A strong, stable scrum provides an excellent platform for attacking play or effectively clearing your lines. Yet training this crucial area is never easy since you may not have all your scrum players available or access to a scrum machine. So, here are some practical solutions to build a stronger scrum. MORE
VIDEO: Ball juggling for better grip
Use these exercises to that the ball receiver catches with the ends of the fingers, not the palm of their hand. These activities come from experienced elite skills coach, Tosh Askew.
- Spread the hands across the fat part of the ball.
- Hand soft hands as they catch, then grip tight with the ends of the fingers and thumb.
- Progressions are important to keep pressure on the ball carrier.
- Looking at the shape of the ball helps the player to see where to put their hands.