WRU Game Locker

WRU Game Locker

Straight Lines

Back to Defence


Groups of 4-5




  • Working on holding a defensive line without focusing on attackers
  • Drill involves a series of up/back/across movement to get individuals to get the concept of working as a line and working in a team
  • Huge focus on communication and organisation


Session Plan Diagram

Coaching Points

  • Communication
  • Peripheral vision to keep the line of defenders
  • Hands high (boxers hands) Chest Height
  • Awareness of positioning - spatial awareness
  • Look and face forward

Variation / Progression

  • Walking/Running - Speed of Line
  • Different distances of grid - increase or decrease distance between spacing of defenders
  • Different distances of grid

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