EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Creative 3v2s

This quick to set-up game creates enough chaos to make the players think about their catch-and- pass skills under the sort of pressure they might be under in a real match.

Getting players used to using “soft hands” will result in more catches and greater continuity.

ACTIVITY

  1. You call either “Blue” or “Red”. The colour called is the defender group. White always attacks.

  1. Defenders touch their coloured cones while the attack runs to the opposite line (middle picture). Defenders turn and defend against inside players only leaving the widest attacker free.

  1. The scrum half passes after both defenders have touched their cone. Both defenders advance together.

DEVELOPMENT

  1. Develop by allowing defenders to defend against any player so the attack has to decide on choice and time of pass.

TECHNIQUE

  • Arms and fingers reach towards the ball but with a slight bend in the elbows – “shock absorbers”.
  • Soft hands to catch it.
  • Head beats hands – look where you are passing.
  • Bring the ball across the body – do not allow the ball and hands to drop in a U-shape pass
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