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
This small-sided game is ideal to work on players kick chase and keeping the ball alive in attack. You can use this as a standalone skills game or have it as a platform to launch a bigger game of touch and pass from. Thanks to Simon Parsons, Women and Girls Director of Rugby for Tunbridge Wells RFC and Kent U15s Girls Head Coach for this activity.
The aim of this game is to get players to quickly move up the pitch in attack, using their teammates and working on their evasion skills. It develops the mindset of being confident and able to attack from anywhere, whilst getting defensive players to work on an effective kick chase.
You can use this game as a platform to launch a game of touch for your session. Therefore it can have a number of touch adaptions including:
Simon Parsons: I started using it as a warm-up as a fun way to focus on game play, but I have also used it as 60 minute progression sessions where I have had the best player feedback, plus see more smiles and improvements than almost anything else I do, outside of serious game play. It’s simple, can be set up anywhere, easy to adapt and the players don’t realise they’re developing if you stagger the progression right.