EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Double up in defence

U9 | DEFENCE 10

Encourage players to reposition themselves in pairs to close down an attacker and stop his progress

  1. Mark out a 10m x 4m area with three cones spaced 2m apart on one long side and two cones spaced 3m apart on the opposite side.
  2. Put a feeder and two attackers on the corner next to the side with two cones. Put three defenders on the adjacent corner on the side where there are three cones.

Double up in defence 1

  1. When you say “go”, the two attackers run to the cones on their side and defenders run to the cones on their side.
  2. As soon as the attackers have reached the cones, the feeder passes the ball to the attackers who aim to score on the opposite side.

Double up in defence

  1. Defenders have to come forward and make a tackle, either individually or in pairs.
  2. Develop by removing the cones. Then take away one of the defenders.

Double up in defence 3

You will need

  • A 10m x 4m area
  • 1 ball
  • Cones
  • Bibs

Got more players?

This is a dynamic game so you can have players queuing to take their turn, or run another game alongside.

What to tell your players

“Communicate which player you are marking”
“Get feet close to the ball carrier”

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