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The Principles of Attack in Rugby Union with Mike Ford

Inspiring Coaching welcomed back former International and Premiership rugby coach Mike Ford to deliver a webinar on The Principles of Attack in Rugby Union. It was fascinating to learn about the attacking philosophy and principles from a world class coach, and how he sets his attack up. What makes a great attack? An attack that doesn't let you breathe and which stays on top of the defence! Mike focussed his presentation on keeping the attack simple and shared his principles and player-led approach. His two non-negotiables? Coaching the tackle area and skills (catch, pass, offload, decision-making) EVERY training session! Get those foundations right and you can start to build an effective attack! So many nuggets of learning but the key theme for a successful attack was to go to the line quickly and as far as possible, wait for the defence to make a decision and then attack with intent.

Our members can access the full recording in the Tactical Analysis section of our Members' Area.