EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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.

When to use a miss pass 2

Miss me

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

The miss pass is the most commonly misused pass in rugby. When executed at the right time it can release attackers, but too often it simply allows defenders to drift out and push the attack towards touch. “Miss me” will develop your players’ understanding of when to use a miss pass. MORE

Handball 1

Handball

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

How often is an overlap wasted because one pass is poor and the receiver has to check his run to take the ball or drops it? Players need to work in pressure situations where they are challenged to pass quickly and accurately. “Handball” will push your players to their passing limits by making them pass under intense pressure. MORE

How to improve speed through alignment 3

Align for speed

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

One of the keys to allowing your players to use their handling and running skills is to start from the correct positions. Good alignment means your players can see where the spaces are, exploit overlaps and run on to the ball at pace. MORE

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