EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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

  1. Play 4 v 3, 3 v 2 or 3 v 3.
  2. The attackers get a point for every completed pass while the defenders aim to intercept the ball.
  3. Attackers cannot enter the square but can move anywhere around it.
  4. Defenders cannot leave their inner 8m square.
  5. Set a target for winning the game. For example, 10 completed passes.

 

DEVELOPMENTS

  • 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.

COMMENTS

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.

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