Course Name: CPD Coaching 7-a-side Rugby
Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Maidenhead RFC, Braywick Park, Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BN
Delivered by: RFU Coach Education Staff
Prerequisites: Aged over 16 years on the day of the course
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RUGBY SEVENS BASIC RULES
The key factor in sevens is that, as the name cleverly suggests, there are only seven players in each team. This means more ground for each person to cover, but also more possession of the ball for each player. There are just three people in a scrum and two or three in a lineout, whereas in the full game there can be up to eight players in each.
As a result, technical offences are less common and play is faster and freer flowing. In addition, set pieces are a lot simpler to understand, which is great if you can’t get your head around all those scrum laws! With fewer players on the pitch, there is plenty of space for individuals to show off their skills. It is a game that really exploits the basics of rugby – running, passing, tackling and decision-making. To be successful you need speed, skill and stamina.
RUGBY SEVENS: SPEED AND STAMINA THE KEY
Speed is probably the greatest asset in becoming a star on the sevens scene, but you cannot rely on individual flair. Teams have fewer players to cover the pitch, so it is important that everybody works together in unison. The aim is to create as much space as possible for your team-mates and to outmanoeuvre opposition defenders using nifty footwork, such as a swerve or a sidestep.
It is important to keep possession, so you have to look after the ball well. That means working hard in the contact area. If you lose the ball in the tackle or if you miss a tackle, it will probably mean a try for the opposition. You cannot rely on other people to have it covered as they might in the 15-man game. There really is no place to hide in sevens!
Information courtesy of www.rfu.com