EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Activities for U7 players

Pass one metre to the other player-1

Pass 1 metre to another player

in EasiCoach, Passing & Handling

U7 MINI-TAG | HANDLING 2 ACTIVITY: Passing triangles Split your players into groups of three and give each group a ball. Have them stand 1m away from each other. Get them to pass the ball to the player to their left, so it goes around the triangle six times. They should look where the pass... MORE

Pass one metre to the other player-1

Catch the ball from another player

in EasiCoach, Passing & Handling

U7 MINI-TAG | HANDLING 3 ACTIVITY: Passing triangles Split your players into groups of three and give each group a ball. Have them stand 1m away from each other. Get them to pass the ball to the player to their left, so it goes around the triangle six times. Tell the catcher to call for... MORE

Run with the ball in two hands-1

Run with the ball in two hands

in EasiCoach, Passing & Handling

U7 MINI-TAG | HANDLING 4 ACTIVITY: Catch and pass relay Divide your players into teams of four. Put the teams into lines on one side of the area, each line about 3m apart. The player at the front of each line starts with a ball. When you say “go”, the ball carrier runs to the... MORE

Work together as defenders-1

Work together as defenders U7

in Defence, EasiCoach

U7 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 5 ACTIVITY: TURN AND TAG Put an attacker with a ball on one of the long sides of the area, jogging from side to side. Put two defenders about 4m apart on the opposite side of the area, facing away from the attacker. When you shout “turn”, the defenders turn around... MORE

Run to a ball and pick it up-1

Run to a ball and pick it up

in EasiCoach, Passing & Handling

U7 MINI-TAG | HANDLING 5 ACTIVITY: Capture the ball Put teams of four players behind each of the 2m corner boxes and place at least 12 balls in the middle. When you say “go”, one player from each team runs into the middle to grab a ball. He returns to his corner and scores a... MORE

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

Turned to stone - part 1

Turned to Stone

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Chose about one in four players to be chasers (the “spooks”). Give each spook a ball. The spooks turn the rest of the players to “stone” by touching them with the ball on the chest or back. They cannot throw the ball and must hold it in two hands. If turned to stone,... 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

Nevada Smith - part 1

Nevada Smith

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up two teams facing each other at opposite sides of the playing area (the “swamp”). One team is the “bandits”, the other team comprises “Nevada Smiths”. Give the “treasure” (a ball) to the first Nevada Smith, who must try and escape from the swamp, either through the side or the far end,... MORE

Cat & Mouse - part 1

Cat & Mouse

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into four teams, one team of “cats” and three teams of “mice”. Each mouse group takes it in turns. Set up the first mouse group on the corner diagonally opposite the scoring zone “home”, with the cats on another corner. Place one ball per mouse throughout the playing area. The... MORE

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