You might hope not to have to get involved in refereeing, or “game coaching” as it is becoming known, or you might be dead keen to try. These days the objective is a free-flowing game, so the person with the whistle is more of a helper than a referee. Each side having a coach is […]
Touch, Tag & Sevens
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 contact session is perfect for teaching U7s and U8s. Make sure you remind them to touch the ball down using both hands. 1. Divide your players into teams of four. Put the teams into lines, each line about 3m apart, on one side of the area. The player at the front of each line […]
This session is perfect for when you’re teaching mini rugby for U7s and U8s. Summary: Get close to the ball carrier, grab and remove the tag belt, hold the tag above your head and shout “Tag!”, return the tag to the tagged player. 1. Pair up the players to make two teams. Give each team […]
Paul Tyler recently assessed an U10 coach. The coach used touch rugby during the rugby training drill session in an innovative way. This got Paul thinking about how touch rugby can be used as a viable alternative to contact rugby in training.
"Score off scrums, stretch the defence from lineouts and breakdowns, then score", says Mike Friday, the highly successful former sevens coach.
Colin Hillman, former Welsh Sevens coach, has rugby coaching tips to help you set up your sevens defence.
Rugby coaching tips looking at the pros and cons of touch rugby. These games have big skills and rugby fitness gains for your players but read on to avoid the pitfalls.
Touch rugby drill
Use this rugby drill to warm up your players quickly, using minimal equipment.
This is a no-tackle rugby game requiring constant movement and is a great rugby skills and fitness workout using touch tackles only.