Get your ball carriers used to running forward to score tries. This session can be run as a warm-up or as a proper tackling session as well. Often players fail to run forwards even when they know the try line is that way. This session should encourage them to attack a space in front them and go for it. MORE
Five seconds to play
Reset attack and defence quickly and then see who reacts the quickest.
- Have around seven players running and passing a ball in the box
- When you shout “free pass” and two names of players, you get the ball and run to one of the sides of the box
- The two players you call come with you
- The other players run to the opposite line
- Give the ball to the two players beside you
- Count down before releasing these players
- The attackers then free pass and aim to score at the far end
- The defenders come forward to make a tag
A 7m box and a ball.
HOW TO DO IT
- Put no more than seven players inside a box with a ball.
- Have the players jogging around, passing the ball.
- Call out two players. The current ball carrier passes or gives you the ball.
- You run to one of the sides of the box and put the ball down.
- The two players you shouted out will become the attackers.
- In the meantime, the other players run to the other line and turn ready to defend.
- Count down from 5.
- If you reach 1 and the defenders are not on the line, they cannot defend.
- Otherwise the rest of the players run forward to defend.
- When you reach 1, the attackers make a free pass and try to score. They can pass, but if the ball carrier is tagged, then that’s the end of the go.
- Call out three attackers and let the attackers have one tag tackle to score. That is, they can be tagged once but pass like in a normal game.
- Even spacing on the line if you can.
- Spread out across the box.