EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Two Ball Challenge-1

Two Ball Challenge

in Small-sided games

A game of quick reactions that promotes the need to switch from attack or defence quickly, and examines both the mindset and the tactics needed to cope with a fast-changing situation. MORE

Snap-1

Snap

in Passing & Handling, Small-sided games

This exercise is set up like a game of American Football, with a quarterback and a receiver, which makes for an entertaining way of practising the core skills of gripping, carrying and catching the ball. MORE

Support Drill-1

Support Drill

in Attack, Small-sided games

A decision-making game that examines your players’ ability to provide support to their team mates and challenges them to run lines that will penetrate the defence. MORE

Spot The Pad 1

Spot The Pad

in Attack, Small-sided games

This is a game that encourages players to think about field position and attacking perceived weaknesses in the opposition’s defensive line. It also makes them aware of what they must do to protect any vulnerability in their own team. MORE

Name That Score-1

Name That Score

in Small-sided games

This can be a tough game, but it’s great for developing players’ communication skills, handling, vision and decision-making. It also requires them to maintain the focus and discipline required to take advantage of playing with a numerical superiority. MORE

Red Alert-1

Red Alert

in Defence, Small-sided games

This is a game that pressures defences into covering threats while requiring them to maintain a strong line. The defenders must be acutely aware of the danger posed by the man in the red bib, while the attackers must use him to their advantage. MORE

Hold The Line-1

Hold The Line

in Defence, Small-sided games

This hard-hitting game really tests out your players’ defensive skills, as it calls for good tackle technique, strong communication and effective defensive realignment. MORE

Clear The Board-1

Clear The Board

in Passing & Handling, Small-sided games

This game takes a bit of setting up but it’s well worth it, as it really examines the players’ ability to grip the ball and their passing dexterity. It also requires discipline, as the players have to work in a confined space without making body contact. MORE

8 v 8 v 4-1

8 v 4 v 4

in Small-sided games

If you have a lot of players at your disposal and you really want to work them hard, then try out this decision-making game where defensive and offensive realignment are continually challenged. MORE

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