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Core Skills

  1. Can tackle in wide situations and open-field / transition. Can defend in isolation. Excellent open-field chop tackler. 
  2. Pass on the run up to 20 meters. 
  3. Excellent footwork. Understands timing off interior backs. 
  4. Excellent clearing kicks, grubbers, chips & up and unders.

 

Priorities

  1. Able to perform correct technique of all core skills under pressure. 
  2. Aerial / Ground abilities.
  3. Kicking abilities.
  4. Linebreak abilities (evasive skill and outside speed).
  5. Off-load abilities.

Strength & Conditioning

  1. 10-40m speed
  2. Aerobic endurance
  3. Agility at pace
  4. Repeated anaerobic effort ability

Long-Term Athlete Development

  1. U16 & Younger: Ball-movement & defending ball-movement
  2. U17 - U19: Kicking & Exits
  3. 20+: Physicality, contact ability
  4. Composed and analytical. Vision. Relishes managing high moments of pressure in isolation.