Rugby: Handling Skills Warm Up

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DESCRIPTION

  • Groups of four, players stand in a T shape with about two yards between each player.
  • The player in the middle is the focal point and each round is designed to test that middle player as they will be doing the most passing and receiving.
  1. Player A - Player B
  2. Player B - Player C
  3. Player D - Player B
  4. Player B - Player D
  5. Player C - Player B
  6. Player B - Player A
  7. Player D - Player B
  8. Player B - Player D
  • The middle player must receive from the side and pass out the other side.
  • The middle player then plays a one-two return pass with the player opposite.
  • The middle player then receives the ball from the side player they just gave it to and passes it back across to the original passer.
  • Another one-two with the player opposite is then played.
  • Switch positions clockwise after 20/30 seconds.

COACHING POINTS

  • The game is all about quick hands, always being ready to receive the next pass.
  • Once the middle player passes, they need to ensure their hands are in a good position around the torso height, to receive the next pass.
  • The trigger for passing to the middle player is when the ball leaves the middle player's hands on the prior pass.
  • Give the middle player as little time as possible to be ready to receive the ball.

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