EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Power line

Tackle shield holders at regular intervals along a coned line introduce an extra element into your players’ pass – now they have to fend off the shield and pass one-handed. Who can be the fastest?

SET UP

A 30×15 box divided into two lengthways by a line of cones. The distance between the cones is the distance players will have to pass, so make sure this works for your players. At one end of the cones, line up teams of five players with a ball. Three players with tackle shields wait at regular intervals along the line (picture 1).

THE RULES

On your call of “Go!”, the ball carrier runs to the first cone and the other players line up on the next four cones. They must all be facing the same way (picture 2).

The first player passes to the player next to him then runs to the next free cone.

Each player repeats this pattern down the line. If there is a shield holder on the cone, the player fends off the shield and passes one-handed behind the shield holder. He then runs to the next free cone.

The ball must reach the finish line as quickly as possible. If the ball is dropped the team must start again with the clock still running.

SCORING

  • Either give each team three goes and time them or set up two lines of cones and race teams against each other.

TELL THEM

“Accurate pass with the correct weight.”

“Make sure you are all facing the same way.”

COACHING TIPS

Communication plays a big part in this game – as does supporting the team mate – so let each other know where you want the ball.

 

Fun rugby games for 12 to 15 year olds key

Power line - part 1

 

Power line - part 2

 

Power line - part 3

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