EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Quick Coach: Mini dogs

CORE SKILLS

  • Evasive skills 
  • Acceleration
  • Defensive tracking
  • Team work by two or more defenders

THE STORY

“Attackers aim to get to the other side without being two-hand touched. If touched, they join the defence. The defenders start facing away with two or more defenders”

SET UP

A 10m by 5m area.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Put one defender on one line and all the others on the other.
  2. On your call, all the attackers start at the same time and aim to run to the other side.
  3. If the defender two-hand touches an attacker, the attacker now becomes a defender.
  4. If an attacker runs back over their line, or out of play, they become a defender.

  1. In the next round, if there are two defenders (2), they start with their backs to the attackers.
  2. In there are more than two defenders, they are on their fronts, facing away from the attacker.
  3. The last attacker becomes the next defender to restart the whole game.
  4. Keep a score of who survives the longest.

DEVELOPMENTS

Give the attackers a ball each.

Make the defender grab the attacker. If they can hold them for two seconds, then it counts as a tackle.

Make it full contact.

NUMBERS

Works best with four players, but five, even six okay. With six, make the box a bit wider.

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