1. Overload peripheral vision and catch pass skills under pressure.

    In this online coaching drill, Crusaders players set up a passing wave activity with the centre player working under pressure. This drill specifically focuses on using peripheral vision, quick hands, all while maintaining good passing technique. This activity can be used to practice long passing or short passing. Suitable for a high school level and upwards.

    Level: All Levels

    Categories: Vision & Awareness

    Tags: All Positions,Ball Handling

    Contribs:
    1. Brent Frew - CRFU Coaching Development Manager, Current Crusaders Skills Coach.
    Brent Frew is well known around Canterbury for his ability to break down and teach core rugby skills in a simple yet effective manner. Brent coaches at all levels through his role as Canterbury Rugby Development Manger and is in hot demand across the region. He plays a key role in the Crusaders environment as Skills Coach with regular individual and team skill focused sessions.

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  2. Improve hand eye speed and peripheral vision.

    Former All Black and current Crusader Backs Coach Daryl Gibson takes you sideline with the Crusaders with another excellent skill drill. Crusaders players demonstrate the drill which targets coordination, catching, hand speed and peripheral vision. These key skills are reinforced consistently in the Canterbury and Crusader environment; this drill can be taught to players of all levels.

    Level: All Levels

    Categories: Vision & Awareness

    Tags: All Positions,Ball Handling

    Contribs:
    1. Darryl Gibson - Former All Black, Crusader and Current Crusaders Backs Coach
    Daryl Gibson joined the Crusaders in a coaching capacity after a long stint playing and coaching in the United Kingdom with the Glasgow Warriors, Leicester Tigers and Bristol Shoguns. Gibson’s played 19 Tests for the All Blacks, 78 appearances for the Crusaders winning titles in 1998, 1999 and 2002.

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  3. Overload catching and passing skills whilst challenging peripheral vision.

    Crusaders Skills coach, Brent Frew, demonstrates this hand eye speed drill with Crusaders players. Improving peripheral vision is the focus with the aim of developing players ability to scan and track the ball quickly during a game situation. This drill can be practiced by players at a high school level and upwards.

    Level: All Levels

    Categories: Vision & Awareness

    Tags: All Positions,Ball Handling

    Contribs:
    1. Brent Frew - CRFU Coaching Development Manager, Current Crusaders Skills Coach.
    Brent Frew is well known around Canterbury for his ability to break down and teach core rugby skills in a simple yet effective manner. Brent coaches at all levels through his role as Canterbury Rugby Development Manger and is in hot demand across the region. He plays a key role in the Crusaders environment as Skills Coach with regular individual and team skill focused sessions.

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  4. To scan defending numbers and use running, passing or kicking in attack.

    In this online video watch skills coach Brent Frew in action at a live Crusaders training session. Crusaders players demonstrate this quick reaction channel attack drill focusing on decision making, evasion and attack skills. The micro skills relating to passing under pressure, fast hands, committing defenders and support angles are challenged. This drill can be practiced by players at a high school level and upwards

    Level: High School & Above

    Categories: Catching & Passing

    Tags: All Positions,Ball Handling

    Contribs:
    1. Brent Frew - CRFU Coaching Development Manager, Current Crusaders Skills Coach.
    Brent Frew is well known around Canterbury for his ability to break down and teach core rugby skills in a simple yet effective manner. Brent coaches at all levels through his role as Canterbury Rugby Development Manger and is in hot demand across the region. He plays a key role in the Crusaders environment as Skills Coach with regular individual and team skill focused sessions.

    Coaching Points:
    1. [00:0:50.000] Stay on your toes with hands up
    2. [00:1:32.000] Catch the ball on your back hip so you are already loaded to pass
    3. [00:1:42.000] Transfer the weight down the line of the pass

    Common Faults:
    1. Flat footed
    2. Don’t catch the ball on back hip- means you have to wind up to pass
    3. Too straight legged- can’t transfer your power
    4. Not passing down line of pass
    5. Hands are down by side so they snap at the ball when it comes off the post

    Progression:
    1. The first receiver varies his position
    2. Throw the ball harder at the post

    Instructions:
    1. Set up with a passer standing with a ball in front of a goal post.
    2. The passer throws the ball at the post so it rebounds back.
    3. The passer reacts to the rebound and passes to a receiver

    # vimeo.com/169031673 Uploaded 27 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Pass and support then reload into position for the next phase of the attack.

    Crusaders players demonstrate a passing activity moving down a wide channel and continuously realigning. This drill replicates a phase attack move followed by realignment to continue the attack. Fundamentals of the rugby pass and support play are applied in this drill including quick hands, straight running, depth and communication. This drill can be practiced by players from high school age and upwards

    Level: High School & Above

    Categories: Catching & Passing

    Tags: Backs,Ball Handling

    Contribs:
    1. Brent Frew - CRFU Coaching Development Manager, Current Crusaders Skills Coach.
    Brent Frew is well known around Canterbury for his ability to break down and teach core rugby skills in a simple yet effective manner. Brent coaches at all levels through his role as Canterbury Rugby Development Manger and is in hot demand across the region. He plays a key role in the Crusaders environment as Skills Coach with regular individual and team skill focused sessions.

    Coaching Points:
    1. [00:0:50.000] Stay strong and balanced over the ball
    2. [00:1:05.000] Scan on approach
    3. [00:1:17.000] Get low and fire the hands to the target

    Common Faults:
    1. Poor position- Bending from the waist and not the knees
    2. Standing up on pass, which results with the pass going high
    3. Not loading the back shoulder

    Progression:
    1. The first receiver varies his position
    2. Go to a line of balls in tyres being contested
    3. Place tyres in different positions, with a receiver either side and 9 reacts to whoever calls for the pass

    Instructions:
    1. Set up with a passer standing in front of a set of tyres.
    2. Place a defender with a hit shield behind the tyres.
    3. he coach puts the ball in the tyre
    4. On the call of the cone colour by the coach the passer runs around the cone then gathers the ball out of the tyres and passes to the first receiver.
    5. The defender meanwhile attempts to put pressure on the passer with the hit shield.

    # vimeo.com/175379697 Uploaded 107 Plays 0 Comments

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