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Persuade your players to run straight
By Paul Tyler, Scottish Rugby Union level 3 qualified coach, former SRU rugby development officer and a qualified referee
Create a team of players who go forward with the ball and find space rather than run backwards or sideways which is a common trait among very young players.
Why use it
Develop understanding of the importance of always moving forward with the ball while improving the ability to identify and attack space.
A coned 15m square containing a coned 10m square.
How to do it
Four attackers start at the first corner of the square. They attack down channel 1 against two defenders side by side (see picture 1).
The attackers realign at the start of channel 2 and attack again against two defenders one behind the other (see picture 2).
They work their way round the 4 channels back to the start.
Mix the square attack game with “New Image Rugby” so players use the skills they have practised in a game situation (see picture 3). See page 11 for the rules.
- Carry the ball in two hands – this keeps options to pass open and defenders thinking.
- Move forward and attack space.
- Support players get close to the ball carrier.
- Make short passes to fix defenders and create space.
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