Passing & Handling

When it comes to coaching fundamentals, you don’t get much more fundamental than passing. Players aren’t all blessed with lightning pace or accurate kicking skills, but every player should be able to pass. The passing drills and handling activities in this section provide countless ways to improve your players passing and handling skills.

Pre-season handling booster

in Passing & Handling, Pre-season, Rugby drills

A session ideal for pre-season or in-season if you need to reconnect your players with their handling and pace onto the ball. Accurate passing is essential to maintain a flowing attacking move capable of exploiting mismatches and space. Look at the detail as well as the outcomes. MORE

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Play through the mistakes

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

A bad pass need not always mean the end of a fluid move. Players can learn to react positively by adjusting their bodies to catch and then deliver the ball, and support players can learn to delay their runs. In this way, your team can continue its patterns of play even if one of the passes has been disrupted. MORE

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Mismatch offload

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Mismatch offload brings together many of the basic skills a player needs in close contact. Scanning to see mismatches, communication to alert team mates, passing to get the ball there, and footwork and power to get beyond the defender. After that there’s the soft pop pass to the support player arriving from depth at pace. MORE

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Better fends and better hand offs

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

The hand off is a weapon for creating space and making breaks.  With the correct practice, this sessions not only develops the technique but also the decision-making skills needed to execute the perfect hand off. With the correct practice, “Hook’s hand off” not only develops the technique but also the decision making skills needed to execute the perfect hand off. MORE

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