EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Basics for “experts”

in Rugby drills, Tips

You know you have to cover the core skills. That can be difficult if some of the players take a long time to get the basics right. You need to keep all your players interested and that is tough. MORE

The hand catch: Passing games to increase skills

The hand catch: Passing games to increase skills

in Kicking & Catching

Catching the ball properly is essential in development – and the foundation for this is set at mini rugby level. With younger players there are a number of problems you can quickly identify in their hand catch technique: • Catching the ball against their body. • The ball being passed too firmly, so difficult to... MORE

Turned to stone - part 1

Turned to Stone

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Chose about one in four players to be chasers (the “spooks”). Give each spook a ball. The spooks turn the rest of the players to “stone” by touching them with the ball on the chest or back. They cannot throw the ball and must hold it in two hands. If turned to stone,... MORE

Shadow Buster - part 1

Shadow Buster

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up a large playing square. Ask the players to pair up. In each pair, one player leads and the other follows (the “shadow”). The lead player has to lose their shadow. After several seconds call “STOP” and see who has managed to lose their shadow. Then swap the pairs around. Set Up... MORE

Nevada Smith - part 1

Nevada Smith

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up two teams facing each other at opposite sides of the playing area (the “swamp”). One team is the “bandits”, the other team comprises “Nevada Smiths”. Give the “treasure” (a ball) to the first Nevada Smith, who must try and escape from the swamp, either through the side or the far end,... MORE



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