WRU Game Locker

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Defence

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Defence Resources

Front Tackle

Front Tackle

Added one year ago

Side Tackle

Side Tackle

Added one year ago

Soak Up

Soak Up

Added one year ago

Straight Lines

Straight Lines

Added one year ago

Ruck Offside Line

Ruck Offside Line

Added one year ago

THE AIM

Key Outcomes

By the end of the U9's the player will be able to -

  • Successfully and safely complete an individual tackle showing the correct technique

Key Coaching Factors

Concentrate on tackle techniques -

  • Head Position
  • Feet in Close
  • Points of Contact
  • Ring of Steel
  • Finishing Position 

Key Outcomes

By the end of U10s the player will be able to -

  • Successfully and safely complete an individual tackle showing the correct technique.
  • Having successfully completed a tackle, release ball carrier, regain his feet and contest the breakdown legally.
  • Position self appropriately in relation to the breakdown if the 2nd player to contest for the ball.
  • Understand the defensive responsibilities / options at defending a mini ruck.

Key Coaching Factors

  • As Key Coaching Factors at U9s.
  • Regain feet, enter tackle from onside position. Assume correct body position whilst contesting.
  • Highlight all offside lines.
  • Introduce positioning in relation to opposition numbers and options and identify attacking / continuity options and how to defend them

 

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