There is no doubt that rugby is one of the most punishing sports in the world. There is an on-going debate about whether rugby or ice hockey is the most dangerous sport. But, still, rugby is one of the top sports in the world and despite its nature, thousands of people are still into it and are aspiring to be great.
These days, more and more young people are getting in on the scrum and are working hard to prove themselves. Here are some amazing tips for young and aspiring rugby players out there.
Your favourite Rugby players in the UK are doing all of these right now. Imagine if they started at a young age.
Don’t Be Afraid to Tackle
One of the scariest things about rugby is the tackle. Whether you are the one on the receiving end or the one doing the tackle. It can be scary. This is very common for young players.
Some players can’t think on their feet when they see a tackle coming in. On the other hand, some are afraid to tackle someone worrying they might injure their opponents. Well, that is the nature of rugby.
But, if you want to become an effective player, you need to commit to the tackle. You don’t have to hold back. Committing to the tackle means executing it perfectly and within the rules.
In rugby, injuries are nothing new. The more you try to hold back on your tackle, the more likely you are to get injured.
Choose a Position Ideal to your Strengths as a Player
In rugby, you need strength, precision, speed, endurance, and most importantly, you need mental power. As early as possible, you need to decide the position you want to take and master.
Keep in mind, you will be more efficient in perfecting a particular position rather than trying to multi-task with your focus and performance level divided.
Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Living a healthy lifestyle is a must for athletes, no matter their sport. In rugby, it is more than just that. Living a healthy lifestyle means strengthening your body with nutrients. Intense workouts for young people is not always ideal, that is why you need to follow a healthy diet.