Need to inject some new ideas in training. Sometimes the old games have run their course. Well, for the time being anyway. Here are some fun games which are quick to set-up and, with few rules, give the players new challenges. Though they are primarily aimed at mini-tag, you can easily adapt them for older players. I think you find the energy generated quite uplifting. MORE
Build a scrum and win it!
A simple game that integrates the scrum within a competitive context and teaches the huge part scrums play in retaining or regaining possession.
- Two sets of forwards against each other – depending on age group regulations – in a 20m square.
- Each team also has a back and a scrum half (9).
- All infringements and touch restarted by a scrum. Packs form as speedily as possible and call their formation as appropriate as it is completed:
- “Front row READY”.
- “Second Row IN”.
- Add another forward for back row if age group permits.
- Winning possession is everything. Sides score 1 point for winning their own put in, 5 for winning an opponent’s put in, with 5 points for a try; 2 points are available if aggressive scrummaging forces an error by the opposition.
- Safe, secure scrummaging is paramount but winning the ball is the focus.
- The team putting in looks to win the ball with good hooker/scrum half interaction.