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Warm Up Series with The Rugby Site

In this series we cover warm up drills.

Part 1. Defensive Warm Up Drill   6:23 Member content

In this video, we start our programme warm up series. Alex's coaching partner at Nottingham Neil Fowkes introduces the Defensive Line Speed and Tackle warm-up.

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Part 2. Pre-Match Warm Up - Goal Line Defence Drill 3:42 Member content

In this video, we continue our match warm up series featuring drills to get you game ready. Play video

Part 3. Run Catch and Pass Warmup 4:18 Member content

This week we continue our match warm up series featuring drills to get you 'game' ready with Nottingham coach Alex O'Dowd. Enjoy! Play video

Part 4. Run Catch and Pass Warmup Juniors 10:41 Free video

A great warm up drill for young and new players at training and prior to their game. This week, we feature Hamish Webb (our UK Rugby Site Rugby Manager), at our UK clinic with the Hackney Rugby Club. Play video

Part 5. Pre-Match Reaction Warm-ups 4:34 Member content

In this video, Phil Greening at his superb Athlete Factory Chester facilities, is working on some pre-match Reaction Ready drills. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 29:38
Topics Youth Coaching Warm Up
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Nice and simple but effective ….


Great game related drills i will use them

South Africa

Excellent simple drills, I will use them.


Great drill for Pick defence. Has to be a chop first tackle to stop the momentum.


Really like the drill and will introduce it in my pre-match warm up

South Africa

Great warm up drill !


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