Mini, touch, TAG and Sevens are all great ways to introduce new and young players to rugby. But we mustn’t forget that touch and TAG rugby are particularly good variations also to use in training with experienced players. Check out these drills and games to help you make the most of touch, tag and sevens in your training.
This session is fun, easy to set up and works your players’ footwork and conditioning. The players will be jumping and side stepping around a “shipwreck” trying to avoid “pirates”.
The game further develops the decision making elements from the initial session. (You can also get the players to set up the “wreck”.) MORE
Encourage your players to use good footwork in small spaces by avoiding contact. These two fun activities are excellent for warming up body and mind.
Though rugby is a contact game, avoiding it is a core skill. There are no set techniques because each player will have their own style. Let them develop it in these two activities. MORE
Use this "ruck-to-ruck" wide passing exercise to develop better long passing along with timing and realignment. All your team should be involved with this activity, with players adjusting their alignment based on the strengths and weakness of their teammates. It challenges all the players to pass wider and accurately. Set a target of 20 completed runs. MORE
Use this activity as part of your sevens tournament warm-up or to develop your players awareness of passing and then supporting the pass. Also good for general handling too. The ball carrier must engage the defence first by running forward, then passing. Once he’s passed the ball, he should drop in behind the receiver (“into... MORE
Quick hands and good running lines help finish overlaps in any form of rugby. But in touch rugby, if the movement comes to an end, quick realignment and a fast “play the ball” can also exploit space. MORE