The downloads below are available to aid coaches and teachers develop players' individual skills. The specialist skills, outlined below, are vital to making the game of Rugby Union work, e.g. if a hooker cannot throw the ball in effectively, then it is unlikely that their team will consistently win possession at the lineout.
Lineout Throw - Lineout throw technique (pdf), Flat throw activity (pdf), Target throw activity (pdf), Throw with stick activity (pdf), Straight up throw activity (pdf), Straight up throw swiss ball activity (pdf), 45 degree throw swiss ball activity (pdf), Swiss ball kneeling activity (pdf).
Lineout Jump & Support - Pivot lift activity (pdf), Split stance partner lift activity (pdf), Straight up jump activity (pdf), Pod of 3 activity (pdf), 3v3 pod activity (pdf), 4 cone movement activity (pdf).
Kicking Out of Hand - kick technique (pdf), Kicking in pairs (pdf), Single file kicking for partner (pdf), Single file kicking on the move (pdf), Kick tennis (pdf), Kick tennis with counter attack (pdf), Tactical kicking game 3v3 (pdf).
Scrum - Individual scrum technique (pdf), 1v1 scrum (pdf), 1v1 elevator (pdf), 1 v sled/machine (pdf), 1v2 scrum (pdf), Team of 2 v sled/machine (pdf), Team of 3 v sled/machine (pdf), Team 3v3 (pdf), 3v3 front row (pdf), 5v5 scrum with progressions (pdf).
The 1st Receiver - The role of the 1st receiver in attacking team play (pdf), Games & activities to develop the 1st receiver (pdf).
Specialist skills sessions are delivered on a regional basis to players involved in Scottish Rugby's national age grade programme. Players are coached position specific skills by specialist coaches, compromising of regional and national representative, as we all Scotland national team coaches.
Club and school coaches are welcome to attend any of the sessions below for their own CPD.
These sessions will provide you with information on technical and tactical components of the game, with particular reference to scrum, lineout, throwing, kicking, counter attack, handling, tackling and defence.
No registration is required to attend these session. Please turn up on the night and observe the sessions.
If you would like further information then please contact Eddie.Pollock@sru.org.uk (Specialist Skills Coordinator).
Edinburgh: BT Murrayfield 6.30-8.00pm
Caledonia: Stirling County & Aberdeen Sports Village 6.30-8.00pm
Glasgow: Lochinch 6.30-8.00pm
Borders: Netherdale 4G 6.30-8.00pm
|July||Monday 28th July||Monday 21st July||Monday 14th July|
|August||Monday 25th August||Monday 18th August||Monday 11th August||Monday 4th August|
|September||Monday 22nd September||Monday 15th September||Monday 8th September||Monday 1st September|
|October||Monday 20th October||Monday 13th October||Monday 6th October||Monday 29th September|
|November||Monday 17th November||Monday 10th November||Monday 3rd November||Monday 27th October|
|December||Monday 15th December||Monday 8th December||Monday 1st December||Monday 24th November|
|January||Monday 2nd February||Monday 26th January||Monday 19th January||Monday 12th January|
|February||Monday 2nd March||Monday 23rd February||Monday 16th February||Monday 9th February|
|March||Monday 30th March||Monday 23rd March||Monday 16th March||Monday 9th March|
All these session will be at Lochinch (6:30pm – 8:30pm), to register please contact Andrew Douglas, Coach Development Officer for the West of Scotland at Andrew.Douglas@sru.org.uk
Mon 30th June
U18 Scrum & Back line attack
Mon 7th July
U16 Front 5
Mon 14th July
National Skills – Defence/Scrum/Scrum Half/Kicking
Mon 21st July
Mon 28th July
U18 Lineout & Kick strategy
Mon 4th August
Mon 11th August
National Skills – Attack/Lineout/Scrum Half/Kicking
Mon 18th August
U18 Prep (U17 Match v Ulster 22nd)
Mon 25th August
U18 Prep (U18 Match v Ulster 29th)
Monday 14th, 21st, 28th July & August 4th at Strathmore RFC, Forfar 10am-3pm
Tuesday 15th, 22nd, 29th July & August 5th at Highland RFC, Inverness 10am-3pm
Wednesday 16th, 23rd, 30th July & August 6th at Stirling County RFC 10am-3pm
Thursday 17th, 24th, 31st July & August 7th at Kings Link, Aberdeen 10am-3pm
At these sessions coaches will have the opportunity to observe the regional coaches deliver material on developing game understanding, specialist skills, speed development, and cross training (use of wrestling, boxing etc.)
Coaches can drop in for part of sessions or whole days, to register please contact James Wade, Coach Development Officer for the East of Scotland at James.Wade@sru.org.uk