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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




The aim of this module is to present a detailed review of the analysis of the Rugby sevens game.


The S&C coach will demonstrate an understanding of the physical, physiological and time-motion demands of the sevens game.

Key Terms


A micro mechanical device used to quantify acceleration, deceleration and impact. In a Rugby Union game, the device is concealed within a small global positioning system unit and placed on the upperback/neck and inside the player’s jersey.

Global Positioning System:

The technology employed to track distance and time using the signals received from orbiting satellites.

Gravity Force:

Also known as ‘G’ force, this is the measurement of acceleration.


The commonly used term to describe a ‘measurement’ relating to time, distance and impact.