EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Speed passing and catching

Improve your players’ catch-pass techniques at speed so a player can take the ball at full speed. The players learn to adjust the pass to meet the receiver.

If a receiver can take the ball at pace without breaking stride they have more chance of exploiting defensive weaknesses.

ACTIVITY

  1. Put a feeder to the side of the box and two attackers 5m inside the box. Put a chaser 5m behind the second attacker.
  2. Pass the ball to the first attacker as they run forward. He races to a box in front of him and passes the ball to the next attacker.

 

  1. The next attacker must take the pass before they are caught by the chaser, who starts off at the same time as the player he is chasing.
  2. Adjust the starting positions to suit your players.

DEVELOPMENT

  • Make the second channel wider. Put a ruck-pad holder in the middle of that channel.
  • When the players start running forward, the pad holder steps slightly left or slightly right.
  • The second attacker adjusts their line to go in or out, so the passer has to pass short or wide.
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