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.
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
Use this two-man lineout move to win ball if your lineout isn’t functioning or you want to change things up. Executed well, it will be a “banker” ball as the opposition won’t be able to react to it. MORE
Following your pass is a good discipline in any form of rugby, and especially in sevens. By continuing to loop, your side can create an extra man in attack. Use this session to engineer try-scoring overlaps. MORE