EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Power pass

Use this power pass exercise to work on both passing and passing out of the contact. The variability of how the attacker is held back increases the learning outcomes as players face new passing challenges.

ACTIVITY

  1. Players work in pairs taking turns resisting each other.

  1. Have the working player run through two players, receiving and giving a pass while their partner provides resistance. The resistance should allow the player to run but make them work hard.

DEVELOPMENT

  1. Vary the distance the player needs to pass. You can vary this from player to player depending on their ability.
  2. Add a second set of passers, so after running through the first set, the resisting player lets go and the runner accelerates through the second set taking and giving a pass.

GAME SITUATION

  1. Set up a game of 4 v 4.
  2. The tacklers must grab the ball carrier by the waist and hold on to make a tackle.
  3. Once held the ball carrier can drive forward for four paces before he must pass. If he can’t pass to a support player or the pass goes to ground it’s a turnover.
  4. More than one tackler can go for the ball carrier.

TECHNIQUE

  • Drive your legs hard and fast to keep moving forwards.
  • Put your hands out to receive the pass and then keep the ball away from your body to give a pass.
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