Develop how the support player tracks the ball carrier so he can be ready to take a pass or help the ball carrier should he be tackled.
Reading the movements of the ball carrier means the support player can find themselves in the best positions to receive the next pass.
Start a ball carrier at the corner of the box.
Put a support player in the middle of the same end and another on the other corner.
Tell the ball carrier to run towards one of the three gates of cones.
He goes through and passes immediately to a support player.
The support player then runs through towards another gate of cones (his choice) and then passes immediately.
Put a ruck-pad holder into the channel. He runs to one of the gates and the ball carrier has to drive into the pad and go to ground for the next support player to drive the pad out of the way. Or have a defender who can tackle at waist height guard the last two gates.
We have plenty of tag resources on this site, and I’m keen to ensure they can easily be upgraded into full sessions. Perhaps they won’t be doing much rucking, but there’s plenty else to learn from tag beginnings. MORE
In essence, I wanted to create defensive games which would force attacking teams to realign with more depth. The rewards were aimed squarely at the defence. If they were successful, they would either gain the ball, or in the case of the overloaded game (where there were more attackers than defenders), they would move over into the attacking team. MORE