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VIDEO: The narrow channel game for intense learning outcomes
Split your playing group into three teams. Two teams on, one off. Play in a narrow channel, swapping teams when there’s an error or a try.
A great game for younger players because there’s no escape from contact, yet also, no chances to build up speed.
You or the players set out what counts as an error. If a team makes an error, then immediately swap with another group. If you have another coach, they can ask what the players on the sideline might do differently next time.
After a five minutes, mix up the teams again.
With everything close by, it will intense and active. Lots of noise and lots of fun.