Youth Rugby Coach - Vlog 02

Thursday Night Rugby Training for San Clemente U8

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Thursday Night Rugby Training for San Clemente U8.

Impressed with these boys although too much running sideways and not enough running forwards!

All recorded on the GoPro Session 5 – http://amzn.to/2j8DMhD

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Local South Orange County Rugby Clubs

San Clemente Rugby: http://www.SanClementeRugby.com
Dana Rugby Club: http://www.DanaRugby.com
Tritons Rugby: http://www.tritonrugbyclub.com/
San Juan Hills Rugby: https://www.facebook.com/SanJuanStallionsRugbyClub/

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Vlog #1 – The Adventure Begins!

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Finley and I are documenting our rugby growth both with him as a player and me as a coach. we’ll see how this goes and how long we keep this up!

Inspired by the likes of the SloMo Guys, Casey Neistat and Mr Ben Brown.

All recorded on the GoPro Session 5 – http://amzn.to/2j8DMhD

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U8 Rugby Drills

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It’s time to get versed with some U8 Rugby Drills

My Son started U8 rugby last week and it was awesome to watch.

My plan was to sit on the sidelines and watch and let someone else coach him. I know he was going to get his fair share of rugby over the years as my son.

That plan only lasted 1 session.

On the second training session I helped out the U8 rugby program and kinda took it over. I couldn’t help it and I was the only one with a whistle. being the USC womens rugby coach didn’t do me any favors and all the dads were like “awesome job, we’ll work off you!”

The trick with these little ones is to keep them moving and keep it entertaining. Having coached high school and club allowed me to build on drills but these little rugby players attention span wonders within 10 seconds.

So time to do some research and find some good drills to keep these boys running around and learning.

U8 Rugby Drills

Although geared towards rugby league this is a great site with some simple drills

Grip Evasion drill

 

Here is some great handling drills for U8’s from The Crusaders skill coach Brent Frew

 

So there are a few drills I will be implementing tonight. Never really thought about using rugby league drills but there is some great info on www.minimodcoach.com/

More to come so stay tuned!

Cheers

Ibbo

All Black Jerry Collins and Barnstable RFC

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The news of All Black Jerry Collins shook the rugby world last week and rightly so. Jerry collins was a phenominal rugby player and a great human being and the story the lights my heart up is off his encounter with Barnstable RFC.

Being a Devon boy myself i know exacly what it is like to play 2XV rugby in the heart of devon on a saturday afternoon. But walking out with on the field with current international player would have been an awesome site to see.

This is truly what rugby is about. Jerry Collins didn’t care who he played for that weekend. He just wanted to play rugby.

RIP Jerry Collins

This is How NOT to Pass a Rugby Ball

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This is most definitely how not to pass a rugby ball!!!

This is almost cringe worthy. Do not listen to this guy, he makes no sense. If the ball is passed forward the resulting action is a scrum to the opposition, not a penalty.

I am not responsibly for any information you take from this video and use on the rugby field. Watch at your own risk.

 

How not to pass a rugby ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjXycwGf76Y

Learn How to Pass a Rugby Ball Launching Soon

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Greetings rugby fans.

learn how to pass a rugby ballI have been involved with rugby and coaching for over 30 years and I’ve also done alot with creating stuff online, but now its time to combine these two and deliver my first online rugby coaching product.

Of all the skills and techniques that I coach, passing a rugby ball is probably the most utilized skill yet receives the least amount of specific training. There is so much to learn on the rugby field and passing gets a little overview at the beginning of the season and then we move on quickly.  There is also the vast gap between those that can pass and those that can’t and sometimes I often hope that the kids that can’t spin pass a rugby ball correctly will learn by osmosis from the kids that can pass a rugby ball.

Truth is that method doesn’t really work very well.

Pass a Rugby Ball Effectively and Efficiently

My mission for all my rugby teams going forward from this point on is that they will all be able to spin pass a rugby ball effectively and efficiently. That means passing the ball to its intended target via the most direct path with pace.

No more hospital passes!!

Without having to focus on passing leaves us to focus on the good stuff at training like tackling, rucking, unit work like scrums, lineouts and backs moves.  Having all players confidently passing a rugby balls also gives a much higher level of satisfaction in games, teams will score more tries and players will have a better chance at getting selected by representative teams and universities.

My mission is to teach the world “How to Pass a Rugby Ball”. No bells, no whistles, just simple effective techniques.

Are You Ready to Join Me?

Visit this page ►How to pass a rugby ball and sign up to be notified when the course is available.

 

I Need Your Help Developing an Online Rugby Coaching Program.

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I am currently in the process of developing my first online training program. I need some help from the rugby community. I feel the growth of USA rugby starts with the basics at an early age and want to do something to address that.

I would like your perspective on it coaching either as a player, coach or a parent.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a minute to fill in this form. It really wont take very long.

Cheers

Coach Ibbo