Burnley FC academy: tag rugby

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Young players need a whole host of different challenges and experiences in order to ensure a robust and substantial base from which to pursue any sport or physical activity, and Burnley academy are providing that for their players.
The inclusion of tag rugby is a great way to increase repetition of changes in speed, direction and body orientation. In the video below, the link is made between the ‘sidestep’ in rugby and how this might help young footballers; it’s clear to see how much enjoyment the players get from this activity.

Carousel approach: tag rugby

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