EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Turnovers

The Rules

Divide the players into teams of three. Start the teams from their try lines. Give a ball to the team you want to be the attackers first.

The attackers aim to beat the defenders to score a try, using running, evasion and passing skills. The defence use tag or touch tackles to stop them.

When a ball carrier is tackled, they put the ball down and the whole team returns to their try line. After 3 seconds, the other team pick up the ball and attack.

Set Up

Area: 10m x 10m
Equipment: 1 ball per 6 players, bibs (if available), tag belts (if used).
Players: 6- two teams of 3.

Scoring

  • 1 point for a try.

What to Call Out

  • “Look for space and move into it”
  • “Beat the defender”
  • “Pass and move”
  • “Support the person with the ball”
  • “Run forward”
  • “Pass backwards”
  • “Shout “TACKLE” when you catch someone”

Coaching Tips

Players should discover clever ways to move and pass the ball around.

If you have more than one game going at once, you can swap the teams around after every try.

 

Fun mini rugby games for 5 to 8 year olds

Turnovers - part 1

One team attacks from its try line.

Turnovers - part 2

Turnover the ball at every tackle.

Turnovers - part 3

The attack puts the ball down and runs back to its line. After 3 seconds the other team attacks.

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