Rugby Drill Demonstration

Description

There are 4 cones in a rectangle , 2 red and 2 blue. The 2 defenders stand within the square, and on the coach's call, they must go and touch the called colour cone.

As the coach calls it the attackers can go.The ball starts with the attacker in the middle.

His aim is to attack the space in between the two players, and execute the first opportunity that presents itself. either one of the players will move in on him, therefore opening up space for the support runner on that side, or both will commit to him, or none in which case he is through!

Coaching points

  • Ensure that the player with the ball is running to space, and not running towards a defender and fixing him
  • The aim is to draw both defenders attention, and the first one that commits opens the door for the pass and the score

Progression

If you want to progress the drill further, bring in more colours for the defenders to work towards, forcing them to run into different directions. You can also force them to start in a specific area within the grid, by assigning them starting positions, also with the help of the trustworthy cone.

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Drill tags: mid-space

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