EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

1,2,3 Mr Wolf

A variation on the playground game where the wolf tries to escape the hunters. The hunters sneak up on the wolf.

  1. The ”wolf”, holding a ball counts to three. On three, they turn
  2. Two hunters walk up the side of the box
  3. They cannot be moving if the wolf is looking at them

  1. If the wolf says 3 and then Mr Wolf, all the players are free to run, and the wolf aims to make it to the far end
  2. If they can tag the wolf before he turns, then they should

 

DEVELOPMENT

  1. When the wolf makes a run for it, they have to receive a pass
  2. “Have just one hunter (or two), but walking up one side

 

CHALLENGE

Tag the wolf in his lair or if he makes a run for it.

SET UP

Cones, ball.

HOW TO DO IT

  • Put two hunters at one end of the box on each side.
  • Put a wolf with a ball at the far end.
  • The wolf shouts 1,2,3. As he says “3” he turns around. In the meantime, the hunters move up their lines.
  • If the wolf sees a hunter moving, then both hunters return to the start.
  • If the wolf shouts 1,2,3 Mr Wolf, he turns and runs for the end.
  • If he’s tagged, that hunter becomes the wolf. Otherwise, the wolf becomes the wolf again. He can be tagged before he turns (if they are that close) or when he runs.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Have the wolf throw the ball up in the air above their head before turning. No need to say 1,2,3 but they must say Mr Wolf to run.
  • Have one hunter and one passer. This time, when the wolf runs, they must receive a pass.
  • With large groups, have four hunters, but in a wider area. You can have two or three wolves. Each one takes turns to count and shout.

TECHNIQUE

  • Have fun.
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