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Objective: Improve on fitness and contact technique

equipment: Cones, tackle bag and hit shields

group size: Any number

Area: 3m x 10m

drill set-up: Players line up in pairs and face a number of pieces of equipment (can use just cones if no shields or bags available.)

Drill explanation:

  1. On “GO” players run with their partner down the line of equipment.

  2. As the reach the hit shield they sweep each side to the ground.

  3. They then link, sink and run each side of the tackle bag.

  4. They return to start by one player going left and the other on the right of the grid

Variations / progression:

  1. Increase the intensity

  2. Add in a person holding a hit shield halfway down the tackle bag and linked players drive past (LINK 3)

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