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Mike Friday 7s Series with Mike Friday

Watch the latest Mike Friday series, filmed at Sydney University.

Part 1. Mike Friday - 7s Promo   0:25 Free video

Watch our promo video for the upcoming Mike Friday 7s Series!


Part 2. 7s Kick Off Fundamentals - The Stack Kick Off 5:13 Member content

Mike returns with the first module in a new 7s skills series starting with the Stack Kick-off. Enjoy! Play video

Part 3. 7s Attack Set Up's Line Out 5:09 Member content

In this video, Mike is working with Sydney University players and focusing on Attack Strategies from the Lineout. Play video

Part 4. 7s Scrum Attack Strategies 6:42 Member content

This video is for those wanting to improve the attack success of their 7s team. Enjoy! Play video

Part 5. 7s Attack - Reload the Pullout 8:45 Member content

In this video, Mike is showing us how to maximise our attack using 'The Pullout' to great effect. Enjoy! Play video

Part 6. 7s Attack Strategies - The Wrap 7:05 Member content

In this video, coach Friday lets us in on his first trick to giving his pace enough space. It's called "The Wrap". Enjoy! Play video

Part 7. 7s Attack Strategies - The Drag 7:03 Member content

Mike's latest video is called The Drag, it is a simple pattern of play. 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

Part 9. 7s Attack Drill from 5, 6 & 7 7:08 Member content

In this module Mike looks at the role of the 5, 6 and 7 and how to manipulate the space for your speed. Enjoy! Play video

Part 10. 7s Attack Hit on Drill 4:21 Member content

Mike joins us to demonstrate one of his favourite drills, the Hit on drill. Enjoy! Play video

Part 11. 7s Attack Structure - The Mirror Drill 8:40 Member content

To help you develop a 7s game like South Africa and Fiji, we have USA 7s coach Mike Friday to take us through some attack drills. Enjoy! Play video

Part 12. Defence 1,2, and 3 Drill 7:17 Member content

Mike introduces a defence build up drill for position's 1,2, and 3. Looking at their roles and responsibilities. Enjoy! Play video

Part 13. Defence 4, 5 and 6 Drill 9:53 Member content

Watch Mike Friday in his latest video talk about the build up drill, concentrating on 4, 5 and 6 man. Enjoy! Play video

Part 14. 7s Attack and Defence - The Italian Job 5:47 Member content

Mike completes his defence series with what he calls the Italian Job. Enjoy! Play video

Part 15. Split Chaos Drill 4:48 Member content

Mike Friday returns with a 7s defence session Split Chaos. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15
Duration 92:51
Topics Sevens
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

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



Great Britain & Northern Ireland

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


Rugby Site, we’d love if you can translate in spanish !!!


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.


Good stuff !!!

South Africa

Translate in spanish… p l e a s e !!!!!


Great series


This is fantastic training.


Translate in spanish, please!!


this is awesome.


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.


Very interesting ! Thanks Mike !


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


Friday’s sessions are always enlightening. These are no exception.




Wow, fantastic. Very simple and easy to comprehend.

New Zealand

Nicely done with 2/3 angle perspectives for players and coaches, clearly presented by Mike


good, but in this video there are no subtitles (CC button). could you please add them? thanks


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