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
Rock, paper, scarper
Use this reaction, pass and chase game to improve your players’ basic skills. The simple start can be developed into lots of different versions. You can set up lots of groups at the same time.
- A ball carrier has their back to the players.
- Two players play ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS.
- The ball carrier passes to the winner.
- The loser runs to a cone.
- The winner aims to beat the loser in a race to the end
- Adjust where you put the loser’s cone to suit your players’ speed and ability.
React, pass, catch and chase to score or prevent a score.
Cones and a ball.
HOW TO DO IT
- Put two players opposite each other with a ball carrier about 1m away with their back to them.
- The two players play rock, paper, scissors.
- The winner turns and calls for the ball, catching it and then running to the far end to score.
- The loser runs to a cone about a metre away and then turns to chase the winner.
- The winner becomes the ball carrier and the original ball carrier and loser play again.
- Adjust where the loser runs to. It could be to the side as well.
- Adjust where the ball carrier stands so it’s better for the winner to run onto the ball.
- Have four players, two on each team. Same contest, but this time, the winners have to make a pass.