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.

Passing from the ground up

in Passing & Handling, Rugby drills

Isolate the ball carrier’s arms and upper body so he can work on his catching and passing skills in a fun and innovative way. By focusing initially on just the arms and hands, you can ingrain the right body movements for proper passing actions – then put the passer under pressure. Get the players to line... MORE

How to improve handling in the contact area 2

One-handed passing

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Develop better handling skills by forcing players to use the ball with one hand in and around the contact area. This session picks out some one-handed contact situations for players to look at solutions. A tougher session for players with smaller hands. MORE

Hit, spin, pop

in Contact, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Offloading in contact can be beyond, behind or away from the tackler. In other words, the ball carrier rides the tackle and bounces off to pass back to a team mate. He takes the tackle on his terms, possibly spinning out of it and releasing a pass to a player who has got better forward momentum. MORE



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