Activities for U6 players

Under 6s want to have fun and run around with their friends, old and new.

You will need lots of balls and energy.

You can play some organised games, but don’t try to play “rugby”.

However, rugby outcomes can be part of the games: for example, scoring tries or tagging opponents.

Other games you can play are playground favourites like Bulldogs or Stuck in the Mud.

As the players become more confident, try out the games below.

Shadow Buster - part 1

Shadow Buster

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up a large playing square. Ask the players to pair up. In each pair, one player leads and the other follows (the “shadow”). The lead player has to lose their shadow. After several seconds call “STOP” and see who has managed to lose their shadow. Then swap the pairs around. Set Up... MORE

Zombie Chief - part 1

Zombie Chief

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Chose one (or two) player(s) to be the Zombie Chief(s). They stand in the middle of the playing area. Divide the rest of the players into four groups, with one group spread along each side of the playing area. On your signal, the players have to run through the playing area and get... MORE

Tiger tails - part 1

Tiger Tails

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

Each tiger has a tag belt or “tail” tucked into the back of their shorts. The tail must be visible so that other tigers can grab it. The tigers run around inside the playing area, collecting each other’s tails by pulling them out of another tiger’s shorts. When a tiger collects a tail they add it to their own in their shorts. Other tigers can now collect how ever many tails they have. MORE

The shadow - part 1

The Shadow

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into groups of four. The groups jog around with the players following each other. They have to concentrate to avoid bumping into another group and into each other. The player at the front of each group holds a ball. The player behind is the “shadow”. You make a call of... MORE

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