Develop your players’ handling with this rotation of activities. Quick to set up, it could form part of a warm-up routine. Each exercise has a challenge to keep players motivated to look to improve. MORE
Load the bases
Fast recycling players is a feature of any top team. It means that players are in a position to take the ball from the next breakdown. If they are ready, they can attack with pace.
When players reposition themselves after a set-piece or a ruck, they have to read the game and know their roles. A better understanding of this will enhance your team’s attacking cohesion.
- Have a group of at least 10 players moving around just to the side of the cones, passing a ball around.
- When you shout a number, that number of players run out and stand on the cones.
- Use a number between 1 and 4.
- When you then shout “go” the ball carrier runs into the triangle and goes to ground.
- At least two players go into the triangle to clear out the ball.
- Once it is available, it’s passed out.
- The remaining players have, in the meantime, to run to support the other four players.
- Once released, the players run forward, aiming to pass the ball twice before they get level with the original ball carrier.
- Once the players are confident with the idea of realignment, add in one or more defenders with ruck pads.
- In addition, you can make the ball carrier take a tackle with ruck-pad holders coming into challenge this area.
- Run straight if you are the first receiver.
- Call early.
- Attack at pace, it doesn’t matter if you don’t get the ball.