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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Introduction to integrated game conditioning

Introduction (continued)

Rugby Union is an intermittent sport that requires brief bouts of high-intensity movement and physical contact challenges. Some of the common activities include running in various patterns and at various speeds, change of direction, falling and getting up, collision, tackling and being tackled, set piece physical engagement, as well as specific movement tactics and individual ball skills.

We have previously described the demands of the game in Pre-Level 1 and the S&C coach will have a detailed understanding of the time motion and physiological demands of both the 15-a-side game and the sevens game. As a refresher, please read the relevant section in Pre-Level 1 for a description of the demands of the 15-a-side game and this course for a detailed description of the demands of the sevens game.