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Coaching kids to do offloads in the right places at the right times

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#1 davidhubball

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

Hi

I coach kids of around age 10 and I'm trying to think of way to tell them not to offload so much as its costing us tries and mistakes.

 

There are one or two kids in particular which are guilty of trying it at every opportunity even it it means no extra yardage gained.

 

Has anyone any advice on how the kids should decide whether to offload or not? Of course, I don't want to stop them trying it but not at every opportunity.

 

Any advice please or rules that should be followed please.

 

Kind Regards

David



#2 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

Probably something they will have to figure out themselves,you can teach them to offload but there are so many variables in a game it's difficult to replicate them in a training situation.
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#3 LordCharles

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hi

I coach kids of around age 10 and I'm trying to think of way to tell them not to offload so much as its costing us tries and mistakes.

 

There are one or two kids in particular which are guilty of trying it at every opportunity even it it means no extra yardage gained.

 

Has anyone any advice on how the kids should decide whether to offload or not? Of course, I don't want to stop them trying it but not at every opportunity.

 

Any advice please or rules that should be followed please.

 

Kind Regards

David

 

David  ;)

 

I would'nt worry about it, I would focus on the following with kids at 10 years old................

 

Grip, Catch, Carry, Pass.

 

Communication & Organisation

 

Tackle - Front on, side on

 

If they can do all that as individuals and as a group/team effectively and correctly before they are 12/13 years old then you have done a hell of a good job.



#4 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

As LordCharles says make sure they are proficient at core skills first before worrying about more complex aspects of the game.

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 15 July 2014 - 08:52 PM.

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#5 davidhubball

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:41 AM

Thanks again for trying to drill your advice into me!!! lol. Would you say and have you seen it where teams have won without doing any offloads?

 

I'm going to promote the Communication side of it tonight as a way of saying that offloads shouldn't be necessary if everything else is done well - would you tend to agree with that statement?



#6 LordCharles

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:14 AM

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#7 davidhubball

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

Thanks - I will keep drilling it in that off-loads are costing us about 1 Try or more on average per game.

 

Cheers

Dave



#8 davidhubball

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

I would like to say a massive thanks to every ones comments in my posts over the last few days - the thanks really deserves a Post all of its own. You have all definitely helped me to raise MY standards and taught me so much.

I'm now in contact with 2 other clubs for my son who deserves much better at surprisingly little extra financial cost. I'm happier and I have no doubt that my little family will be happier as a result. I really don't think we'll look back within a few weeks time.

Without you all, I would be still worrying how am I going to make my sons rugby better. I'd still be talking it over with my wife driving her mad!! Getting more and more frustrated with the whole set up.

Heres sending some love out to you all!!

Enjoy the game tonight massively!!!

Cheers

Dave






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