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CoacHclass Top Tips X

In the week of the Heineken Cup Final our CoacHclass Top Tips focuses on the Principles of Defence

Tom Rees tackles Felippe Contepomi in the Heineken Cup Quarter-Final v Leinster

Tom Rees tackles Felippe Contepomi in the Heineken Cup Quarter-Final v Leinster

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Principles of Defence


Ever wondered why and how London Wasps players such as Tom Rees, Joe Worsley and Fraser Waters are so effective in defence?

The Principles of Defence and the associated core skills and understanding are a big part of the CoacHclass intinerary that will be coached at our Summer CoacHclasses. This is coached with the emphasis that we also place on the Principles Of Play:

  • Gain Possession
  • Go Forward
  • Support
  • Continuity
  • Pressure
  • Points
Fraser Waters tackles Sebastain Chabal

Fraser Waters tackles Sebastain Chabal

Principles of Defence


In sequential order the Principles of Defence are:
  • Go Forward
  • With the Support of teammates
  • To apply Pressure
  • And Regain Possession
  • To Attack

Communication And Effective Tackling Are Essential Components Of Defence

Coaching Points:


Joe Worsley tackles Geordan Murphy at the Millenium Stadium

Joe Worsley tackles Geordan Murphy at the Millenium Stadium

  1. Go Forward
    Reduces opposition time and space and therefore the options available
  2. Support
    At any given situation every player must understand and communicate their role within the team's defensive pattern
  3. Pressure
    Pressure occurs when a team goes forward with support making effective tackles
  4. Regain Possession
    Regain possession by:
    1. Making effective tackles
    2. Support players to regather the ball or tie up the ball off the ground
  5. Attack to Score

CoacHclass Top Tips Series


CoacHclass Top Tips - Popping the ball out of the tackle
CoacHclass Top Tips II - Decision-making in attack
CoacHclass Top Tips III - Rucking
CoacHclass Top Tips IV - Evasive Running
CoacHclass Top Tips V The Fend / Hand Off
CoacHclass Top Tips VI The Three-Point Principle before, during and after contact
CoacHclass Top Tips VIIThe Switch and Scissor Passes

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CoacHclass Top Tips VIII Back Attack Roles
CoacHclass Top Tips IX Gaining Possession

Summer CoacHclass


5-Day Residential 'Be Your Best' Academy CoacHclass at SEAE Arborfield with London Wasps and the British Army
30th July 2007 to 3rd August 2007

Under 14s to Under 18s
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3-Day Summer CoacHclass at Aylesbury RFC
14th to 16th August 2007
Under 8s to Under 15s
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CoacHclass

CoacHclass

3-Day Summer CoacHclass at the London Wasps Training Ground, Twyford Avenue, Acton
21st to 23rd August 2007
Under 8s to Under 15s
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3-Day Summer CoacHclass at High Wycombe RUFC
28th to 30th August 2007
Under 8s to Under 15s
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