EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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.

  1. Two players play ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
  2. A ball carrier has their back to the players

  1. A ball carrier has their back to the players
  2. The loser runs to a cone

  1. The winner aims to beat the loser in a race to the end
  2. Adjust where you put the loser’s cone to suit your players’ speed and ability

 

CHALLENGE

React, pass, catch and chase to score or prevent a score.

SET UP

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.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • 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.

TECHNIQUE

Have fun.

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