Develop your players’ ability to work in pairs in attack to beat defenders or offload under pressure to a support player. A great skills breakout for Ready4Rugby training. The ball carrier should always aim to go forward first and then beat the defender in front of him. If he can’t then he should be aware of his support players and offload the ball before or during contact. MORE
Manic passing squares
Test the passing, visual and communication skills of players by having two balls being passed at the same time in opposite directions from one end of a grid to the other in order to score a goal.
A 10m square for every four players: Teams of two in each. Stack the squares and have one player from each team at both ends of the grid (picture 1). One end player holds a ball.
The balls are passed in to a team mate and passed from square to square until they reach the other end.
Whoever takes the final pass scores a goal for the team (picture 2).
Opponents can intercept any ball they wish and use it to score, but they can’t leave their own square. Both balls are scoring balls. Picture 3 shows how passes can be varied from square to square.
After every goal, grids shuffle along one to allow everyone a chance to play in the middle where most of the action happens.
The winning team is the one with the most goals at the end of the allotted time.
“Listen and react to a call from a team mate.”
“Look for the best person to pass to under pressure.”
“Move a defender to make a pass.”
This is a pressure passing game that makes a player not only try to evade a defender but also look for another person to pass to very quickly.