EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Passing skeet

A fun game which forces players to push their passes hard towards the target, improving their accuracy and pass strength. One group aims to intercept a pass with their own ball (the “skeeter”).

This activity encourages hard passes to a target, so will create better passing habits.

  1. Have two balls between four players. (A tip is to have someone on the outside with a spare ball or two to keep the game going if the flies out).
  2. Set up a box, with the size depending on the skills of the players, for example, a 5m for less experienced players.
  3. Set up each pair as in the top picture. The passers pass the ball to each other while “skeeters” aim to intercept the pass by hitting it with their own ball.

  1. If the ball is intercepted, then they get three points.

  1. If the ball is not intercepted, the passers get one point.
  2. The skeeters get a bonus point if they catch their own pass.
  3. The passers cannot throw until the skeeters are ready but they can dummy the pass if they want.
  4. Play until either side reaches 10 points.
  5. Note: The more looped the pass from the passers, the more chance it will be intercepted!

TECHNIQUE

  • Push the hands hard towards the target.
  • Hold the hands up to show the target.
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