Make players more aware of how and when to counter ruck. MORE
Ready, set, free pass
Create pace onto the ball from a “free pass” to a static player by encouraging your players to organise themselves quickly and work in threes.
When the rules state that a free pass has to be to a static player, your players have to be at ease with repositioning themselves to be able to generate some pace onto the ball.
- Put two groups of three players each in one small box. Have them pass the ball between themselves within their groups.
- Shout “free pass”.
- The ball carrier comes to the front of the small box, and the other players align themselves ready for the free pass.
- When both groups are ready, shout “pass”.
- The first pass must go to a player who’s standing still.
- The ball carrier then runs or passes so that the team reach the other end first.
- You can make it optional for the teams to make two passes.
- Develop by adding a defender who starts 7m back and comes forward after the pass.
- Stand flat for the first pass. Why pass it 2m backwards if it means you lose that ground.
- Have a second player running onto the next pass.
- Make the first pass a short pass.
- Hands up ready to receive the first pass.