EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Five seconds to play

Reset attack and defence quickly and then see who reacts the quickest.

  1. Have around seven players running and passing a ball in the box

  1. When you shout “free pass” and two names of players, you get the ball and run to one of the sides of the box
  2. The two players you call come with you
  3. The other players run to the opposite line

  1. Give the ball to the two players beside you
  2. Count down before releasing these players
  3. The attackers then free pass and aim to score at the far end
  4. The defenders come forward to make a tag

 

SET UP

A 7m box and a ball.

HOW TO DO IT

ACTIVITY

  • 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.

DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

TECHNIQUE

  • Even spacing on the line if you can.
  • Spread out across the box.
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