Don’t teach falling over. Teach the players to bounce themselves and therefore the ball off the ground and back into the game. It reduces the fear of falling by making the players embrace the ground as part of a skill for continuity. MORE
Rugby warm up drill to boost handling skills
Ball trick rugby drill
- Get a player in a crouching position to hold the ball off the ground between his legs, with his left arm behind his left leg and his right arm in front of his right leg.
- Ask your player to swap hands without the ball touching the ground.
This means the left hand comes in front of the body and the right hand goes behind the right leg to catch the ball.
Click here for a juggling rugby warm-up drill to work on your players’ handling skills.
Click the link to order a copy of The Ultimate Rugby Warm-Up Drills, a manual with over 100 fun ways to kick start your rugby coaching sessions.