Closing the space between, power and head position.
2 hit shields.
Players get in pairs each with a hit shield standing 1m away.
Get in to balance by using ‘feet alive’ prior to the contact. When contact with opposite number is made, drive other hit shield backwards toward their starting point with a straight and strong back and a strong leg drive.
Then take out a hit shield and repeat with strong tackle technique.
Finish with hit shield holder moving to left or right.
Key Coaching Points
Go forward quickly to take up the space.
Get in to a strong position by crouching, taking small steps, and getting ready to explode with the legs and the shield.
Drive in a line.
Use your leg drive, keep your eyes open, and use your feet movement to provide stability. Place your shoulder on your own shield so that you are driving with a straight back.
VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:
Make area smaller or bigger.
Introduce a number of pairs and call out numbers to make a race.