EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Super-quick footwork and handling warm-up

Set your players up for the session with this competitive warm-up game which helps them use footwork, communication and in the development, passing skills.

A good game is a quick game and with this easy set-up the players will be able to have lots of goes at being the “attacker”. Fast, noisy and a great way to energise your session.

  1. Spread out the cones in a circle, about 3m apart.
  2. Put an attacker in the middle of the circle.
  3. The other players remain on the edge of the circle.
  4. When you say go, the attacker has to put his foot on a cone (or touch the cone with his hand or a ball) without being touched.

  1. If he’s touched, he simply aims for another cone.
  2. The defenders can move from cone to cone but not into the circle.
  3. Play for 30 seconds or until an attacker touches a cone and then rotate in a defender for an attacker.

  1. You can develop this version of the game in two ways.
  2. Add another player who is also an attacker or make the circle bigger.
  3. Then, put two attackers into the circle, with three defenders on the outside.
  4. The attackers have a ball and aim to touch the ball onto a cone before being touched.

TECHNIQUE

  • Defenders – look up and communicate.
  • Attacker – slow then quick to change direction fast and accelerate.
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