Extender U14s

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Extender 3, U14s - 90min

13th November, 11.30am-1pm

  • 11.00 Arrive, catch up and set up

  • 11.30 Korero - values, expectations, parents included

  • 11.40 Warm-ups - whole group

  • 12.00 Coaches take their teams

                  • Introductions

                  • Positions, game plans, roles

                  • Games, skills

Stop for drinks when needed, coach as you see fit

  • 12.55 Korero, wrap-up

  • 13.00 Whakamutunga - handshake

Extender 4, U14s - 90min

21st November, 11.30am-1pm

3X FOCUS:

  • Drives

  • Defence

  • Attack



Tournament - Whanganui

26th November, 10-11.30am

Start time

3X FOCUS:


Extender 5 - 90min

4th December, 10-11.30am

Start time

3X FOCUS:


Extender 6 - 90min

11th December, 10-11.30am

Start time

3X FOCUS:


Tournament - P-North

17th December

Start time


Open Side / Short Side

Goal

Teach the tamariki so that they can identify the Short Side and which hand to touch with

Key skills

  • Know short side from the open side

  • Used on the try line

  • Teach them WHY we protect the short side

  • Corner / Shuts rely on protecting the short side

  • Profiling for the touch - which hand

Extensions

  • Profiling the pre-touch - same hand, same foot

  • 3v2 defensive drill


open side short side explanation and footwork drill for corner shut.mp4
Open Side / Short Side
07b. 3 on 2 defensive drill (Defend space/zone) .mp4
3v2 defenders

Knighting and Rucking

Goal

Teach the tamariki about rucking and knighting.

Key skills

  • Plant both sides, with correct hand

  • Initiate touch, on the hip or pocket

  • Hold ball in both hands, so defender cannot tell which side

  • Short steps, so you can change direction

  • Lunging haka stance

  • Eyes up before plant

Extensions

  • Add defenders

  • 2v1 quickee

  • Defender can knight to make plant hard

Velodromes

Goal

The kids race each other in a velodrome style, running race

Set up - 3 cones, 10m apart in a line

  • 2 teams (3 per team), line up either side of the middle cone with you, facing opposite directions

  • They race around their end cone, down the other side, around the other end cone and back to the middle cone (where they started)

  • The front player drops off and the other 2 keep running

  • Next lap, the front player drops off and the last players sprint the final lap

Key skills

  • Running and racing

  • Planting

Extensions

  • Add a ball, plant and scoop at the end of each lap

  • After each lap, lead runner lies down and other runners jump him

  • One runner at a time, tag new runner at end of each lap

  • Pop pass at the end of each lap, to new lead runner

Quickee

Goal

Teach the tamariki how to do a strong quickee with 2 options (outside or inside)

Set up - 1 cones, 7m from the tryline

  • 2 attackers, plant and perform a strong quickee

Key skills

  • Strong plant and split

  • High speed to draw the defender

  • Take the correct option - inside or outside

Extensions

  • Add a defender

  • Add a cone and a stop watch

  • Add a pass option

  • Add a second defender

Passing and Catching

Goal

Teach the tamariki how to do a strong 5-10m pass from stationary

Set up: 4 rows of cones, 5m apart for spacing purposes

  • Pair up the kids, with a ball between them

  • Start them 5m apart and complete 10 passes and sit down

  • Move the kids back, extend them to 10m and 15m

  • Bring them back to 5m and the completion rate should be better

  • Change arm, pass both sides

Key skills

  • Targets for the catcher

  • Elephant arms to increase power

  • Spiral passes for 10m+

Extensions

  • Catcher can run in to catch short passes

  • Watch an adult throw

  • Add a pass option

  • Add a second defender

Corey Super Pass

Goal

Teach the tamariki how to do a strong 5-10m pass while running

Set up: 4 base cones, 5m apart for distance purposes, and 2 cones to make a tryline

  • Pair up the kids, with a ball between them

  • Ball carrier runs a tight turn around first cone, then passes to partner

  • The catcher times to run with them from the base line

  • Start with a small pop pass, then extend

  • Score on the tryline

  • Change sides, pass both sides

Key skills

  • Timing and distance of the pass

  • Timing of the runner

  • Spiral passes for 10m+

Extensions

  • Add a defender

  • Add slide dive

COMPLETED SESSIONS

Extender 1 - 90min

31st October, 11.30am - 1pm

Start on time

3X FOCUS: SKILLS, FUN, FITNESS

  • 10.30 Arrive, catch up and set up

  • 11.30 Warm Up Activity - Touchfit 360 Warm-Ups

  • 11.35 Timata - Korero

  • 11.45 Station Session - Game Field

  • 12.00 Station Session - Corey Super Pass

  • 12.15 Station Session - Kings Castle

  • 12.30 Station Session - Back-to-Backs

  • 12.45 Station Session - 3-man Dives

  • 12.55 Whakamutunga -Korero

  • 13.00 Handshakes


GRADING

- Sheets will be pre-printed with names and numbers. Manually add any extras that have shown up on the day.

- Introduce yourself and check off your group

- Remember, all kids start as a 3 - if we move them off a 3 or then we COMMENT - 1 to 5

- You are coaching them too, so really very few should leave your station with a 1

- Coaches will be on the Games Station - be prepared to play 3v3 or 5v5 depending on size of group

Extender 2 - 90min U14s

7th November, 11.30am - 1pm

Start time

3X FOCUS:

  • Drives

  • Defence

  • Attack


  • 11.00 Arrive, catch up and set up

  • 11.30 Korero

  • 11.35 Warm-ups

  • 11.40 Station 1 - Fitness / Speed, as an entire group

  • 12.00 Game 1 - Coaching and Grading

  • 12.15 Game 2 - Coaching and Grading

  • 12.30 Game 3 - Coaching and Grading

  • 12.50 Korero, wrap-up

  • 13.00 Whakamutunga - handshake


GRADING

- Sheets will be pre-printed with names and numbers. Manually add any extras that have shown up on the day.

- Introduce yourself and check off your group

- Remember, all kids start as a 3 - if we move them off a 3 or then we COMMENT - 1 to 5

- You are coaching them too, so really very few should leave your station with a 1

- Coaches will be on the Games Station - be prepared to play 3v3 or 5v5 depending on size of group

Open Day - 90min

Sunday 17th, 10.00am start, arrive 9.15am

Being early will allow ease into day

2X FOCUS:

  • ENJOYMENT

  • SKILLS

  • 10.45 Arrive, catch up and set up

  • 11.30 Warm Up Activity - as a group

  • 11.48 Korero

  • 11.55 Station Session 1

  • 12.15 Station Session 2

  • 12.35 Station Session 3

  • 12.50 Station Session 4

  • 12.55 Korero

  • 13.00 Whakamutunga - handshake



Coach role:

Be comfortable with 2 stations; lead those stations; Refine their presentation skills at those stations


Coaches will stay on stages for 3 rotations and then move back one station session for the last 2 rotations. This will allow the coaches to start and finish with a particular group/team


  1. Scoring Trys – Attacking Space

  • Passing

  • 2 on 1

  • 3 on 2


  1. Stopping Trys - Defence

  • Profiling on pre touch / post touch

  • Rope drill

  • Drills, fun relays


  1. Starting Trys - Ruck

  • Basic ruck cues

  • Kinighting

  • 2 man drives


  1. Scoring Trys Attack

  • 32 set up

  • Pick, peel



Open Day field layout

Attacking Space

Concept

  1. Passing

  2. 2 on 1

  3. 3 on 2

Activity Ideas

  • 1. Lanes, relays, catch and pass

  • 1 atk line and 1 Def line - around cones 2 on 1

  • 2 on D + 3 atk lines - 2 atackers without ball rotate to D

Key Cues

  1. Load at hip, punch, thumb down on follow through.

  2. Accelerate to engage, depth, buy time at contact zone

  3. Accelerate to engage, depth, buy time at contact zone, chop line

Defence

Concept

  1. Pofiling on pre touch/post touch

  2. rope drill

  3. drills fun relays

Activity Ideas

  1. Up and back through four rotations

  2. lines of 4 up and back, lift and move together

Key Cues

  1. Same hand, same foot with body angled toward short side, hit line square and lift

  2. Keep connection by having consistant gates, comms, reaction time

Ruck

Concept

  1. Basic ruck ques

  2. Knighting

  3. 2 man drives involing ruck

Activity Ideas

  1. Grab a partner and stand in opposite lines facing each other

  2. Diamond drill (1x passer, defender, attacker)

  3. ACC cone set up but 7m apart, Defeender to push back and get up to pressure

Key Cues

  1. Initiate touch (short levers), get to the side (hip2hip), bend at knee and hip, squash ball.

  2. Footwork, push through the pocket of the defender

  3. Same as above for planter. Dummy half approach perpendicular, step forward to get planter onside

Attack

Concept

  1. 32 set up

  2. pick, peel

Activity Ideas

  1. Colour coordinated cones for example- waves with zones labelled

  2. Waves then introduced light Defence

  3. Jam 4v4 if time

Key Cues

  1. 3 drags toward 2, latch defender, good plant

  2. same as above but look to work inside out (kick out)