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Developing Transition Attack - Modified Games - All with Stuart Woodhouse

This week we return to Australia and visit The King’s School in Sydney’s west for a new Modified Games series.

We start the series by getting an insight into what makes the 600 player, 30 team, 70 coach program successful.

Yes, player numbers, coaching and financial resources can bring competition success but culture and experience are key to the rugby enjoyment and long term love of the game.

Part 1. Love the Experience   5:35 Free video

Winning behaviour about the fundamentals of rugby – a consistent approach

Just one of the key parts to the successful The King’s School rugby program as Director of Coaching Stu Woodhouse outlines as we preview our latest series. Free to View.

2 coaches per team – a teacher manages the culture and behaviour an ex player takes care of the rugby Xs and O = successful program.


Part 2. Overload Touch - modified game 10:11 Member content

Square up the defender and preserve the outside space

is the objective of this Overload Ruck Touch game.
It is a simple game to play with plenty of possible modifications.

However, as coaches it is the focus on skill execution and transition decision making on both sides of the ball that makes the game useful as The King’s School Director of Coaching Stu Woodhouse demonstrates in his management of the game with his U15 players.

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Part 3. 4v3 L Shaped Passing Drill 7:39 Member content

This week, Stu Woodhouse, The King’s School Director of Coaching continues his Transition Attack series and is looking to improve his players Attack Transition Speed using a 4v3 L shaped passing drill.

To challenge their skills, Stu includes simple variations that make the players adjust and find solutions.

Challenge point 75% that is Stu’s optimal effort target for his players performing skill drills.

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Part 4. Overload ruck touch 2 10:00 Member content

Modifications for a purpose and set to challenge the players

is Stu’s approach to any modified game.

In this week’s release, Stu brings the players back to the Overload Ruck modified game but with more layered modifications to accentuate the chaos of the Breakdown Transition.

Also it is an ideal way to condition players to game like action.

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Duration 50:00
Topics Youth Coaching Catch and Pass Attack
Applicable to Coaches   Youths, ands, highs, and schools   Sevens  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

Great drill – the progress make that drill realistic and build more skills and confidence. Thanks for sharing.

Arabian Gulf

A simple yet excellent drill for young players


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