Tag Rugby: Everything You Need to Know to Play and Coach

Author(s): Jane Liddiard

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Tag rugby, the RFU's official version of the game for under-7s and under-8s, is the perfect entry into the world of rugby. A non-contact sport, using Velcro-attached tags on a tag belt, it can be played safely by girls and boys together as young as five years old. The second edition of this popular book contains: * the most up-to-date rules of play * new exercises, drills, games and lesson plans * tips for coaches and referees * the how-to of funding and festivals * guidelines for safeguarding children, and much more. Using clear language and diagrams, Tag Rugby will improve your understanding of skill development and focus your coaching. It also contains advice for adapting drills and games to account for varying abilities and enabling disabled children to participate in the sport. With its primary mission to make the game fun and accessible to all - players, coaches, parents and spectators alike - this is an essential handbook for anyone involved in tag rugby.


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Essential guide to the non-contact sport of Tag Rugby - a safe and fun way of introducing rugby to under 10s.

Jane Liddiard, an English and drama teacher for 23 years, is a keen rugby fan. She is a season ticket holder at Harlequins Rugby Football Club and a long-standing member of the Harlequins and England supporters' clubs.

Foreword \ 1. What is Tag Rugby? \ 2. The New Rules \ 3. Equipment, Kit and Players \ 4. Coaching \ 5. Exercises and Drills \ 6. Fun and Games \ 7. Lesson Plans for Coaching and Teaching \ 8. Refereeing \ 9. Safeguarding Children \ 10. Festivals and Funding \ Appendix 1: Fair Play Codes \ Index

General Fields

  • : 9781408195369
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Sport
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Liddiard
  • : Paperback
  • : 176