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Defence

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Defence Resources

Front Tackle

Front Tackle

Added 9 months ago

Side Tackle

Side Tackle

Added 9 months ago

Soak Up

Soak Up

Added 9 months ago

Straight Lines

Straight Lines

Added 9 months ago

Ruck Offside Line

Ruck Offside Line

Added 9 months 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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