight on the Ground 16:59 Member content
In this video, we hear from Josh as he starts introducing drills to help you develop the skill to win the ‘fight’ at the breakdown. Enjoy!Play video
Part 4. Defensive Breakdown Slowing & Stealing Ball 17:06 Member content
Watch Josh in his latest video on fight at the breakdown. Enjoy!Play video
Part 7. Tackle Primer Work - Getting in a good position 12:38 Member content
This week, Josh begins with primer drills to get your body in a good position for the tackle. Enjoy!Play video
Part 8. Tackle (part 1 of 2) - Footwork to effect a good chop tackle 15:07 Member content
In this video, Josh shows us how to build on our tackle and good tackle techniques. Enjoy!Play video
Part 9. Tackle (part 2 of 2) - The punch through & bite 10:41 Member content
In this video, Josh continues with part 2 of the tackle – creating a good tackle technique. Enjoy!Play video
|Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
|Player Programme Tackling Breakdown Women's Rugby
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Joe Husgen USA
Part 3 was awesome. Josh made some great points about the need to Fight On Ground
lancelot l connolly USA
Great, logical buildup. Easy to understand and execute.
Jon Boyle England
Confess I didn’t know Josh before but really enjoyed this session. Good detail.
Héctor Gustavo Pinta Argentina
PLEASE, EN ESPAÑOL
Fabian Tascheret Argentina
muy bueno!!! muy detallada la explicación desmenuzando punto por punto
Andrew Walmsley Canada
Great stuff. I’ll be incorporating it into training on Monday.
Scott Griffin Australia
Great content, I will definitely use this with my team.
Luiz Melo Brazil
Great content! Cheers from Brazil
Juan Maineri Argentina
Steve Thompson New Zealand
Nice work lots of detail fine points
Simon Northfield Australia
Excellent, well thought out progression of drills.
Jeff Bagshaw Canada
Really useful and well explained, going to use this at practice today!!!
Yusuf Sultan South Africa
Very good,great detail will definitely use these techniques
Geoff New Zealand
Great stuff Cheers
Shaun Sheppard England
Right up there with the very best coaches on this site
Justin Trollip Australia
very considered and great detail. Drills are very relevant and ‘deliverable’
John Kelly Ireland
Absolutely chock full of articulate and useable drills to help with the breakdown. The u18s on Thursday will love It! Thank you, Josh.
Hazz Poi Australia
Great… Will add trace as an extention to our hip pop drill… and add to our awareness of space drills at the breakdown… thanx…
Gary Hendler England
This is a very clear demo which is easy to follow including fresh explanations as to what players can do more of to win or keep the ball…excellent thank you!
Carter Croft England
Very good, I enjoyed it and will use these techniques.
David Forsgate Indonesia
Very useful drills and clearly explained from Josh, will use at training tomorrow!
Hamish Webb England
Fantastic session. Far too many young players want to present the ball too quickly rather than fight to provide good ball. THE most important player in a breakdown is the ball carrier.
iharaira sinnott New Zealand
Great videos tugbys still a simple game and creating relationships. great interveiw great mindset drills & primers . def knows his stuff around the contact area
Clive Cashell Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Some good technical detail from Josh around the breakdown and good to see that he also identified safety points as well
Chris Collins Australia
Excellent presentation very clear and concise application of biomechanics to the breakdown
Dave Flynn Argentina
Excellent stuff, pitched at a good level for all standards of player to appreciate the message and some really handy coaching pointers
Sebastian Suarez Argentina
Muy pero muy buenos ejercicios hace mucho que no subían ejercicios de este tipo. Ojalá lo empiecen a hacer mas seguido. Los felicito !!!!
Very efficient drills for working on strong body position.
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