Action stations! With the RFU approving Stage C for amateur rugby teams, English teams have more options to work with. We expect the other UK countries to have similar arrangements in place very soon. While there is no contact yet, teams can play up to 10-a-side touch rugby in training and use upskilling activities with significantly larger groups. MORE
Return to play: Social distancing line game
Use this box passing game to develop pass, catch and movement skills as well as defensive movement. The players can quickly develop their own adaptions. A great warm-up game for in-season training.
HOW TO PLAY
- Play 4 v 3, 3 v 2 or 3 v 3.
- The attackers get a point for every completed pass while the defenders aim to intercept the ball.
- Attackers cannot enter the square but can move anywhere around it.
- Defenders cannot leave their inner 8m square.
- Set a target for winning the game. For example, 10 completed passes.
- Change the space between the boxes.
- Attackers are only a certain amount of time on the ball.
- Passes have to be only a certain height. For example, lower than hip height or above shoulder height.
- Attackers can only move in one direction.
- Allow the players to come up with their own variations. For example, types of pass or catch.
You can see the group on the left are using “spicy” passes. They decided that was worth a point. There were no points for normal passes. At the end of this session, each “box” had their own version of the game.