Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed cones, ball carrier should accelerate up towards inside shoulder of defender to draw in and then pass to the support runner coming from depth who can run in and score.
Ball carrier attack closest touchline at inside shoulder of defender. Inside shoulder means the defender cannot drift onto second support runner. Support runners come from depth and with hands up as targets to pass to. Defenders try to keep body as square to attackers as possible to move onto another attacker and avoid been beaten.
Give attackers or defenders different commands to influence the way players react to various situations.
Offence (blue), line out in one deep line.
Defence (red) - opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player you are marking.
Offence endeavour to pass ball along line.
Defence move up to stop them. Each defender goes up to tackle - if ball is passed THEN they work to protect inside shoulder of player on their outside.
two lines of players opposite each other in 2 lines.
one of the teams has the ball and has to pass the ball along each player in the line.
The player in possession of the ball when the coach calls out go has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try and run the full length of the grid to score a try. The player from the opposition in line with the player that is running can try to stop the player scoring by running around the cone and tagging the runner before they reach the line.
In groups of 4 or 5. Number the players from 1 - 4 with one tagger. On the signal the players move around and pass the ball to each other in the same sequence e.g. 1 passes to 2, 2 passes to 3 etc.
The tagger tries to tag the players with the ball. Change over after every 30 - 60 seconds.
Pass gets given to the attacker who has to run down the grid. When the tackle comes in the player with the ball has to present the ball.
Tackler has to get to feet quickly to get the ball and pass it back the the initial passer of the practice . Next two player go.
After each go the players swap sides.
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