EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Quick Coach: Stone the crows

CORE SKILLS

  • High ball catching
  • Jumping to catch
  • Passing

THE STORY

 “The thrower aims to put the catcher under pressure by throwing a ball so it arrives at the same time as their chaser. Score points for successful catches or winning the ball chase.”

SET UP

Cones, a ball.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Put a pair of players in each box.
  2. One player in the pair is the catcher. The other pair has one player throw the ball. The other player leaves the box at the same time as the throw.

  1. The catcher must make a clean catch to score a point.
  2. If the chaser catches the ball inside the box, then that team score two points. Otherwise, they try to disrupt the catch.
  3. The chaser returns to the box, and the other pair then play.
  4. Rotate roles all the time.
  5. If the ball is thrown so it would be caught outside the box, the catcher can still score a point for a clean catch, but can’t be challenged.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Allow kicks.
  • Change the distances apart.

NUMBERS

With three players, just keep rotating the catcher, chaser and thrower. The thrower gets the same points as the chaser. 

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