Rugby: Many hands

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Eifion, Rugby Coach

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Tell your players the following......

  1. Each group of two players should have their own ball.
  2. While they have a partner, they can pass to anyone.
  3. They just need to move the ball, pass and catch.
  4. They also need to move around the training area.
  5. They can pass in any direction.
  6. Go - lets just get moving.
  • After a little time, tell the players that their pass must be legal.

COACHING POINTS

Don't feel that you have to focus on all of the following coaching points, you may have your own. Select the points that most closely match your overall training and session goals

  • Players should aim to keep the ball moving.
  • They should move into space, not being afraid to drift apart.
  • Ball carriers should aim to pass the ball to where the receiver is going to be, not to where they are.
  • Passes do not spin the ball when there is no need to.
  • Passes should be weighted in terms of distance, accuracy, and speed.
  • A pass is only complete when caught.
  • The receivers hands should be out, maybe they should clap to set a target?
  • Both the ball carrier and receiver should communicate to highlight availability, distance, location, and the time of the pass.
  • Communication should be encouraging, effective, and efficient.
  • Players stay up on the balls of their feet inside tight space, changing direction quickly.
  • Players should not view mistakes as failures, simply part of the learning process.
  • Differentiate your groups and allocate control tasks appropriate to the groups ability level. Every group should feel stretched but should experience success.
  • Have fun, remember build them up!
  • PROGRESSION

    • They can't pass to the same person twice.
    • When they make a pass they must do one press-up.
    • All the passes must be switches.
    • All the passes must be back flicks.
    • All the passes must be high and looping.
    • All the passes must be low and below the knee.
    • Players set and pick the ball.

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