The Intermediate Section advances our philosophy of moving from technique to skill acquisition to their application in game-related scenarios - in attack, counter-attack, defence and kicking.
This Section builds on Essential and combines various skills , acquired therein. Don't forget! This is a Working Curriculum and, for best results, must be followed accordingly.
Successful attack is not about scoring tries, nor is it about making line breaks. It is purely and simply about "asking questions of the defence". Coaches will learn how to compose challenging questions!
Accurate support play is vital for fluency in attack. Coaches will learn all aspects of support play - from inside-out and from outside-in. Options available at the tackle contest are expanded, thus enabling the attack to pose still more questions to the defence.
The fundamentals of team attack, from both scrums and lineouts, are introduced. Accuracy in this area is vital, although sadly not common, if we are to impose our attack on the opposition.
Intermediate Defence will cover both unit and team defence, including phase-play defence. Our unit skills move forward to 'combination tackling' and '2 v 1' and '3 v 2'. Defending at the tackle contest is covered in detail.
Intermediate Kicking moves forward into the are of Kick Selection, allowing the coach to apply pressure to the kicker in his choice of options.