OBJECTIVE:

Communicate in defence.

EQUIPMENT:

One ball, hit shields and tackle bags.

GROUP SIZE:

Team.

AREA:

15m x 30m.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. Bags are in a line with additional players holding them with a ball.
  2. Six or so players are defenders and they will slide in a straight line following the path of the ball being passed by additional players.
  3. All of the time they are behind the coach who is setting the offside line.
  4. Once the ball has been placed by one of the additional players, the defenders move up as one and secure the ball and tackle any bag in the immediate vicinity of the breakdown.

COACHING POINTS:

• Defenders must keep a straight line.
• Encourage players to communicate.

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