7s Attack and defence drills with Mike Friday
USA Rugby 7s coach and NexGen 7s founder Mike Friday presents another great series from Sydney University in Australia on drills to develop your 7s game.
Part 1. Mike Friday - 7s Promo 0:25 Free video
USA Rugby 7s coach and NexGen 7s founder Mike Friday previews his latest series on drills to develop your 7s game.
Part 2. 7s Kick Off Fundamentals - The Stack Kick Off 5:13 Member content
Mike starts the series with the Kick off. His focus in the video is on how to stack your players ready to receive and claim the kick-off. Enjoy! Play video
Part 8. 7s Attack Combo Drill - Pull Out, Drag or Wrap? 4:35 Member content
Decision making is one of the most important facets in the game. Players and coaches need to know what cues they are looking for when executing these plays. Join Mike, as he picks up the subtilties in our attacking options. Play video
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Dirk Laurence USA
Great videos, and simple to integrate into training.
Jay Rizzo USA
Great to see the top coaches using basic 2 V 1 terminology when explaining an attacking strategy.
these session are great. im finding it hard to share with players? can anubody help?
Dali Ndebele New Zealand
Mike’s videos give great insight into the art of coaching 7s. What makes them powerful is that they empower you from a practical point of view, presenting material you can use immediately and with ease, whilst you also pick up very useful pertinent language.
Mark Komar Hong Kong
Excellent vids, although you may want to update some. Specific example: Part 7. 7’s Contact – 2 in Drill, about the “rights” of the tackler, as they must now come throug hthe gate. But again, great videos and excellent technical points.
Loveni Enari Spain
Brilliantly broken down. Love the work he’s doing with the USA team.
Brian – Good question, in my experience with HS and young college players using the third player for the short line is plenty effective, and more managable for them because you can stick in simple groups of three.
However, smart comments from Nicolas in Mexico and Nigel in Wales. Ultimately using the fourth player will be more effective as you face tougher competition, but it requires every player on your team being able to operate at pivot.
Carter Croft England
Excellent video and present. Carter Croft.
In spanish please ! Every video posted is delayed months for to traslate to spanish !
If I could jump in on the 3rd vs 4th man debate, I think the main reason for the 4th man being the short runner is not so much for the initial basic pull out option, but for the drag and wrap options. The 3rd player would be too compressed to be an effective option for this as he would be running pretty much straight and therefore not what Mike calls the magic trick i.e. that player that pops into a hole at the last moment to fix the defence
sailosi Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Crist M Holveck USA
Mike showed this at a recent Summit, and it was very illuminating. It solved a huge problem for our attack (which was built around a quick ruck – but left our attack always short vs the defense). Simple but genius
Mario Cesar Di Rocco Argentina
Rugby Site, we’d love if you can translate in spanish !!!
Daniel Ritchie Australia
Outstanding video! Great combination of 7s specifics, conditioning and examples of adapting as a coach. Mike Friday is great to watch!
Fantastic!!! If i can join the conversation of Nigel and Dunbar, for me it has to be the 4 man to keep the continuity because you need 3 person to keep the ball secure, and the 4th man comes to keep the continuity of the game if there is space in the defense. If the short runner is the 3rd man you can have problems in case of a tackle to keep the ball safe.
Peter South Africa
Good stuff !!!
Sebastian Suarez Argentina
Translate in spanish… p l e a s e !!!!!
Toru Kono Japan
This is fantastic training.
Lucas Barton Argentina
Translate in spanish, please!!
Joe Santos USA
this is awesome.
Nigel Burke England
Great, simple yet effective drill videos Mike! Thx.
In answer to Brian Dunbars review I believe using the 3rd player in this way drags the defence over to create more space. Using the 2nd player would not create as much space. If they don’t follow the 3rd player then the attack will have numbers to attack the short side.
Lalarme Alexis France
Very interesting ! Thanks Mike !
brian dunbar USA
I would like to ask Mike why the 3rd player away from pull out player runs the short line instead of the second player out from pull out player? My high school team thought that the 3rd man out is too far away. Many high school teams run the second man away as short runner. My thought is that if the 3rd man out starts his run on time he can get there and the defense will not be as quick to recognize where the short runner is coming from. Regards, Brian Dunbar Head Coach Unionville Rugby Varsity Boys Coach U.S.A
Scott Adlington USA
Friday’s sessions are always enlightening. These are no exception.
Pioiva Sasa USA
Ronald Taurarii New Zealand
Wow, fantastic. Very simple and easy to comprehend.
Guy Wolfe Ireland
Nicely done with 2/3 angle perspectives for players and coaches, clearly presented by Mike
Giuseppe Camillo Italy
good, but in this video there are no subtitles (CC button). could you please add them? thanks
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