Rugby: Continuous Passing Square 1

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DESCRIPTION

Set up 4 cones in a square, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts with a player on one cone who runs towards the cone to his right and passes the ball across the square to a player from the next cone running onto the ball. He catches the ball and continues his run, passing the ball to someone from the next cone running onto the ball.

Change the direction which the ball is going

Progressions:

Get the players to change direction on your command (shout/whistle)

Multiple balls at a time

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).

COACHING POINTS

Passing technique - high elbow, hands follow through towards the target

Catching technique - hands up and arms extended from the body as a target -> Call for the pass.

Get players to aim the passes in front of the receiver so the receivers can run onto the ball

Communication is important to stop the drill breaking down

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Continuous Passing Off The Floor 2

Set up a rectangle of cones (10x5) with two gates of cones of a different colour 2m in front of cones on opposite sides of the rectangle (See diagram).

Get the players to line up in equal numbers behind the 4 cones of the rectangle (1, 2, 3, 4).

The ball starts on the floor between one of the gates of cones, a player approaches from behind a cone (1) and passes the ball off the floor to a player running onto the ball from behind a cone (2). The player who passed the ball continues his run and joins the back of the queue infront of him (4). The receiver catches the ball and continues his run, putting the ball on the ground between the cones in front of him, before joining the back of the queue (3). The player at the front of the queue (3) runs forward, and passes the ball off the floor to a player running onto the ball from behind a cone (4). The player who passed the ball continues his run and joins the back of the queue infront of him (2). The receiver catches the ball and continues his run, putting the ball on the ground between the cones in front of him, before joining the back of the queue (1). The player at the front of the queue (1) runs forwards, and passes the ball off the floor to a player running onto the ball from behind a cone (2), and the drill continues...

Change the direction by moving the gates of cones forward to be in front of the opposite cones (4 and 2, instead of 1 and 3)

Progressions:

Instead of putting the ball on the ground, have to go to ground, present the ball, then get up and out of the way.

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).

Passing

Continuous Passing Square 2 | Passing

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).

Passing

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