Thinking outside the box is currently the order of the day with Covid! So, I have used giant ladders to teach attacking shape and scanning with my players. The focus of this game is attack, but there is some defensive lessons that can be taken from this game too. SET UP If you have the... MORE
Lockdown planning: Team games to rebuild understanding
When you return to rugby, there will be a long list of areas you need to do to rebuild your team’s skill levels and understanding.
Here are four games that can cover a range of outcomes, building in complexity, moving towards the full game.
Warm up with Passing Skeet. This is an ideal starting game, because the players can play this as they arrive. There’s not much to set up and you can use any type of ball.
Then move over to Tom Brocklebank’s Dens. It involves lots of movement and chaos. Because of this, it’s a safe space to make mistakes and reconnect as a group.
The next two games are closer to the real game. You might introduce these in week one, albeit briefly before expanding in the next few weeks.
Find the bib comes from former Leicester academy coach, Antony Allen. Players are challenged to exploit defensive weaknesses and requires a bit more tactical brainpower.
Finally, the Giant ladder game is more expansive still. With plenty of adaptions, Elliot Blackmore’s activity helps you focus on different attacking outcomes.