Straight Drive training -- where a coach wishes to improve the “chasing up “ and the ‘driving strength of the pack -- is another unique feature of the ScrumMaster. Once the pack reaches its targets and is driving forward the equipment will record the horse power of the moving scrum. This type of measurement is therefore available for the first time ever to help coaches develop this important skill and benchmark performance improvements .
Training suggestions include:
Move the International™ onto the practice pitch and use as a platform for set plays utilizing the full XV.
Run back row plays from centre of field or either sideline with the pack creating the wheel in order to provide the best ball for the backs.
Coaching Comments: In Power Driving the machine will only move when targets are met. A coach is able to stand behind the backs and instruct the team to start with a scrum and instruct the back row to initiate the play once the pack has moved the machine. This ensures that the work is being done in the scrum before they break up to support the rest of the play.