Use this activity to get your players organising themselves on the move and give the outside player room to run. It works on footwork, handling and communication. MORE
2 v 1s reloads
Use this continuous 2 v 1 exercise to keep the players thinking and adjusting with slightly different scenarios each time. It will also help develop communication.
No 2 v 1 situation is the same, so why train specific situations when you can continually mix it up with this activity.
- Put a defender on each corner of the box.
- Have one attacker at one end of the box, and three attackers with a ball at the other end of the box.
- Have the ball carrier pass the ball to one of his team mates.
- When he makes the pass, call out one of the defenders from the far end of the box.
- The original passer stays where he is, and the other two run forward aiming to score without the ball carrier being touched.
- The final ball carrier, whether he’s touched or not, turns at the end and waits for his team mate and the other attacker to be ready.
- He then passes to this pair.
- You call forward an defender from the far end, while the first defender returns to his starting point.
- Continue for 8-10 goes, keeping a count of the scores before swapping attackers and defenders.
- Develop by adding another attacker at the start, and this time both defenders come forward.
- Use full tackling with a ruck contest at the tackle.
- Attack space to draw the defender.
- Pass firmly and in front of the support player.
- Support player – be in a position to run onto the ball.