Kicking & Catching

It’s worth coaching rugby kicking skills as early as possible, even if your young players are not allowed to kick during games yet. By the time kicking is introduced into the game, the youngsters will have a well-developed set of core skills and a basic tactical understanding of when to kick. Use the following rugby coaching tips and drills to help. And, of course, any catching drills are going to be worthwhile as they’ll soon be faced with some up and unders too!

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Run backs

in Kicking & Catching, Small-sided games

This game develops quick thinking and ways to move the ball to space from unusual positions. Because most of the attack are running the wrong way to start with, they will face different problems than they’d normally expect, but also new opportunities to beat the defence. MORE

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Catch and go

in Kicking & Catching, Small-sided games

Long kicks are very much a part of any team’s attacking strategy, so your wingers and full back need to know their positioning. Your midfield players also need to understand how to support the counter attack. MORE



in Kicking & Catching, Small-sided games

There are loads of kick offs, drop outs and high balls in a normal game, so why not play a game which practises the techniques involved? It is definitely a mix of skill and bravery, because the catcher will be exposed at times. MORE

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