Work from left to right and back a number of times up a channel, aiming to keep possession and go forward at the same time. It is a tactic that can be used to retain possession when running down the clock or to set up a drop goal. MORE
In very close quarters, the ball carrier can make extra yards by moving to the side of his opponent as long as he is still moving forward. Use this “step zone” to encourage both go forward and stepping. Measure the player on distance made as well as beating the opposite player completely.
Warm up time: 5
Session time: 6-9
Development time: 6-9
Game time: 15-20
Warm down time: 7
It only needs to be a slight movement left or right to give the ball carrier a better chance of making it just beyond the tackler.
Put a ruck pad holder at one end of the box and a ball carrier at the other end of the box. Get the ruck pad holder to run hard towards the “step zone” and then stop before he enters the zone.
Get the attacker to sprint towards the zone, changing angle once he reaches it, aiming not to be touched by the pad holder. The pad holder should not reach across with the pad but keep it close to his body. Make sure the attacker is sprinting.
Get the ruck pad holder to start from one of the corners.
Adjust the length of the step zone.
Add another ruck pad holder.
Take away the ruck pad.
Put a defender and attacker either end between two 10m x 5m boxes. The boxes should be divided into four with cones indicating how many points you get for passing it. For instance one cone is one point, two cones, two points.
Get the attacker to run as far up the box as possible. If the attacker runs out of the box then he gains no points but if he is knocked out of the box he gains the points from the zone he reached. Give points based on where his hips finish up. Swap players and repeat.