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Posted by coachdan in the Technical Talk forum on 2/8/2010 6:00:00 AM
Member Since: 8/14/2012
8/14/2012 12:27:00 PM
Hi there. Here in Honduras one of the main benefits of touch rugby is that it can be played on hard surfaces. There are no dedicated rugby pitches here (yet) so when we are promoting the sport we often play on football pitches and basketball courts. Many of the football pitches here have hard surfaces and basketball courts are always hard. It would not be practical to play full-contact rugby on those surfaces because it would be too dangerous. Touch rugby gives us the ability to introduce the basic concepts of rugby to people in the towns and villages here without too many people getting hurt. The people who show interest can then later move into full-contact rugby on softer pitches if they really want, but it will be their own educated decision.
Member Since: 2/8/2010
2/8/2010 6:00:00 AM
Hi, just had a look at the touch rugby article in technical talk and wanted to add the following coaching tips taken from a website with a lot of practical and free rugby coaching advice. http://www.betterrugbycoaching.com. Hope this is helpful.
Touch rugby basics
Rugby coaching tips looking at the pros and cons of touch rugby. These games have big skills and fitness gains for your players but read on to avoid the pitfalls.
The tackle is a one or two-handed touch, normally below the waist. From the tackle either a pass is made or the ball is laid back between the legs. The attacking