EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

U8

Understand that you must run forward to score tries-1

Understand that you must run forward to score tries

in Attack, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 1 ACTIVITY: SCORE MORE TRIES Set up the area as shown. Put a defender on cone A on the try line and a feeder and attacker on the other cone A facing him. You call out a letter – in this case “B”. The defender runs to that cone then turns... MORE

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Score a tag try

in Attack, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 2 ACTIVITY: PASS THE PARCEL Split your players into pairs. Put each pair about 1m apart, facing each other with a ball. They should be about 5m from the try line. Start by having the players pass the ball to each other. When you shout “go”, the players with the ball race... MORE

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Run past defenders

in Attack, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 3 ACTIVITY: RUN TO SPACE Divide your players into two teams of four – make one team attackers, the other defenders. Position the teams at opposite ends of the area – attackers start behind the end line and the defenders start in the middle of their half of the area. Give a... MORE

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Support the ball carrier

in Attack, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 4 ACTIVITY: BEAT THE DEFENDERS Three defenders stand 8m apart in a line down the centre of the area. Four attackers start outside the area at one end facing the defenders. One attacker starts with a ball. The ball carrier runs up the area past the first defender with the other attackers... MORE

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Take the pass as you move forward

in Attack, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 5 ACTIVITY: SNAKES AND LADDERS Set up cones as shown. Put a group of four players in a line behind the starting cone. Player 1 starts with a ball. When you say “go”, player 1 runs to the first cone. When he gets to the first cone, he passes backwards to player... MORE

Understand that you need to pass once tagged

Understand that you need to pass once tagged

in Attack, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 6 ACTIVITY: WALKING RUGBY Play a game of five attackers v three defenders walking rugby. All the players are only allowed to walk. If a player is tagged, he has to pass the ball within one step. The tagger must return the tag before he can defend again. Score tries in... MORE

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Defend against attackers

in Defence, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 1 ACTIVITY: TAG THE RUNNERS Put a defender in the middle of the area. Put a group of three attackers on each corner of the area and number the groups 1 to 4. The aim is for the attackers to run to the opposite try line without being tagged by the defender.... MORE

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Make a Tag tackle

in Defence, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 2 ACTIVITY: 1V1 DEFENCE A defender with a ball stands on one side of the area in the centre gate. An attacker stands opposite, also in the centre gate. The defender passes the ball to the 1 attacker. On receiving the ball, the attacker runs forward and tries to get through one... MORE

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Understand the offside law

in Defence, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 3 ACTIVITY: SQUEAKY CLEAN Set up three attackers against five defender and play normal tag laws, where a tagged player has to pass the ball. After a tag the defenders have to “get onside” and the tagger has to give back the tag correctly. The attack has six “tags” to score a... MORE

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Stand in the correct position for a restart

in Defence, EasiCoach

U8 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 4 ACTIVITY: WHO’S READY FIRST? Split your players into two teams. Put half of each team on one side of the area and half on the other. Players should line up along the side of the area with one “half team” on each side of the centre cone. You stand in the... MORE



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