Scrum and Lineout Setup - HS and A with Mike Cron
In this new series, ex All Black Scrum coach, Mike Cron recounts his 38 years of coaching with tips and tricks on all things scrummaging.
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Part 1. Mike Cron Interview 10:04 Free video
In this new series, we sit down with ex All Black scrum coach, Mike Cron and talk about coaching and effective training sessions. Coaches must keep coaching and players must keep learning. Enjoy!
Part 2. Set Up & Hit on Set 8:58 Member content
Mike, a legend with rugby coaching, starts with the Fundamentals of the Scrum Engagement and as always is asking players questions to gauge the success of the activity. Safety 1st, get balanced, and push as one – the foundation of Mike Cron’s scrummaging. Enjoy!Play video
Part 4. Understanding the Value of your Role 7:49 Member content
Build the pressure but don’t go anywhere. Ex All Black Forwards and Scrum coach, Mike Cron, continues to build his Scrum. This week ‘Cronno’ is loading the power from the ground up. The ‘Ikea’ bind is in place now it is time to add the power but not the movement. Players also need to Understand the ‘value of their role’. 65% of the power comes from the ‘back 5’. Get through the processes. Sink and extend on the ‘go’ call.Play video
Part 5. Operate as a Unit 10:49 Member content
Scrummaging is: 8 people working in the same direction at the same time.
8 people having the ability to stay strong at the same time. Ex All Black Forwards and Scrum coach, Mike Cron, continues to build his Scrum with his Manawatu Turbo Academy players. This week, with eyes shut and no talk, ‘Cronno’ educates the pack on how to work together, asking the players to ‘Feel’ their connection.
Part 6. Perfecting Individual Technique 13:48 Member content
This week, ex All Blacks Forwards and Scrum coach, Mike Cron, has an Individual Technique focus with his Manawatu Turbo Academy players, as he continues to build his Scrum. Watch ‘Cronno’, using a Powa Single Man Sled, individualise and perfect players’ Scrum Techniques. Enjoy!Play video
Part 7. Understanding your Body for Scrummaging 6:18 Member content
This week, 200+ test ex All Blacks Forwards and Scrum coach, Mike Cron with his Manawatu Turbos Academy players demonstrates how to get young players to understand and use their body better AND to get into a correct body position for entering a scrum or contact. Enjoy!Play video
Part 10. Progressing 1v1 to 1v2 8:13 Member content
Ex All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron returns to develop the ability to Stay Strong with Movement. This week ‘Cronno’ starts with 1v2 engagement and getting players to push through and not up or down. Learning under pressure to ‘stay in the contest’. Enjoy!Play video
Part 11. 1v1/3v3/6v6 - Loading Drill 6:09 Member content
In this video, Scrum guru and ex All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron with help from his Manawatu Turbo Academy players works on developing Scrum Cohesion. ‘Cronno’ starts with 1v1 through to 8v8 engagement to isometric load together as a unit. Enjoy!Play video
Part 12. 8V8 - Isometric Loading 6:44 Member content
Scrum guru and ex All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron completes his scrum series with the Manawatu Turbo Academy players putting together a full scrum Isometric Load. ‘Cronno’ completes the session with a ‘Learning Pot’ debrief. Coaches, a great environment for players to reinforce their learnings! Enjoy!Play video
Part 13. Adapt and Adjust 4:22 Member content
Load and Punch to generate forward momentum with no gap at scrum time. As Scrum guru and ex All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron explains in this week release. ‘Cronno’ with the help of the Manawatu Turbo Academy players provides more ‘tools’ for your scrum coaching toolbox.Play video
Part 16. Lineout Primer Drills - Better Stability for Jumpers 10:37 Member content
In this video, Mike shows you how to Prime your lifts and jumps for all scenaros. Strong through the core – long through the arms. Enjoy!Play video
Part 17. Lineout Primer Drills - Developing Speed for Jumpers 10:21 Member content
Lineouts are a combination of explosive actions as All Black forwards coach Mike Cron reiterates in his final Lineout Primers session with his Manawatu Turbos Academy forwards. Build your team’s lineout explosive speed and catching agility using ’Cronno’s’ expertly presented Primers. Enjoy!Play video
Part 18. 1v1 Weighted Balance Drill 2:01 Member content
The Scrum Doctor, ex All Black’s forwards Mike Cron adds the final drill to our Forwards’ Primer series.
Cronno with his Manwatu Turbos Academy players adds some weight and coordination movement to the Isometric 1v1 drill.
Simple, effective and can be done by all forwards, at any level, male and female – just adjust the weights accordingly.Play video
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Harry Butterworth England
Great drills and well taught too
John Nel England
Great info, gets the brain thinking and the creativity flowing.
Miguel travaglini Argentina
Muy bueno todo pero no hay opciones en castellano..
Lionel Langenhoven South Africa
fantastic learning tool .so much detail and knowledge.
Guy McKim Canada
I just love the sessions done by Cron, he presents such useful reminders/tips.
Peter New Zealand
That’s a well put together drill that can be used each week.
Ransom Eddings USA
I truly love this series. mike is awesome and gives good in site that players can use to improve their play. It will help my players a lot.
Viorel Popescu Italy
lancelot l connolly USA
Many years ago I had the privilege of attending a live session conducted by Mike in San Diego and it changed almost everything I did scrum wise. He was and continues to be the best.
Mark Smerdon Canada
Absolutely brilliant. Great process to take 8 players together through the steps of engagement. Also enjoyed how Mike used feedback from players to make adjustments or for encouraging correct form.
Takai Taulanga New Zealand
Muir Kara Spain
This is gold, will definitely be using this, Thanks Cronno
Charles Bates USA
Excellent series, I hope there are more installments. (Hey, Rugby Site, please put a date on the content – I want to know if I’m watching something from this month, this year, this decade, this century….)
Keith McLaughlin Canada
The Master! Always come away from a Mike Cron scrum session with new insights.
Clive Cashell Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Loved this some really good common sense advice for coaches. Its all about the players learning
John Christopher lavery Canada
Always leaves you wanting more. Such clarity and precision in language. Informative and enjoyable.
Carter Croft England
Wise words from a wise coach, Mike is always worth listening to.
Hamish Webb England
Fantastic insight particularly about timings of a session. Coaches are too often slaves to their pre planned session and don’t read what the players need during their time with you. Don’t look at your lesson plan and watch so much, look/listen to your players.
Claude PIPISEGA France
Tank Lanning South Africa
Brilliant! Mike, where did you get that retractable stick of yours? Looks like a useful bit of equipment? Cheers
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