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Tag to Tackle Lesson Plans

This ten-week programme of lesson plans has been designed to start bridging the gap between tag rugby and contact rugby. This is achieved by safely introducing elements of physical contact as well as contact with the ground while still developing the core skills of running, passing, supporting and evading. There are also opportunities within the lesson plans for peer coaching and refereeing.

For information on how to use the lesson plans download the scheme's introduction and rationale (PDF 569kB).

To further develop your own rugby knowledge and coaching or refereeing skills, see details of RFU coaching courses and programmes. There are also further coaching resources available in the coaching pages of RFU.com

Tag to Tackle Lesson Plans
LessonLesson Content (Each lesson plan contains elements for both the tag rugby and the contact rugby groups)Downloads
One Demonstrate the principles of warm up, cool down, attack and defence. Developing agility, balance, coordination, hand and eye coordination, through the game of ‘End Ball’.

 Lesson 1
(PDF 7.2MB)

Two Apply the principles of warm up, cool down, attack and defence. Introduce the Laws of Tag Rugby. i.e. Tagging, offside and forward passing. Apply 1st ‘Principle of Play’ – ‘Go Forward’. Introduce codes of conduct.

 Lesson 2
(PDF 1.4MB)

Three To improve the consistency, quality and choice of skills used. Introduce principles of attack when to penetrate or out flank. Players to identify strengths and areas for development within own team.

 Lesson 3
(PDF 1.5MB)

Four Adapt evasive and handling skills to different situations. Successfully use a range of tactics to outwit your opponents. Continue to emphasise ‘Go Forwards’ whilst introducing the 2nd Principle of Play’ –SUPPORT.

 Lesson 4
(PDF 1.5MB)

Five To improve the consistency, quality and choice of skills used. Adapt and develop the basic skills. Developing evasion and support. Passing, fixing, creating time and space for the receiver.

 Lesson 5
(PDF 1.4MB)

Six To improve the consistency, quality and choice of skills used. Adapt and develop the basic skills of attack, outwitting an opponent. Select and apply tactics and strategies successfully with an understanding of width and depth in a 2v1 situation.

 Lesson 6
(PDF 1.4MB)

Seven To improve the consistency, quality and choice of skills used. Learn the importance of feints and acceleration when trying to outwit an opponent. Understanding of width and depth in a 2v1 situation. Help pupils explore the basic principles of defence.

 Lesson 7
(PDF 1.5MB)

Eight Help pupils explore the basic principles of defence, e.g. denial of time and space, pressure, open gate, tackle, cover and regain possession. Introduce, how to put an attacker in a position so that the defender can make a ‘Tackle’ easily (Marking an opponent). Refereeing a game.

 Lesson 8
(PDF 1.5MB)

Nine Able to prepare for and recover from exercise safely and effectively and to recognise the benefits to their health of regular exercise. Organise themselves as a team to attack and defend and play in different positions. Select and use a range of tactics and strategies and apply them successfully. Lesson 9
(PDF 1.8MB)
Ten Organise themselves as a team to attack and defend and play in different positions. Select and use a range of tactics and strategies and apply them successfully. Introduce the coaching of peers. Lesson 10
(PDF 9.4MB)
All Lessons Lesson plans one to ten in one whole PDF.

Lessons 1-10
(PDF 1.7MB)

Assessment The Assessment sheets provide the National Curriculum criteria for invasion games as well as additional rugby assessment criteria to assist in gauging pupil development.

 Assesment
(PDF 40.5KB)

 

 

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