EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Grab a tackle

U9 | DEFENCE 6

Get players grabbing and holding if they can’t bring the attacker down

  1. Divide your players into groups of three attackers and three defenders. The attackers line up on the edge of the area, and the defenders line up on the 1m in front of them.
  2. The attackers pass a ball up and down the line between themselves. When you say “go”, the ball carrier runs forward to try and score at the far side of the area.

 

Grab a tackle 1

  1. The defenders aim to grab and hold the attacker before he scores.

Grab a tackle 2

  1. After every tackle or score, return the ball to the start and go again. Change attackers and defenders every five attempts

Grab a tackle 3

Making a hold tackle

You will need

  • A 6m x 4m area with a line at 1m
  • 1 ball
  • Cones
  • Bibs

Got more players?

Make the area wider and add more players up to 5v5, or run another game alongside.

What to tell your players

“Step into the ball carrier”

“Get your shoulder into the ball carrier and then grip around his body”

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