EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Make a Tag tackle

U7 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 1

ACTIVITY: TAG SNATCH

  1. Pair up the players to make two teams. Give each team a name, such as “Reds” and “Blues”.Easicoach U7-U8 keyMake a tag tackle-1
  2. Put them back to back in the middle of the area with the Blues facing one way and Reds the other, each pair 2m from the next.Make a tag tackle-2
  3. Shout out “Red” or “Blue”. The players of that colour sprint to the line in front of them. At the same time, the other players turn and try to tag the runners before they reach the line. Tell the players to get close to the ball carrier.Make a tag tackle
  4. The players return tags and repeat the game. Continue until everyone has had at least five goes at sprinting.

 

 

What you say

  • “Get close to the ball carrier”
  • “Grab and remove the tag belt”
  • Hold the tag above your head and shout “Tag!”
  • “Return the tag to the tagged player”

How many players do I need?

You can run this activity with as many pairs as you like, as long as you have enough space for them all to line up.

You will need

  • 4 cones
  • 1 tag belt for each player
  • Bibs or different colour shirts for one teamMake a tag tackle
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