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.

How to promote close support for offload opportunities 1

Pocket support

in Contact, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Pocket support is a very simple style of support play. As a ball carrier moves towards contact, a support player runs in behind him and “into the pocket”. If the ball carrier cannot pass laterally, or takes contact, he can offload the ball to a player immediately behind him. MORE

How to develop running, passing and decision making through 3v2s part 1

Three v twos

in Attack, Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Nothing is more of a core skill than fixing defenders and passing to space, especially for 3v2s. This session works on converting running and passing skills into good habits in matches. The session ends by putting these skills into a game. MORE

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