The lateral pass is a normal pass which travels around 3-5m. It should be quick to catch and pass. Use these games to improve your players’ passing speed and catching skills under pressure. MORE
Pace onto the clearing pass in three steps – ideal for U9, U10 and U11s
Create good habits in attack by creating a smooth transition from tackled player to supporting player.
1: Tackled player places the ball cleanly. 2: The clearing passer picks and passes immediately: 3: The supporting player calls and runs onto the pass.
- A ball carrier runs into the box, over the middle cone.
- He then goes to ground and presents the ball back towards his own team.
- The next player picks and passes the ball to the supporting player.
- The supporting player runs to the side where there’s space.
- In the meantime, when the ball carrier goes to ground, a defender steps either into the left or the right side of the box.
- This is the channel that the supporting player wants to avoid.
- The players run through and repeat going back the other way, with the defender going to the other end of the box.
- Swap roles.
- Then swap the defender after four goes
- Technically: The pass should be in front of the receiver, while the receiver waits until the passer has bent over the ball before he accelerates forward.
- Develop by having a tackler on his knees on the centre line.
- Repeat but now the ball carrier has to take the tackle.
- The supporting player has to beat the defender.
- Place after falling and place back towards your own try line.
- Sit over the ball as the clearing player, pick up and pass based on your supporting player’s call.
- Supporting player: Look for the gap, call for the ball and run forward when the clearing passer picks up the ball.