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Small-sided games

PacMan

in Footwork and evasion, Small-sided games

Use this rugby version of the popular arcade game to work on evasive skills, decision making and deception. By Josh Barlow, RDO for the Isle of Wight PacMen start where they want Ghosts start by the balls and pick one up on the call “GO” On “GO”, players can run along any line Ghosts chase... MORE

Snakes and ladders scenario game

in Attack, Defence, Rugby drills, Small-sided games

Use this game to help players to decide about the risks and rewards for attacking and defending certain areas of the pitch. Success allows the attack up the ladder. Fail and slide down the snake. By Dan Cottrell Six attackers start on the 22m line and they can start anywhere along the line Six defenders... MORE

Deception evasion games

in Attack, Footwork and evasion, Rugby drills, Small-sided games

Use adaptive games to create deception. Players trick their opponents to score points. By Dan Cottrell GAME 1: STARBURST The defenders spread out, no nearer than 5m from the attackers Four attackers stand in the middle with a ball When the attackers ”burst” they aim to score over any line without the ball carrier being touched... MORE

Physical handling games

in Attack, Contact, Defence, Rugby drills, Small-sided games

These two adaptive games are ideal warm-ups to more intensive training sessions. One looks for players to find catching solutions, the other is a simple maul contest – though there’s never anything simple about mauling. By Dan Cottrell GAME 1 Dive zone The blocker moves side to side in the middle 5m The two attackers... MORE

Multi-ball chaotic adaptive games

in Attack, Rugby drills, Small-sided games

These two adaptive games give the players a chance to use evasion and passing, depending on the shape of the defence and the amount of confusion caused by the mess created! By Dan Cottrell GAME 1 Two ball steal and score Put a 4 v 2 in each box, with the 4 trying to maintain... MORE

Small area adaptive games

in Attack, Rugby drills, Small-sided games

Not much room, only one floodlight working or find yourself in the local gym hall? No worries, try out these adaptive games. By Dan Cottrell   Latch touch Challenge Score tries. Set up A 15m box (or whatever space you have). How to play > Even numbered teams of no more than 8 a side. >... MORE



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