WRU Game Locker

WRU Game Locker

Scrum

Back to U9-U11 Coaching Early Contact

THE AIM

Key Outcomes -u9/10

By the end of  u9/10 the relevant players will understand their roles and be able to demonstrate safely the correct body positions

Loose Head

  • Bind to hooker first
  • Bind tightly to the hooker
  • Feet in correct position (feet parallel to touchline)
  • Shorten neck
  • Tension in chest
  • Lock core
  • Identify opposition Tight Head Prop
  • Bend from hips first, at knees second
  • Weight on balls of feet
  • Head in correct  position position

Tight Head

  • Bind second to the hooker
  • Strong bind
  • Shoulders square, hips square
  • Feet in correct position (feet parallel to touchline)
  • Shorten neck
  • Tension in chest
  • Lock core
  • Identify opposition Loose Head Prop
  • Bend from hips first, at knees second
  • Weight on balls of feet
  • Head in correct position

Hooker Checklist -

  • Bind to Tight Head Prop first to line up square
  • Bind firmly
  • Bind in middle to upper part of props back
  • Hooker to control the  sequence to engage safely
  • Hooker to practise striking for the ball.

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