Rugby: Catch and pass channel

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DESCRIPTION

  • 8+ players 
  • Ball 
  • Players stand at equal distance away at differnt points along the grid.
  • One working player runs in the middle of the channel. 
  • The players on the outside pass the ball into the running player.
  • The Working player must complete 2 sets of passing - 1 run off each hand. 

COACHING POINTS

  • Accuracy of the catch and pass.
  • Keep ball off of the chest.
  • Hands up and point at target. 
  • Unstaggered running. 
  • Smooth, quick motion. 
  • Head through eyes on the target. 

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MORE Passing DRILLS

Continuous Passing Square 2

Set up a square of cones, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone. The ball starts in the hands of a player behind cone 1, who runs (black running line) towards cone 2, passes the ball to the player behind cone 2 who passes the ball back to the first player. The first player then runs towards cone 3 and passes the ball to the player standing behind cone 3. The player who passed the ball from behind cone 2 runs (blue running line) following the run of the first player and receives a pass from the player behind cone 3 before running towards cone 4 and passing the ball to the player behind cone 4. The player who passed the ball from behind cone 3 runs (yellow running line) following the run of the second player and receives a pass from the player behind cone 4 before running towards cone 1 and passing the ball to the player behind cone 1. The player who passed the ball from behind cone 4 runs (red running line) following the run and receives a pass from the player behind cone 1 before running towards cone 2 and passing the ball to the player behind cone 2. The player who passed the ball from behind cone 1 runs (black running line) following the run and receives a pass from the player behind cone 2 before running towards cone 3 and passing the ball to the player behind cone 3, and the drill continues. Change the direction which the ball is going. Progressions: Get the players to change direction on your command (shout/whistle etc) Multiple balls As a group must complete 10 successful passes before the session can move on, every time a ball is dropped the whole group does an exercise (e.g. 10 press ups).

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