EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Parent & kid session: Ball placement v the broom

Improve different types of ball placement with the added bonus of work-rate to get back into the game. You can see how much Dylan enjoys the challenge. Dad Mark is on the camera and stick.

 

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Put four items to make up a 3m square.
  2. Put kid with a ball in the middle, on their back holding a ball.
  3. Shout out an item. Kid has to place the ball as close as they can to that item.
  4. As soon as it is placed correctly, kid has to recover and catch a broom (or long stick) that you were holding and is now falling.
  5. They then return to square and repeat. Five times seems to work best here.

COACHING TIPS

Mark said that once he had watched this first attempt back, the definite work-on was more secure ball placement. That means the ball isn’t rolling away.

Ideally the stick should fall away from kid.

Either stipulate beforehand what types of ball placement you want to use or kid can chose the one that makes most sense.

For more on ball placement techniques, look at the following:

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